By changing the shape of its trucks’ pistons, the New Volvo Wave Piston boosts Diesel Power while increasing MPG and cutting emissions.
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New Water-cooled Exhaust Manifold technology from Volkswagen and Honda means More Power, Less Emissions from new internal combustion engines.
With just a few autonomous cars on the road, safety, traffic, and efficiency will improve everything, dramatically, for everyone. Here is the proof!
In an industry first, Speedriven has successfully installed and operated a standalone ECU system into a highly complicated Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.
In-race refueling was banned for the 2010 Formula 1 season, but is it time refueling makes a comeback for the good of the show?
While the final shape that the next generation of Formula 1 engines remains to be seen, it seems like the hybrid component of the cars is here to stay. That could be a good thing for the fans as well as the activists- because some of the electric technology being developed in Formula E could […]
Despite being “new tech”, a recent study indicates less than 2 problems per million cells produced for the Chevy Volt extended-range hybrid electric car.
WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2013 (ENS) – Ten technologies that enable improved environmental performance in vehicles have been named as finalists for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award™. This recognition of environmentally-conscious automotive…
In a bid to close the competitive gap between GM and other manufacturers, GM has been 3d scanning competitor’s cars, trucks, and SUVs, putting their rival designs through their computers in an effort to learn as much as they can about “what makes a Mercedes feel like a Mercedes”, for example. Now, if that sort […]
Hydrogen fuel cells always seems to be just beyond the reach of even the world’s largest companies, which can really mean only one thing; car companies need to pool their resources to make hydrogen cars an affordable and practical reality. No wonder Ford, Mercedes, and Nissan have signed a technology pact to product a car that emits nothing but water.
When compared to other nations, America is relatively isolated from climate change. However as wildfires increase, tornado warnings are appearing in the northeast, and America is dealing with the hottest weather on record, it is easy to see that something is going on. A recent survey by Yale and George Mason universities indicates that the vast majority of Americans agrees that climate change is making natural disasters and extreme weather events worse.
China has high speed rail, an economy that is moving, and now an electric vehicle (EV) oriented infrastructure thanks to $15 billion in EV investments. That is more than six-times America’s investment, but will it pay off with higher EV sales?
Paul Ryan is the new face of the Grand Old Party (GOP) these days; so we felt it would be helpful to see where Vice Presidential nominee Ryan stands on alternative fuels.
America might be giving up on alternative fueled vehicles, but Australia sure is not! The country of Australia has a small population, around 22,620,600 people; however, it is a population that has fallen in love with hybrid cars. The month of June saw an 84% increase in sales of hybrid cars by private buyers in […]
Those of you who love two-wheeled transportation – and there are a lot of you – have one more reason to go green. The Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit for purchasers of electric bikes and motorcycles last week.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that there is absolutely no objectivity when it comes to a DeLorean – despite being painfully slow and almost laughably unreliable, they’re gorgeous classic cars. I mean, look at it. Have you ever seen anything so pretty? (Don’t answer that.)
The Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted the largest ever examination of the America’s potential renewable energy capacity. The outcome – the DOE found that currently existing renewable energy technology would be able to supply up to 80% of America’s daily electricity use by the year 2050.
OK, kids – time for a pop quiz. Which is more macho, a full-size pickup truck or a fuel-efficient Fiat 500C? A drum of VP109 race fuel, or a jerry can of bio-ethanol? Despite the objective benefits of the Smart for city drivers and the military’s inexorable march towards sustainable fuels, I think most people […]
Over the last few weeks the United States has experienced record breaking heat waves. Drought has hit the American heartland and wildfires are raging in the American west. Democracy Now correspondents recently questioned a panel of environmental experts as to what the hell is going on. The take away; climate change is real and is […]
It’s not easy being green, or spending green in this economy either. The Obama administration invested $2.4 billion with the goal of getting 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on America’s roads by 2015. Reports now show that only about 300,000 EVs will be buzzing on America’s roads by 2015.