Great news, car fans! The Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco nameplates will be making a US comeback if this $9 billion UAW deal goes through!
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The Detroit Electric SP:01 has been revealed (again) with an altered-but-still-obviously-Lotus look. Can this Tesla clone pick up where Elon Musk left off?
Though it has long offered diesel engines in Europe, Jaguar has denied Americans these motors for just as long, but that all changes with the new Jaguar XE.
Earlier this year Tesla installed its 100th Supercharger station in the U.S., and this week it announced the opening of its 50th Supercharger in Europe.
Despite 4% of the world’s oil production being offline, weak demand has kept prices steady. Good news for consumers, but bad news for oil companies.
Sales of the Porsche Panamera are up to 13,500 units so far in 2014, a 28% increase. Of those, fully 10% were Panamera E-Hybrids, helping lift sales a lot.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is so popular in Japan, that U.S. showrooms are having trouble keeping them in stock. The culprit?A lack of batteries.
Fighter jets + ethanol, it’s a calculation that Lockheed Martin recently announced a significant investment in. Lockheed is hoping to secure what it calls, “clean, secure, and smart energy” by buying into a company called Concord Blue. That company gained notoriety in the energy business when it developed a closed-loop, commercially proven, non-incineration process that […]
Renault-Nissan and Japanese firm Mitsubishi are to share the production of vehicles, technology and factory capacity, the two groups announced on Tuesday, highlighting the development of electric cars. A statement on the terms of the deal said: “As…
Nissan announced on October 25, 2013, the U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which is on sale now at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide. The new Pathfinder Hybrid joins the Pathfinder 3.5-liter model in the expanded 2014 lineup, bringing…
Electricity-generating fuel cells that can be fueled by a cheap, abundant, and renewable fuel source seem to be the holy grail of a low-emission, energy-independent future. Up to now, making the hydrogen that’s powered fuel cell cars has been expensive, but the US military may have come up with new way to generate electricity in a fuel cell with a fuel that we’ve been writing an awful lot about, lately: ethanol.
In a legal brief filed with the US Supreme Court, the American Petroleum Institute – a powerful, well-funded lobbyist group that represents more than 500 oil and natural gas companies – insisted that transportation fuels containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) could damage cars and trucks. Should we believe them?
The number of plug-in vehicles in the United States has finally exceeded 100,000 units, according to Plug In America. Next step; one million plug-in cars!
German automakers have been cautious about hybrid vehicles, including Audi, which in America offers just one hybrid vehicle, the Q5 SUV. But a new hybrid will be joining the U.S. Audi lineup next year, the Audi A3 e-tron, which was confirmed at the New York Auto Show.
American Honda just announced its entire 2013 model-year motorcycle lineup, and it includes 6 (six!) hot new models ranging from repli-racers to vintage homages to fresh takes on old classics. As we talked about a few weeks ago, Honda is indeed rolling out a trio of sporty, 500 cc twins in the form of the […]
Chris’ petition to Ford trying to convince the blue oval boys to bring their “world-market” diesel Ranger to the US has been, comment-wise, one of the most popular posts in Gas 2’s short five-year history. Despite our pleas, increasingly stringent CAFE standards on light trucks, the recession, the complete absurdity of driving a full-size pickup […]
I know this is an alternative fuels blog, but the fact remains that for the foreseeable future, oil will remain the fuel of choice. And the oil we use is about to get a lot dirtier, because as Canada ramps up production of oil made from tar sands, the U.S. is set to increase our […]
I’m not sure how long ago it was when I first heard that Toyota was looking to move Prius production to the United States. Besides being their biggest market, Toyota was probably hoping to stifle some criticism regarding the green credentials of a car that is produced from parts shipped all over the world (sometimes […]
Among certain circles in America, there is a growing fear of the Chinese. The people in line ahead of me at a Wisconsin Wal-Mart this weekend (I was in a Wisconsin Wal-Mart this weekend) said “the Chinese is gonna take over”, and a sharp cat from a well-known Chicago publishing house told me earlier this […]
Though the Chevy Volt and Vauxhall Ampera are built on the same platform, the reception the two cars have received could not be more different. While the Volt has been polarized and bastardized as a product of Obama, the Ampera sold out before it ever went on sale. There is another key difference too; the Ampera […]