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2013 Ram 1500 Gets 8-Speed Auto, Start/Stop Tech

American automakers are facing a do-or-die moment in regards to fuel economy. Heavily reliant on gas-guzzling trucks and SUV’s, Ford, Chrysler, and GM have got to figure out a way to make their number-one sellers suck down less gas. While Ford bets on EcoBoost and GM focuses on weight savings, Chrysler has announced that for […]

F1 Cars Will Pit as EVs in 2014

As part of a series of rules changes designed to spur green-tech innovation and promote sustainability within the sport, Formula 1’s sanctioning body recently announced that, as of 2014, cars must travel on battery power only while in pit lane.  Effectively, the new rules will turn every F1 car on the grid into dual-mode hybrid […]

July 23rd

Formula 1 Settles on Turbo V6 Engines for 2014

The organisers behind Formula 1 have been pushing a green-tech agenda in recent years, all in a bid to remain relevant in the face of growing environmentalist pressures.  To their merit, they’ve quickly developed KERS  into a vital, race-winning technology which is being trickled down into more “real world” products from Volvo and Porsche (among […]

July 3rd

Mercedes Reveals S350 Diesel Flagship for 2012

Lost in the hype surrounding the 2011 Detroit Auto Show was Mercedes-Benz’ introduction of a new diesel version of the company’s flagship S Class sedans.  The new S350 Bluetec is the first diesel-engined flagship from Mercedes to be sold Stateside in decades, and one-ups the clean diesel efforts from rival carmakers BMW and Audi (who […]

January 11th