Mazda Once Built A Rotary Miata Powered By Miraculous Science-Fuel

Imagine! A world in which you can own a small, cheap, rear-wheel drive sports car that burns not the finite processed dinosaur juice extracted from the ground, but hydrogen in all its abundant glory! This isn't some science fiction dream — it's something Mazda actually did back in the early 1990s. » 7/16/14 12:00pm 7/16/14 12:00pm

Why It's Great News That Hyundai's New Fuel Cell Car Is So Boring

I could stand you right in front of the very first really mass-production capable hydrogen-powered vehicle and say "Look at that car. That's a hydrogen car that could be the future of motoring." And you would say "What car? What are you pointing at? Behind that white SUV thing?" Then maybe we'd kiss. » 6/16/14 3:57pm 6/16/14 3:57pm

Why You Shouldn't Believe Stories About Rocket Fuel For Cars

A few days ago this article about the "European Space Agency working on using rocket fuel in cars" was brought to my attention, and I'll admit it made me a little excited. Perhaps not exactly visibly, but close. Upon reading the article, however, I was disappointed. I'll explain why, and also try to help you, curious… » 11/13/12 9:30am 11/13/12 9:30am

These Are The High Tech Gas Stations Of The Future (Maybe)

Besides getting stuck in traffic, dealing with auto accidents, making loan payments, paying your car insurance, and being forced to compete in demolition derbies by Russian drug lords you owe money to, the most annoying consequence of car ownership is probably having to make trips to the gas station. » 9/29/12 12:30pm 9/29/12 12:30pm

GM Using US Postal Fleet As Fuel Cell Equinox Test Bed

GM is partnering with the US Postal Service to place its fuel cell-powered Chevy Equinox into service in Irvine, California and other yet-to-be-identified locations. The idea is to put the fuel cell SUVs into heavy-use situations to help work out the development kinks. Not only that, but they'll be able to test the… » 7/24/08 4:40pm 7/24/08 4:40pm

Mazda Hydrogen Van Approved For Testing Despite Lack Of Wings And…

After successfully building a Hydrogen RX-8, Mazda has moved on to converting their Premacy van to run on the futuristic fuel. Powered by a newer version of their hydrogen rotary engine, the new vehicle gets a 40% increase in power, an increased range and now approval to test on public streets in Japan. Though we like… » 6/20/08 10:00am 6/20/08 10:00am

Honda Looks To Follow GM By Fueling Hydrogen Hopes With Hollywood Hype

Honda's hoping to snag some love from the Hollywood hype machine for their new green machine, the hydrogen fuel-cell-powered FCX Clarity. Honda's producing 200 of the fuel cell vehicles for distribution to celebrities and other Hollywood luminaries to build buzz for the 73 MPG technological wonder. True, these drivers… » 6/19/08 6:00pm 6/19/08 6:00pm