The Genius Way The US Could Hurt Russia And Help You At The Same Time

Russia is invading Ukraine right now, that much is fact. The United States doesn't really like that, but there's not much it can do short of starting a costly war. One idea that could actually work to hurt Russia does have an unintended side effect, though – it can make your drive way, way cheaper. » 3/03/14 4:45pm 3/03/14 4:45pm

Fuelshark Wants Us To Apologize Because They Sell Bullshit

A couple months ago I reviewed a remarkable-sounding product called the Fuelshark, a simple plug-in device for your car that claimed to improve gas mileage. I did some tests, took it apart, and found their claims to be bullshit. Well, the Fuelshark people finally got around to reading it, and they're pissed. They want… » 2/21/14 4:00pm 2/21/14 4:00pm

Audi Puts The 'Carbon Neutral' A3 g-tron On Sale

Audi is getting rather serious about carbon neutral synthetic fuels nowadays and to prove how much they believe in this technology, they put the Audi A3 g-tron on sale in Germany priced at €25,900 ($35,407). » 2/13/14 5:15pm 2/13/14 5:15pm

Is Ethanol Just A Well-Marketed Disaster?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/12/13 9:30am 11/12/13 9:30am

What You Should Know About The Fuel You'll Be Putting In Your Car Soon

You know how for some of the liquids you pour in your body there are seasonal variations? Lots of coffee chains are as we speak pumpkin-infusing everything they can get their hands on, for example. Liquids for your car are the same way — we're entering the time of Winter Blend gasoline now. Here's how it's going to… » 10/22/13 2:00pm 10/22/13 2:00pm

Six Things You'd Never Think Were Made Out Of Oil

While others are fretting about our coming electric future, Elon Musk reminded us that gasoline, a petroleum product, is highly flammable. Then again, we shouldn't be afraid of all petroleum products (I hope, maybe). Plenty of stuff we use every day is made out of petroleum, even where you'd least expect it. » 10/05/13 12:48pm 10/05/13 12:48pm

This Chart Shows How Much Energy Is In Different Kinds Of Fuel

When we shove things into our vehicles and turn them from boring old liquids or tubs of chemical goop into sweet, sweet motion, we soon realize not all fuels are created equal. Why is it that a gasoline car, for example, can go so much farther than an electric? And why can nuclear subs go without refueling for decades? … » 10/04/13 2:57pm 10/04/13 2:57pm