[The 2011 Daihatsu FC Sho Case concept is a contender for the boxiest car ever made. It rides on a hydrogen pancake for a platform, hence the wave graphics on the side. Photo: Daihatsu] » 3/08/15 9:21am 3/08/15 9:21am

How Do You Build The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Mirai? By Hand.

EPA Tightens Fuel Economy Test Because Nobody Gets The Mileage They Want

Isn't it kind of universally accepted that you aren't going to achieve the fuel economy numbers advertised on your new car? (Not if you're a reader of this website and drive the way we do, anyway.) But since automakers keep getting nailed for misleading fuel economy claims, the Environmental Protection Agency is… » 2/24/15 1:47pm 2/24/15 1:47pm

Chevrolet's New Electric Car Can Be Sold In All 50 States This Time

Chevrolet's last all-electric commuter car, the Spark EV, was only sold in California and Oregon. Chevy's new one, the Bolt, is privileged enough to be purchased in every state of the Union. » 2/12/15 10:11am 2/12/15 10:11am

Volkswagen Is Obsessed With The Phaeton Even As They Lose $32k Per Car

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. 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? » 1/28/15 9:30am 1/28/15 9:30am

Oil Too Cheap To Suck Out Of Your Backyard, American Dream Over

Oil is too cheap now for it to be profitable to pull oil out of your backyard. Fuck that. Plundering nature on an individual level is basically the founding myth of America. » 1/09/15 3:15pm 1/09/15 3:15pm

This Beautiful Animated Graph Shows The Cost Of Modern Performance

Here's a perfect graphic illustration of how cars have gotten so powerful these days, and how much of their power goes to just hauling their weight around. » 12/26/14 1:30pm 12/26/14 1:30pm

Helicopters And A Bizarre Race-Against-Time Extinction Case

This is a bit complicated to explain in just a few sentences, but there's a race against time going on in South Georgia, and helicopters are playing a key role. » 12/17/14 8:35pm 12/17/14 8:35pm

The Great Oil Paradox: How Cheap Gas Could Lower Demand For Gas

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. 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? » 12/11/14 9:18am 12/11/14 9:18am

Gas Drops Below $2.00 A Gallon And Is Only Going Down

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. 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? » 12/04/14 9:53am 12/04/14 9:53am

Cheap Gas Means People Are Longing For Hummer, Somehow

Proving that car guys will get wistfully nostalgic over anything, even cars that don't deserve it, and that the American buying public has the memory of a goldfish, the current trend of low, low gas prices has some dealers longing for the good old days of Hummer. No, really. » 12/01/14 12:15pm 12/01/14 12:15pm

The Detroit Electric SP:01 Wants To Be The Fastest Electric Sports Car

The Detroit Electric SP:01, which is not made in Detroit, is aiming to be the fastest electric car in the world. To that end, the company just switched up the design, going from a coupe with a removable roof, to a sleek, sloping fastback. But will it be enough to beat the D? (Maybe. But it depends on the definition of… » 10/27/14 1:37pm 10/27/14 1:37pm

This Ford Got 762 MPG

Ford's first vehicle was basically two basically two bicycles fused together with an engine in the middle. One Ford employee tried a similar approach in the '70s and here's the result. » 9/10/14 11:11pm 9/10/14 11:11pm

Up Close Photos Of The Amazing Chysler Turbine Car

Only nine of Chrysler's extraordinary, sometimes-tequila-powered Turbine Cars still exist. Steve Lehto (who wrote the book on these things) has some great photos of how they live now. » 9/07/14 1:12pm 9/07/14 1:12pm

Why Gasoline Prices Vary So Much From State-To-State

If you've ever driven cross-country you know how much the price of gasoline can vary, ranging from nearly $4.00 in San Francisco to just a hair over $3.00 in Roanoke, Virginia. What's the deal? Give credit to higher taxes, distance from supply, and type of fuel. » 9/07/14 11:00am 9/07/14 11:00am

This Electric Car Charging Picture Going Around The Internet Is Wrong