Electric cars are only as clean as the electric grid they run off of, and in Singapore, that means one owner’s Tesla Model S is getting fined for producing too much CO2. Here’s how they came to this figure for what is ostensibly a zero-emissions vehicle.
The electric-car market is growing, but remains small. A majority of drivers still stop at the station regularly, filling up their gas-guzzling vehicles and allowing the oil industry to stay in business. But Bloomberg projects more than a third of all cars will be electric by 2040, and the oil companies aren’t buying…
The price of a barrel of crude oil briefly jumped this morning, on news that Russia and Saudi Arabia (joined by Venezuela and Qatar) tentatively agreed to a cap on oil production. Don’t expect the price of your average gallon of gasoline to go up, however, thanks to an ages-old dilemma.
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Thanks to the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and LaFerrari, we’re now used to the idea of a hybrid sports car, but turn the clock back to 2002 and the idea was much more on the fringe. Enter the too-good-for-this-world 2.0 liter V10 hybrid Connaught.
It was a few researchers from West Virginia who brought down the might of the German automotive industry, exposing VW’s Dieselgate cheats. Do you think Germany is pleased about that?
Today’s supercars are hybrid, carbon-fiber examples of how clean a car can be. Is there really a good reason why this has to be the case? I’m not so sure...
The point of an emissions standards is to reduce emissions, but as a new report from The Guardian notes, the tests used to enforce those standards are doing next to nothing for keeping our air clean.
In a normal market, you’d expect an oversupply of something and the resulting drop in prices would lead to a dramatic decrease in production and storage capacity. You’d also expect retail prices of that thing to also drop. That isn’t happening with oil right now.
The DB Breweries in New Zealand realized how much yeast waste they end up with every week, so they called in Gull Petroleum to turn all that into 98 octane biofuel also known as E10.
While carmakers use the holy hybrid technology to make supercars even more insanely fast, Audi’s synthetic petrol comes with an octane rating of RON 100. That means more speed as well.
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[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]
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…
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.
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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.
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.