As Mark Twain once noted, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Statistics are what this report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is based upon, although by changing their analysis of numbers, NRDC came up with different results regarding which U.S. counties drive American dependence upon…
As the world's finite gas supply continues to dry up, automakers are continuing look to other sources to power their cars. Hybrids and batteries have been popping up all over the place.
Modern day alchemists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are figuring out how to use chemistry to turn seawater into jet fuel. By pulling carbon dioxide from seawater and using it to produce hydrogen, they hope someday to shift the Navy's fuel demands from foreign oil to alternative sources.
Close your eyes and imagine it's 1979. A first-term Democratic president struggles with unemployment, malaise, high energy prices, and embassy trouble. The landscape of today looks like the landscape of then, but there's one important thing missing: The compact pickup. Where did they go? The small pickup was an…
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.
One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars.
Tesla Motors just unveiled its new supercharger, but it isn't the cool Mad Max kind we all grew up with.
Kansas City-based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electic built a fleet of delivery trucks that have been proven on the mean streets of New York City.
The Chevy Volt is a pioneering car, but it has also received a lot of flack. It hasn't helped that it has caught on fire a couple times and been scapegoated by the media as the poster child of the automotive bailouts.
Numerous headlines this afternoon are blaring the Obama Administration's strict new corporate average fuel economy standard for 2025. Car companies, the administration says, will have to average 54.5 mpg.
Hey Mother Nature, you thought electric cars were going to save you and all of your wonderful wilderness creatures? FALSE. They're going to EAT THEM.
The news isn't official yet, but MSNBC's Chuck Todd tweeted an hour ago that the White House hinted that because of this summer's drought, it's considering waiving the ethanol production requirements the Environmental Protection Agency imposes on corn growers.
Would you really like to take your old '76 Vega Kammback on the HOV lane, but you just can't convince anyone to ride with you? And, are you sick of the way that tired old engine sucks gas like it's gin in my uncle's secret Thermos? Sure you are. If that Vega was a hybrid, you could solve all these problems.
In an age when teenagers are forsaking cars for smartphones, it's encouraging to see that some people have the right idea and are getting their children hooked on motoring at a young age.
If you wanted a Tesla Model S but couldn't afford the sticker price (or bear the long wait), now's your chance. Well, sort of. Tesla shared its guts with Toyota, who stuffed them into a RAV4, and now the car's going on sale.
Meet Delft University of Technology's student-built electric race car. Watch it lap the Formula Student UK endurance course at Silverstone earlier this month. Listen to it squeal, whine and chirp like R2-D2 having a tender moment with another droid.
Further proof that people buy eco-friendly cars for their luxury and not for their economy came today when the Embassy Suites hotel in Nashville, Tennessee started to run their eight-passenger Nissan Leaf shuttle. Granola-crunchers, your limo has arrived.
(Part of encouraging a diverse, intelligent car community is attempting to understand those with alternative points of view. In that vein, I invited humorist, car reviewer, Prius owner, and alterna-human being Neal Pollack to write up an explanation for why anyone might love the Prius.
In the PBS Frontline documentary that airs tonight, a group of kids from a gritty urban high school in west Philadelphia are talking trash. They've built two hybrid cars designed to get 100 mpg and compete on the track, something they say automotive engineers haven't done so much of.
The time has come. BMW is planning to bring its European four-cylinder diesel engine to the U.S. market. They haven't yet said which American market models will get the diesel mill, nor exactly when it will debut.