These Two Maps Show We're All Using A Ton Of Gasoline

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… » 10/04/12 3:40pm 10/04/12 3:40pm

The U.S. Navy Is Trying To Turn Seawater Into Jet Fuel

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. » 10/02/12 2:40pm 10/02/12 2:40pm

How The Government Killed Fuel Efficient Cars And Trucks

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… » 10/02/12 10:30am 10/02/12 10:30am

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

COTD: The Highway Of Tomorrow Is Lined With Powerdicks

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. » 9/27/12 5:00pm 9/27/12 5:00pm

GM Is Losing Thousands Of Dollars On Every Volt Built

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. » 9/10/12 12:30pm 9/10/12 12:30pm

Add Tech From The Mars Curiosity Rover To Your Old Car

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. » 8/10/12 2:20pm 8/10/12 2:20pm