In the effort to continue battling climate change, the White House has mandated new emissions standards for large trucks and buses. Officials say that this will decrease our carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons and decrease our oil consumption by up to 84 billion gallons by 2027.
With 384 laps lodged in the 24 Hours of Le Mans live timing screen just like the winning No. 2 Porsche 919, many were wondering where the No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050—the one that led much of the race only to encounter trouble in the final heartbreaking minutes—was on the podium. We can all blame Le Mans’ fittingly…
I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.
Two questions stood out immediately as Volkswagen got torn apart in their Dieselgate scandal: why was this European carmaker under fire in America, and why weren’t other carmakers implicated as well? One small loophole might be the answer.
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.
Yesterday, Gearhead-Americans were alarmed to learn that, buried in a massive, 600+ page EPA document called Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles–Phase 2 was a clarification to a rule that could, potentially, let the EPA restrict emissions on street…
You know the 5-star safety rating system used by NHTSA and concerned car-buying parents all over America? The one that tells you that one star is a deathtrap, and five means effective immortality? Well, there’s a proposal out now to apply that same sort of thing to vehicle lighting. And yes, the amber/red indicator…
Attention racers preparing for the Best Race In The U S of A That Is The Best And Not Anything That Is Not The Best, the Chili Bowl Nationals indoor midget race: right rear tire requirements are now open.
Big automaker companies are limited in what kinds of cars they build by national regulations for safety and cleanliness. And you, even you, are limited too.
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 Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next…
The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided on many issues related to racing all over the world today, but all eyes were on Formula One. Today, they not only approved many of the F1 Strategy Group’s proposed changes, but they released the 2016 race calendar. Welcome back, Germany, and say hello to Baku.
I recently learned that Mercedes-Benz, official automaker of drivers who put tissue boxes on the rear shelf, has updated the CLS for the 2015 model year. This is great news, and I invite you all to join me in expressing our collective excitement by asking the following question: They still make the CLS?
Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), is proud to announce revisions to mandates for commercial truck design in Europe. The organization thinks extending the maximum allowable length for semi-trucks will help move more goods on less fuel.
Sometimes, lawmakers act like they've never seen a car. These ten are their worst bills, with some changing the car industry forever.
The elderly among us can be a bit sensitive, so I’ll try to phrase this gently (but also loudly, as they can be heard of hearing): SOMETIMES, GRANDMA, WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR DRIVING.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants you to think that it is constantly looking out for you. Part of that crusade is an attempt to mandate technology to make driving safer.
It's all the government's fault we can't have hoonage here in the land of the stars n' stripes. Or at least that's the argument "Maximum" Bob Lutz makes to Jim Mateja of the Chicago Tribune today for why the General's looking to suspend — err, "pause" — development of RWD platforms. Lutz claims