Why the Chinese are getting America's most efficient car and we're not

Oliver Kuttner is tired. He's tired of your attitude. He's tired of your conclusions. Mostly, he's tired because he just got back from Germany and is so jet-lagged he's almost drunk. Germany was good. They get it in Germany. They definitely get it in China. Not here. Not in America. You don't get it and, even if you… »11/07/11 2:30pm

Progressive Automotive X Prize Mustang Claims 400 HP, 110 MPG; We Claim Baloney

Doug Pelmear is claiming his '87 Stang is good for 400 HP and a 3 second 0-60 MPH time, all while returning a 110 MPGe figure. MPGe? Yeah, that's miles per gallon equivalent; because he's using E85 ethanol, that figure might be about 80 real miles per gasoline gallon. So, is Doug one of those garage tinkerers who… »7/07/08 4:20pm

100 MPG Or Bust: Motive Industries Release Renderings Of Their X PRIZE Entrant

At the Automotive X PRIZE debut party at the NY Auto Show there were a few interesting prototypes of cars their makers believed could meet the Auto X PRIZE requirements of making a marketable vehicle that gets 100 miles per gallon of dinojuice. The folks from Motive Industries were around to talk-up their proposed… »4/29/08 5:00pm