In theory, plug-in hybrid cars are the perfect stepping stone to shifting from internal combustion engines to fully electric cars, getting us all used to the idea of plugging in our rides instead of filling them up. But a recent report from the BBC suggests that a lot of hybrid sales in the UK came from large tax…
Science isn’t the sexy, glamorous career Hollywood makes it out to be. Researchers aren’t sexily glancing into microscopes for a few second only to immediately save the day. In real life, the true hero scientists are the ones who crawl through sewers and see answers to our energy needs in lumps of grease and shit.
You can buy a brand new diesel Range Rover in the U.S. right now, which is fun because the diesel makes it feel like a work truck and the rest of it, well, the rest of it feels like Bruce Wayne’s city penthouse.
Mazda has been promising the U.S. a diesel engine for nearly a decade now, but year after year has passed and still no diesel. Now, with the EPA releasing ratings for a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel CX-5, the prospect of a diesel Mazda is finally feeling real. Here’s how the car did in EPA testing.
Nowhere is safe for diesel. Stuttgart, home of two massive automakers that produce diesel vehicles, has announced that any diesels that don’t meet Euro 5 standards will be banned from city streets in 2019.
This turbocharged diesel Skoda Octavia has been through over 400,000 miles of daily-driven torture. Heat cycles, explosions, long hauls, short trips, and years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the car. This Skoda cost 200 pounds. It’s dirty, dusty, grubby, and rusty, plus it’s a bit broken. Given all of that,…
Ford says it has received official EPA fuel economy numbers for the new 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, and the figures are good if you get the 4x2. But if you want power to all four wheels and you’re not a fleet customer, the numbers are much, much lower.
In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal the German government has started planning a potential multibillion euro plan to retrofit diesel cars that would help cut emissions and keep cars in city centers.
Jeep sourced the diesel engine in today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Grand Cherokee from then daddy Benz. That makes it relatively unique, as do the owner-added mods. Could it’s price make it both unique and special?
You may or may not have noticed that, oftentimes, diesel engines produce more torque than regular gasoline engines. What gives? Here’s why.
The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Range Rover Classic says it’s a unicorn owing to its diesel engine and manual transmission. Those are admirable features, but are they enough to justify its uncommon price?
If you ever find yourself disappointed or bored by the current BMW lineup for whatever reason just plant yourself deep in the world of Alpina. It’s busy making crazy BMWs, like the 2019 XD3, which has a quad-turbo diesel inline-six with 388 horsepower and an insane amount of torque.
The Nissan Terra is a truck-based frame-built off-roadable SUV that actually looks pretty badass. I bet it’d be a solid successor to the venerable Xterra, if only it’d make its way to America. It’s brand new, but it feels familiar.
Here’s a familiar tale if you’ve followed the current administration in the White House. Former President Barack Obama tried to close an absurd loophole in federal law that would allow certain trucks to vastly (and we mean vastly) exceed emission standards. Current President Donald Trump—thanks to political…
Cities, states and countries around the world have their sights set on banning diesel cars by a set date. In particular, there’s some high-profile cases ongoing in Germany that could decide whether cities there can ban diesel cars. This, it turns out, has German retailers freaked out.