Big Oil Doesn't Like Ethanol. No, Really!

Big Oil Behind Blocking Use of Ethanol? Say It Isn’t So!

According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), higher percentages of biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are to be blended...
John Metric's Record-Setting Mazda Miata Electric Vehicle Conversion

Nine-Second Mazda Miata Electric Vehicle Conversion Setting Records on the Track

There are a couple of ways to get an electric vehicle. You can buy one, such as the Tesla Model S, or you can...
BMW Hydrogen Prototype (GM HFC) at Tokyo 2007

Toyota Licenses Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology to BMW

Hydrogen fuel cells , which convert pure hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, is nothing new. As a matter of fact, the technology...
Biofore Concept Uses Very Little Petroleum

Wood-Based Biofore Concept Car Reduces Petroleum Usage

Modern vehicles contain, on average, over 300 pounds of plastic. Of course, most modern plastics are made from petroleum, which opens up a whole...
Volkswagen XL1's fuel economy prowess has as much to do with its lightweight construction as with it's powertrain and aerodynamics.

Lightweight Cars Will Drive Fuel Economy Future, say Carmakers

Fuel economy in the automotive industry has been largely dependent on aerodynamics and powertrain enhancements, but lightweight cars are going to take us into...
Propane Fueling Stations Like This Could be More Common if Propane Prices Keep Falling

American Propane Production Means Cleaner is Cheaper

Everyone likes to hear cleaner and cheaper fuel in the same sentence, and the rise in American propane production is making it more common....
Porsche 911 GT3 Fires Prompt Recall and Stop-Sale

Two Porsche 911 GT3 Fires Prompt Recall

In Europe, two Porsche 911 GT3 engine bay fires have prompted the company to advise their customers to "stop using their vehicles." Investigation is...

Aptera: Another Innovative Electric Car Company Goes Bankrupt

Although I never believed in three-wheeled vehicles, there were times in my life when I thought we'd need just this kind of cars to...

New York on Most Ambitious Carbon Reduction Plan

New York state lawmakers passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power plants and...
Not Efficient Enough, at Least Toyota Robot Can Still get a Job

Toyota Claims Manual Labor is More Efficient than Automation

Industrial robots, such as those used by automakers, make it possible to automate many repetitive tasks that would require many hours of manual labor,...