TwinAir: The 0.9L, 85HP Engine Will Power the New Fiat 500

Now, along with the crisis, the purchase of Chrysler and the upcoming electric vehicle trend, Fiat is also focusing on making older technologies better. TwinAir is the name of their new engine project, it has 2 cylinders, 0.9 liters and an amazing 85 HP.
Ricardo HyBoost Could be the Future of Hybrids

Ricardo HyBoost, “The Future of Hybrids?”

Do we really need a “new kind of hybrid?” Perhaps we do, since most people complain about two things in current hybrid vehicle technology. First,...

ETV Motors to Launch Jet Turbine-Based Prius with Higher MPG

Israeli start-up ETV Motors, located in Tel Aviv has invested about $12 million in this technology that combines a car, electricity and a jet engine. The prototype of a modified Prius will be ready next year for testing.
BMW Active Tourer Hybrid Concept

BMW Offers a Three-Cylinder in its Latest Hybrid Active Tourer Concept

The BMW Active Tourer Concept vehicle is a hybrid vehicle, with a twist. Instead of the hybrid drive-train being mated with an inline four-cylinder...

EATR Robot Powered by Vegetation and a New, Efficient Steam Engine

Steam power is being revived as Robotic Technology Inc. develops the "EATR" as in Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot - basically a robot that can have a meal of gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, etc and biomass, thus never having to be recharged as long as it has some wood sticks around.
Looks like Half an Engine with Fuel Efficiency of Half an Engine, but Performs like Bigger Engines

MG Launching Small Turboboosted Engines for Fuel Efficiency and Power

There are a number of ways to increase fuel efficiency, turboboosting, as used in the new Ford EcoBoost engine lineup, adds power, but also...
The Mazda RX-7 Wankel Rotary Engine, Dropped for Emissions Compliance, Could be Back in Five Years

A More Efficient Mazda Rotary Engine Could be Back in Five Years

The Wankel Rotary Engine, of unique design and origins, is the only mass-produced engine to have been conceived in the 20th century, while piston-crankshaft...

International agreement to slash aircraft carbon emissions

Airlines are one of the harder sectors to decarbonise and reduce carbon emissions. 23 countries have now signed a landmark agreement to reduce carbon emissions...
Peterbilt's SuperTruck is 54% More Fuel-Efficient

Peterbilt’s SuperTruck Program Makes Trucks More Fuel Efficient

While some two million registered tractor-trailers on the road today average just 6mpg, Peterbilt's SuperTruck program is developing more efficient trucks for the future. Cargo...
Volkswagen Twin-Up!, Second in the Hyper-Efficient Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Family

More Details on the New Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Volkswagen Twin-Up!

Last week, we brought you some news about a new concept car, the diesel plug-in hybrid electric Volkswagen Twin-Up!, which shares a lot of...