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...

Tesla Model 3 Unveiled Today – Despite Cost Cuts, Still Feels Like a Tesla

Tesla Model 3 has finally been unveiled a few hours ago at the Hawthorne SpaceX studio, as usual. This has been Elon Musk's promise from...
Wind power will help General Motors meets its renewable energy goal, 125 MW by 2020, four years early! (click for larger view)

General Motors to Use Wind Power for Reaching Renewable Energy Goals

We’ve been following General Motors’ renewable energy plans for a long time, and this is the first time that we’ve heard of the global...
VIA X-Truck - A Heavily-Modified Chevy Silverado-Turned-eREV

VIA Motors’ Big Hybrid Truck Lineup Revealed at 2013 NAIAS

Bob Lutz, General Motors ex-vice chairman, is now heading up efforts to produce a series of extended-range electric vehicles that are nothing...
GM Ultralite Concept 1992

General Motors’ 100 mpg Car – The Platinum Anniversary That Could Have Been

In 1992, I built my first PC, the same year Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Works hit the market. Bill Clinton became President of the...

4 Battery Chemistries that Could Change Electric Vehicles

Right now, lithium-ion technology is king when it comes to electric vehicle batteries, but scientists are hard at work to find something even better. In...

Bob Lutz – VIA Motors’ Full Size X-Truck Gets 100 MPGe, “Makes Prius Look...

Would we ever have expected to hear the words “monster truck” and “100 MPGe” used in the same article, much less describing one vehicle?...
Chevrolet Orlando, if Modified Heavily, Could Compete with Toyota Prius v and Ford C-Max

Toyota Prius v Competition – General Motors Working on Small Hybrid MPV

Hybrid MPVs are a particularly rare breed and, at least in the US, but you may be familiar with the two most well-known models,...
Tula Technology says Dynamic Skip Fire could improve fuel economy by 15%

New Software Could Improve Conventional Vehicle Fuel Economy by 15%

Mechanically-speaking, the internal combustion has changed little in the last century, refinements enabling more power and better fuel economy, but there are limits. The first...
Tesla Motors Originally Displayed the Tesla Model X WithOUT Side-View Mirrors

Tesla Motors Pushing for Side-View Mirror Elimination

Aerodynamics play a big role in fuel economy and, in electric vehicles like those built by Tesla Motors, range, which is why side-view mirrors...