Delphi gasoline-injection engine technique rivals hybrid's edge
Laser sparks revolution in internal combustion engines
For more than 150 years, spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines. Automakers are now one step closer to being able to replace this long-standing technology with laser igniters, which will enable cleaner, more ...
Silver and white cars are cooler, says study
Researchers discover less expensive low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen purification
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers from Tufts University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard University have demonstrated the low-temperature efficacy of an atomically dispersed platinum catalyst, which ...
Fuel economy in the US drops from recent high
Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month for the first time this year, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
3 ultra-efficient cars win $10M innovation award (w/ Video)
(AP) -- An ultralight, gas-powered car that can get 102 miles per gallon is among the winners of the $10 million Automotive X Prize, a contest to develop highly efficient, production-ready vehicles.
Volkswagen will debut XL1 hybrid at March auto show
Peugeot unveils petrol hybrid using compressed air
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen unveiled Tuesday a petrol hybrid engine that stores energy using compressed air which it hopes will be a game-changing technology to improve energy efficiency.
Volkswagen Passat sets world record for longest distance on one tank of clean diesel fuel
The world's most fuel-efficient couple has done it again. John and Helen Taylor were determined to break the record for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel. They decided to attempt the ...
Chevy Volt's official mileage: 93 mpg on electric
Petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions of automobiles could drop 80 percent by 2050
A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles—cars and small trucks—via a combination ...
Blueprint for 'artificial leaf' mimics Mother Nature
Scientists today presented a design strategy to produce the long-sought artificial leaf, which could harness Mother Nature's ability to produce energy from sunlight and water in the process called photosynthesis. ...
Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.
Chevy Volt goes upscale in new electric Cadillac (Update)
General Motors is trying to take the Chevrolet Volt's electric technology upscale with a new Cadillac.