Forty years ago, an automotive upstart called AMG raced a Mercedes-Benz sedan in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. It was an unusual entry for the company’s first race, and few expected much from it.
At $10,000 a piece, electric-car batteries are too expensive to throw out or recycle into scrap materials.
"Barnacle" has become a term for something tenacious and problematic for a reason--they are determined little buggers that cause lots of damage to marine craft. But dealing with barnacles can create even more problems than it solves.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is among the most insanely awesome events in all of motorsports. Each summer, some of the best drivers in the world assault 156 curves and brave precipitous drops in a flat-out sprint to the summit at 14,115 fe
When the top brass at Ferrari like your car design, you’re onto something.
Burt Rutan has designed a flying car, and it is no surprise that it’s unlike any other flying car that’s come before. It’s a hybrid.
AAA is rolling out North America’s first fleet of quick-charge trucks that will rescue dead electric vehicles and get them back on the road.
Lawmakers in Nevada made a pretty forward-thinking move a couple weeks ago when they passed a measure ordering new regulations for driverless cars. Many vehicles already participate in once-human-driven activities like parking and skid control
I just love when the government misuses our funds. The HOV lane project on Arizona Loop 202 is a 12 mile project to add a HOV lane to the 202 between Gilbert Road and the I-10. Everyone pays for this project through funds allocated from Prop 400 an
he automakers Volvo and Jaguar are testing the possibility of using flywheels instead of batteries in hybrid electric vehicles to aid acceleration and help engines operate more efficiently.
Chinese startup develops new, low-cost ways to improve the properties of lithium-iron phosphate, a leading electrode material.
There are vehicles that help you get around every day—the sensible sedan, the commuter ferry, the sturdy city bike. And then there are machines that double down on technology and design to get from one place to another faster than you can imagine.
The Swedish automaker’s already wowed us with the C30 Electric, a car that it really ought to go ahead and sell already. Volvo keeps telling us we’ll see the C30 electric (pictured) in 2013. Then it wheeled out the diesel-electric V60 Plug-In Hybrid.
Oil won't run the world forever, but it will for the next few decades--so how do we get from here to the next energy economy?
Each one of Cadillac’s lineup of CTS-V flagships are the automotive equivalent of a 9-pound hammer, vehicles of such brutal power and felonious fuel economy they make gearheads cheer, environmentalists scream and small children cry.
In huge city, lighting the streets is a necessary but pricey precaution. Pedestrians and motorists are no doubt safer when streetlamps, not just car headlights, illuminate roadways and sidewalks — but streetlamps are expensive and inefficient to run.
Next month, Better Place, a startup based in California, will begin selling electric cars in Israel that come with subscription packages that include a leased battery and the cost of recharging it.
Indonesian engineers are developing a green street lighting system that bathes moving vehicles in a pool of light but switches off after they've gone
Cars are capable of driving and parking themselves while avoiding obstacles, but they need to see their surroundings. How do you know you’re a safe distance from vehicles around you when dark outside, or when headlights can’t penetrate the fog?
Trapping sulphur particles in graphene cages produces a cathode material that could finally make lithium batteries capable of powering electric cars
A new virtual store developed by Tesco for its line of South Korean Home Plus supermarkets lets customers browse store shelves for the products they want just as if they were in a physical store. But they’re not. They’re on a subway platform.
Its Transition aircraft just received a few special exemptions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that further clear the way for first deliveries of the vehicle, which are now slated for late next year.
The man, Philip Contos, was bare-headed on purpose — the group he was riding with was protesting New York's law requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets.
The Detroit Three carmakers captured more than half the sales in the US market for the first time since September 2008 amid supply shortages caused by the Japanese quake, industry data showed Friday.
Along with its massive high-speed rail network, China has officially surpassed the United States in yet another piece of transportation infrastructure: the world’s longest sea bridge.
Purists will tell you the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is not a true Porsche. They will barely contain their piety as they catalog the heretic’s sins: It is big. It is heavy. And not only is it an SUV, it’s a freakin’ hybrid.
Outfitted with a 1500cc engine, a watertight cockpit and six dolphin-like fins, the Innespace Seabreacher redefines personal watercraft.
Rogers’ team of designers and engineers at in Phoenix built the car, nicknamed FLYPmode, from scratch in less than four months, unveiling it for President Obama last week before delivering it to the military’s mad-science division in Virginia.
Outfitted with a 1500cc engine, a watertight cockpit and six dolphin-like fins, the Innespace Seabreacher redefines personal watercraft. The 17-foot vessel can reach 50 mph on flat water, cruise beneath the surface, and launch 18 feet into the air.
Drivers of Volkswagens could soon forget about fender benders or lane drifting on the Autobahn — their cars will take care of those little problems.