Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center f
But for a new engine coming out next year, GE thinks it has a better way to make fuel injectors: by printing them.
A method developed at Aalto University in Finland makes it possible to use microbes to produce butanol suitable for biofuel and other industrial chemicals from wood biomass.
This article details a 2-lane road in Peoria where the speed limit for eastbound travel is 45 while westbound is only 30. The article also discusses inconsistencies and problems with limits on Arizona's highways as well. It's obvious neither want t
States should ban ALL driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said. The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the board, applies to both hands-free and hand-held pho
Researchers discovered how to stop drivers using their phones without affecting use for passengers. A team at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers created a system which shuts down a driver's phone without affecting other people in the vehicle
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story. As Congress and the auto indus
In 1963, the 911 has inspired lust and desire in the hearts of gearheads the world over. Since the 911 has kept its basic DNA intact -- rear-engine, nimble and small, a sports car meant to be flogged to the limits, yet ready for everyday driving.
Now that the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed in the flesh, all enthusiast eyes are turning toward General Motors, where the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has assumed the mantle of the most anticipated future product in the car world.
Soaking rain, low clouds and gusty winds will be the predominant culprits behind travel woes within these two regions today. However for some, snow is also to blame.
The latest high performance variant of the Ford Mustang bearing the Shelby name has been unveiled at the 2011 LA Motor Show, and it's a beast.
Packing a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing a headline-grabbing 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, Ford claims the new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production V8 in the world.
Taxi drivers have been told they need to install the £460 devices by 2015 or face having their licenses revoked. The microphones, accompanied by CCTV cameras, will activate once the ignition in the car is turned on and will remain recording for 30 mi
Throughout his career, Burt has been extremely disciplined in not revealing details of a new design until it has actually flown. However, he was willing to share with EAA the inspiration for Model 372-3 and how he hopes to use the aircraft.
But you’ve just taken the problem of too many jurisdictions having varying definitions of distracted and made it exponentially worse. Now whether or a motorist has violated the law is at the individual discretion of every police officer in the countr
The question of roads always seems to arise as a central objection to a stateless society – which makes perfect sense in a way, because it is a form of public ownership that we have all experienced firsthand,...
f you’ve watched even a few minutes of “I Am Legend,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “28 Days Later” or AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” then you know that having the right tools and being prepared are the keys to surviving a zombie apocalypse
The great entrepreneur leased a new Mercedes SL55 AMG every six months. Here's how that worked to fend off the cops. (Thanks to Stephen B.)
3 years into the crusade against distracted driving, automakers are equipping vehicles with new technology that might circumvent the 34 state laws that prohibit text messaging behind the wheel, which 95% of Americans say is dangerous.
a Tennessee TV news broadcast reports that TSA is already operating on highways in the state. The brilliant reasoning? “Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” said Tennessee Department
With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the USA capable of doing the
Before the war, Libya produced about 1.6 million barrels of oil per day. Libya now produces about 390,000 barrels a day. Analysts predict 600,000 barrels per day by the end of the year and 1.6 million by the second half of next year.
"Now we are working with electric-car startup Epic EV to put an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013" was the announcement on the De Lorean web site. The three-wheeled Epic EV just happens to use a 200 bhp+ electric motor too.
Designed to offer a mansion away from the mansion, the series comes in three, fully configurable flavors and offers everything you'll never need on the road, including automatic boarding stairs, a flybridge and an operational fireplace.
On September 22, 2011, H.R. 3011 was introduced in the House. It is entitled the “Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011” and it contains some curious language.
Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle’s surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection. You don't hav
Thirty-four states plus the District of Columbia have text-messaging bans. In 31 states and D.C., it is a primary offense, meaning drivers can be pulled over specifically for texting. States where texting while driving is a primary offense for all
The world's oldest running car has sold at auction for a staggering $4.62 million. The odd looking 1884 De Dion 'Steam Runabout' was sold in front of a packed Pennsylvania auction auction house. The 127-year-old water powered tricycle
...can you imagine trying to carry one up a flight of stairs, or fit it inside a car? Fortunately, there are some recumbent trikes that fold up. One in particular has been lighting up the recumbent forums lately, as it folds very small, very fast.
Cars exist that tell you where to go, how to get there, and even a few will drive for you. Now Nissan is boldly going where no man (or woman, for that matter) has gone before: Nissan intends to build automobiles that can read your mind. Working with