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Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles. The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly... read more

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

No Engine, No Brand Identity? Electric Cars And Branding

Let us run a few engines past you. A warbling flat six. A growling V8. The howl of an inline four changing cam profiles. The smooth buzz of a rotary. How about some names... read more December 8, 2010 by  10


 
Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

How Smaller Engines Offer More Power: Superchargers Vs Turbos

Turbochargers have been with us in volume production only since the Seventies, but superchargers have a long and honorable automotive history. They were used on the Blower... read more October 26, 2010 by  4


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Lemon Law: When Green Cars Turn Yellow

When it comes to lemons, are defective green cars different than traditional all gas or diesel engine vehicles? The simple answer is, no. The statistics of manufacturing... read more September 2, 2010 by  2


 
fuel injectors, photo by Transonic

Startup Transonic Injects Supercritical Fuel For 30% MPG Rise

The principles of the gasoline engine have chugged along for a century now without much change. The last big evolutions were variable valve timing and the switch to fuel... read more August 27, 2010 by 


 
Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Nissan, Infiniti To Look To Renault For Sports, Luxury EVs?

With Nissan busy working on bringing the 2011 Leaf to the market you think they'd have their hands full with EV development right now. Despite this, both Nissan and luxury... read more July 22, 2010 by 


 
AVL rotary-engine range extender for electric-drive vehicles, July 2010

Will EV Range Extenders Give Rise to a Rotary Renaissance?

Four months from now, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle will start showing up at dealers. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will introduce car buyers to the idea of a... read more July 21, 2010 by 


 
Nissan LEAF

Do EVs Need A Passing Gear? Nissan Says Yes, Chevy Disagrees

One of the benefits of the electric vehicle experience is the near instantaneous torque at your disposal when you prod the right-hand pedal: no shifting, no "kickdown," just... read more July 13, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Infiniti M37

Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

Nissan Motor Co. is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline... read more July 8, 2010 by  3


 
Gas pump

Green Driving Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

While the July Fourth holiday weekend has ended, many Americans still have a hefty amount of summer travel ahead.   With gas prices slowly inching toward $3 a gallon, many... read more July 8, 2010 by  3


 
2008 Smart Fortwo

The Great Smart MPG Mystery

Since its official introduction into the U.S. in January 2008, the Smart ForTwo has come under near constant criticism for the poor economy figures it achieves despite being... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
Spc. Derrick Parizek

Micro-Bypass Filtration Can Reduce Oil Use by 66 Percent

Micro-bypass filtration is not really all that new, but it's only now that it's finally catching on in the transportation industries.  These are engine oil filters that... read more June 23, 2010 by 


 
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5: 30,000 Mile Review

Weary of supporting all the ex-wives of the world's Sheiks, Emirs and Pashas in the manner to which they are accustomed, when my old Chrysler started crying for another... read more June 5, 2010 by 


 
2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Sang Bleu

Bugatti Experiments With All-Electric Supercar Based on Audi E-Tron

Bugatti, the automaker that gave us the Veyron--the world's fastest and most expensive series production car--may be set to revolutionize the car industry once again... read more May 29, 2010 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

2011 Nissan Leaf Prototype: Quick Drive Impressions

Having announced that they were to be building the 2011 Leaf electric car at their Washington plant in England, Nissan have been taking the car around the UK on a... read more May 28, 2010 by 


 
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