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Volvo 3-Cylinder Engine Echoes Ford, BMW, Daimler & Others With Threes

Volvo 3-Cylinder Engine Echoes Ford, BMW, Daimler & Others With Threes

With its lineup of Drive-E four-cylinder engines, Volvo is becoming one of the biggest champions of engine downsizing. Now, the Swedish carmaker is taking that philosophy even further. DON'T MISS: 2015 Volvo S60, XC60, New V60 Wagon: Fuel-Efficient Drive-E Engines Volvo will join the ranks of BMW...

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Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine

Chrysler To Follow Trend, Add Direct Injection To V-6, Turbo Too

There's an old car-guy adage that claims there's "no replacement for displacement." Yet tightening global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to find a variety of... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Samsung Leads Funding Round For Seeo Solid-State Battery Startup

A California-based startup company is looking to commercialize its solid-state battery chemistry, and now it's getting some help from a company you've likely heard of. Seeo... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
Tshering Tobgay, prime minister of Bhutan, with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Leaf electric car

Electric Cars Win For 4 Reasons, Says Nissan's Carlos Ghosn

It's hardly a secret that Nissan is by far the world's biggest seller of electric cars, and that its foray into the field four years ago was the work of its CEO, Carlos... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on ferry to Horseshoe Bay, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Electric-Car Road Trip Tips, 2015 Honda CR-V Gas Mileage Tesla Model X Towing: Today's Car News

We've got some vacation-relevant stories today, including some advice for those planning electric-car road trips, and news that the Tesla Model X will be available with a tow... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-V, southeast Michigan, Oct 2014

2015 Honda CR-V: Gas Mileage Test Of Updated Crossover SUV

The Honda CR-V has been one of America's most popular compact SUVs for many years now, and for 2015, it's received a number of updates to keep it competitive. As well as... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Want An Electric Car That Can Tow? That's The Tesla Model X

It may still be a while before the Tesla Model X electric crossover goes on sale, but we already know some details about it. We know that it will share a platform with the... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
Airbus A320

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan 'Quite Optimistic' About Electric Cars, Holding Off On Hydrogen

In the auto industry, there's a growing divide among carmakers on the most viable form of electrified vehicle. Some support battery-electric cars, while others believe that... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe during testing. Photo via Steve Cannon on Twitter.

Europe's Gas-Mileage Test Results Move Further Away From Reality: Report

Your mileage may vary, as the saying goes. But it turns out that real-world fuel efficiency in European cars varies considerably more from official ratings than in the U.S... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

Electric-Car Road Trips: Be Prepared, With Charging Apps And Realism

Thinking about taking your electric car on a road trip? Be prepared, and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how smoothly it can go. If you plan to take a trip... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Specs, Passion Of The Tesla, V2G Perks: Today's Car News

Today we've got specs on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, a paean from a very dedicated Tesla Model S owner, and a new study supporting the concept of using... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars Can Stabilize Utility Grid Via V2G, Study Shows

Using plug-in electric cars as temporary energy storage and supply sources can stabilize the grid, a new study has found. A fleet of electric vehicles represents a large... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
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