Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover energy that's then used to provide short bursts of electric power to augment the output of their internal-combustion engines. Now...

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Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

Mission Motorcycles, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed... read more October 27, 2015 by 

2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX: Sexy, Powerful Hybrid Supercar Specs Released

When it debuted around 25 years ago, the original Acura NSX helped redefine the supercar by combining performance and sexy styling with the usability of more practical cars... read more October 27, 2015 by 

Honda Fuel Cell Preview Drive, Tokyo 2015

2018 Honda Plug-In Hybrid To Offer 40-Mile Range, Use Fuel-Cell Vehicle's Platform

Later this week, Honda will unveil the production version of its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. And roughly two years after that car goes on sale... read more October 27, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Battery Degradation, Honda FCV, Nissan Concept Teased: Today's Car News

Today, we look at battery degradation of the course of the life of a Tesla Model S electric car, how Honda's fuel-cell vehicle could preview future battery-electric and... read more October 26, 2015 by 

2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

U.S. Emission Tests Are Unrealistic, But European Testing Is Far Worse

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal has, to say the least, exposed weaknesses in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing regime. VW was able to get... read more October 26, 2015 by 

Nissan electric car concept debuting at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan's Tokyo Autonomous Concept: Next Leaf Electric Car--Or Not?

As we head out to the Tokyo Motor Show, the teaser photos and previews are starting to come in thick and fast. One from late last week was a shadowy image issued by Nissan of... read more October 26, 2015 by 

Honda FCV

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell May Be Its Electric Car And Plug-In Hybrid Too

Honda officially revealed the production version of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show. The company released two photos late last month that show the car... read more October 26, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf

Both Electric And Gas Cars Lose Range In The Cold; Electrics Just Lose More

When it comes to electric cars, one of the biggest fears for potential customers is range anxiety in general--but for many, it's specifically their cold-weather range... read more October 26, 2015 by 

Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Cars To Vanish From Downtown Oslo Before 2020

Norway has firmly established itself as the most friendly country in the world for electric cars. Cars with plugs account for a higher percentage of sales there than anywhere... read more October 26, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. I wondered whether, despite... read more October 26, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S caught in landslide

Tesla Model S Saves Woman, Child In Landslide

Carmakers like to talk enthusiastically about good crash-test results, but they can seem somewhat abstract compared to real-world crash damage. A car protecting its occupants... read more October 25, 2015 by 

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)

Honda Civic, Scion iA Drives; Tesla Reliability; Nissan Electric Aims: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why does Nissan think it can boost electric-car sales by a factor of 10 in just five years? And, what did VW say about electric cars as it prepared to launch its so-called... read more October 24, 2015 by 

2016 MINI Convertible

Tesla Take Two, Nissan Electric Goals, No VW Reprieve In U.S.: Today's Car News

Tesla electric cars are always a big topic here, and today we've got some more thoughts on their reliability. And Nissan set some ambitious goals for its own electric cars... read more October 23, 2015 by 

Nissan Leaf 'Advanced R&D Electric Vehicle' shown at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of... read more October 23, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW: Newest Diesel Engines Had No 'Defeat' Software, Legal In Europe

One of the many complications of the VW diesel emission scandal is that the 482,000 affected cars in the U.S. encompass three different types of engine and emission-control... read more October 23, 2015 by 


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