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Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as financially hazardous, demanding considerable investment in new technologies in an economy that always seems to be in some state... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Ford F-150 Vs Chevy Volt Vs Tesla Model S: Which Is Most Important Vehicle Of The Decade?

Now that the 2015 model year is fully upon us, the decade is half-over. And those kinds of milestones always lead writers to look back and assess how far we've come. In the... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output. Now, a new technology promises to... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations. That's why so much attention is given to... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation

Achates Closer To Production Of Radically Efficient Two-Stroke Truck Diesel

Suppose you could take an old engine concept discarded in the 1970s, add modern fuel metering and injection control hardware and software, and offer a compact powerplant that... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Research Backed By BMW Halfway To Carbon-Fiber Cost 90% Lower

Lightweight materials can help improve fuel efficiency, but they also add cost. One case in point is carbon fiber, which is light and strong, but also expensive. Now, a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-stop systems have finally started to arrive on U.S. new cars in noticeable numbers. The systems, which simply turn off a car's engine when it's sitting stationary and... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda 6 Sport

Will Ultracapacitors Save Start-Stop Systems From Consumer Wrath?

Start-stop systems, which switch off a car's engine while it's stopped to boost fuel efficiency, are now entering the U.S. market in serious numbers. Many European makers... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept

Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor: UPDATE

What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
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