• 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

    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 what Chrysler is working on, it turns out, funded in part with research dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy. Author Mike Levine broke the story on KickingTires. Goal: great gas mileage The goal, as always these days, is to increase gas mileage in future vehicles to meet regulations after 2016 that could see average fuel economy goals as high as 62 miles per gallon. Like every other carmaker, Chrysler is looking to use...

  • 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 injection from carburetors. Now a flurry of innovations to boost fuel efficiency is in the pipeline. One of them comes from a...

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