A Tesla Model S P85D goes for a spin on a dyno.
Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)
The latest Nissan Leaf ad showcases the advantage of electric-car torque.Stephen Edelstein
How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?
Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft - until significant steps towards high-tech materials are taken, rarely do cars lose weight from one model to the next (with...Antony Ingram
Corvette Could Go Hybrid, Says GM Head Engineer; World To End?
Last week, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, GM's vice president of global vehicle engineering, set to rest rumors of a mid-engine next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. That got a lot of attention among Corvette fans. But a footnote to the story was that Stracke said not only that a hybrid Corvette was...John Voelcker
Well, Why NOT a (750-Horsepower) Chevrolet Corvette Hybrid?
The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette goes like stink. Its 430-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 is the epitome of all-American performance. And that's just the base car. The supercar contender ZR1 model heads straight into the stratosphere. The Vette is an icon, and GM messes with it at its peril. So a throwaway...John Voelcker
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: 36-39 MPG in Real-World Use
Hybrid vs diesel: It's a longstanding green-car conundrum. Which is better, a hybrid-electric vehicle that recaptures wasted energy in a battery and uses it to assist the gasoline engine, or an efficient modern clean diesel that goes further on a gallon of fuel? The answer depends in part on your...John Voelcker