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2018 BMW M4

BMW M3 and M4 to switch from carbon fiber to steel driveshafts

The BMW M3 and M3 are about to become a little less special as both the sport sedan and coupe will switch from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) driveshafts to fairly commonplace steel components. BMW says the reason behind the switch involves emission standards and future compliance. The CFRP... read more

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Eberspaecher's mini steam power plant. Image: Eberspaecher

Mini Steam Turbine May Make The Alternator Obsolete

Internal combustion engines generate heat, much of which is lost to the environment. To put it more bluntly, most of the heat energy produced by your automobile, which could... read more September 13, 2011 by


 
Ford's B-Max Concept featured the 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford Announces 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 proved one point to truck and sedan buyers; thanks to technology like gasoline direct injection and twin-turbocharging, it was indeed... read more June 2, 2011 by


 
Green GPS (Image: University of Illinois)

Green GPS Picks Fuel-Saving, Lowest Emissions Routes

GPS navigation systems and internet-based route planners allow you to pick the quickest or shortest route to your destination. However, until now there hasn't been the option... read more May 9, 2011 by


 
Wave Disk Generator engine

Video: Revolutionary New Engine, 90 Percent Lower Emissions

There may be life in the old dog yet - engines have never been the cleanest of machines, requiring fossil fuels for their power and releasing all manner of gases, elements... read more April 11, 2011 by


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

Mercedes Can't Sell Clean Cars Thanks To Dirty U.S. Fuel

The engines of today may operate along familiar principals to the internal combustion engines of yesteryear but their efficiency and cleanliness is almost beyond comparison... read more March 24, 2011 by


 
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport exhaust

Bugatti Veyron Voted Worst Environmental Offender By EPA

Every year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produces a list of the best and worst cars for fuel efficiency and not surprisingly this year’s worst offender is... read more November 9, 2010 by


 
McLaren MP4-12C supercar

McLaren MP4-12C Is Greener Than A Hybrid (Per Horsepower)

It's no secret that getting a lot of power out of a small package is a solid recipe for efficiency--just as Honda about four-cylinders, or BMW about inline sixes--but a... read more November 5, 2010 by


 
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Bloomberg Speculates Pricing Of Porsche’s 918 Spyder

 It is no surprise that Bloomberg is reporting that the Porsche 918 Spyder will be the most expensive car the Stuttgart company has ever produced. The car is jammed pack... read more July 12, 2010 by


 
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Grille

Rumor: Mazda Miata Could Get Rotary in 2012

 The RX-8 is on its way out after some abysmal sales and tightening regulations for fuel economy and emissions are not Wankel engine friendly. The last sports car in the... read more June 16, 2010 by


 
2010 Ferrari 599 HY-KERS Concept

Ferrari Forced To Build Hybrids, According To Autocar

 Ferrari is a low-volume manufacturer, their production numbers pale in comparison like that of Fiat. Their cars, despite being capable of commuting, are normally left for... read more May 7, 2010 by


 

Magic Laser And Nanoparticle Engines To Solve Emissions Crisis?

The Turbonator. Magic spark plugs. Fuel additives. Lasers. Wait, lasers? Believe it or not, in addition to the gimmicky infomercial gadgets claiming to turn a wheezing... read more March 18, 2010 by


 
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Motor Trend Vies Telsa Roadster Sport Against Boxster Spyder

Motor Trend has done a comparison of two cars that interest the sports car community: The 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, and the Tesla Roadster Sport. The 2011 Porsche Boxster... read more February 25, 2010 by


 
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Chrysler cars could get Fiat's efficient Multiair technology

Getting more out of the current generation of hardware is becoming increasingly important for the major carmakers as fuel and emissions standards tighten, but getting more... read more August 3, 2009 by


 
Los Angeles Smog

EPA gives California and 13 other states waiver to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week granted California a long-anticipated Clean Air Act Waiver. Under the plan, California - along with 13 other states - will... read more July 1, 2009 by


 
BMW's 316d ES

BMW launches new efficient 316d ES for Europe

The U.S. resurgence of diesel may finally be shifting into high gear, but some of the world's best diesels still aren't even offered here. In Europe, however, carmakers such... read more June 24, 2009 by


 
 

 
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