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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 be used to produce electricity, is wasted. If German exhaust system supplier Eberspaecher has its way, some of that... read more

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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 


 
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Confirmed Via EPA

It’s fairly safe to say that an open-top ‘Roadster’ version of the recently revealed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 supercar was always going to be launched... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
Gas Buddy

Memorial Day: 6 Apps For Your 3-Day Weekend

If you're one of our U.S. readers, you're probably (well, hopefully) preparing for a three-day weekend. And although gas prices are sky high, chances are good that many of... read more May 26, 2011 by 


 
Fiat 500 TwinAir two-cylinder engine

Fiat TwinAir 2-Cyl Wins International Engine Of The Year

Two cylinders. A quarter of what many Americans consider the correct number, half of what you'll find in most economy cars. It's even a cylinder and over 100cc short of the... read more May 19, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

Dirty Fuels In U.S. Hampering Next-Generation Engines, Says Mercedes-Benz

According to Mercedes-Benz, America’s dirty fuels, namely its high sulfur content in gasoline, is the main reason why we won’t be seeing a new generation of... read more March 18, 2011 by 


 
2010 Subaru Forester

Subaru Going For Bigger Cars, Better Economy?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it is apparently not a mantra at Subaru these days. Their sales machine certainly isn't broken--the U.S. arm has produced month on month of sales... read more March 10, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Planning Special-Trim 30-MPG 2LS Camaro?

A report on an enthusiast site and numbers on the official EPA fuel economy site point toward a new Camaro model optimized to achieve 30 mpg highway. The current base V-6... read more February 7, 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 


 
2011 Audi A4 TDI

Audi A4 TDI Achieves 53.46 MPG In European Combined Cycle

While most automakers are looking to hybrid and electric vehicle technology to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, Audi remains adamant that its TDI diesel technology... read more November 4, 2010 by 


 
Audi A3 TDI

Audi Promises Diesel Option On Every Model By 2015

Diesel models may account for half of all vehicle sales in Europe but here in the U.S. their numbers still hover around the 3 percent mark. Despite their low popularity in... read more November 1, 2010 by 


 
GM 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec - Chevy Cruze and Volt

2011 Chevrolet Cruze: 1.4T Isn't Quite An EcoBoost Rival

General Motors is fearlessly downsizing its four-cylinder engines in the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, and looking, in most of the Cruze lineup, for turbocharging to bring... read more April 19, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Ford Mustang GT Delivers 412 Horsepower And 26 MPG

If you thought the fuel economy figures for the 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 were impressive, just wait until you see the numbers being delivered by the Mustang GT’s new... read more March 16, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang Is First Car With 300+ HP and 30+ MPG

For years the Ford Mustang, at least in base V-6 trim, has lagged behind its rivals with one of the least efficient powertrains in the industry: a cast-iron block 4.0 L V-6... read more March 4, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang: First Car With 300+ Horsepower And 30+ MPG

To this day, the Ford Mustang remains one of the best selling sports cars on the planet despite having an archaic suspension design and one of the worst V-6 powertrains... read more March 3, 2010 by 


 
2011 Infiniti M 56

2011 Infiniti M: More Power, Less Fuel Consumption

Infiniti has managed to reach the automotive world’s equivalent of Nirvana with its latest 2011 M sport sedan by boosting power significantly while also managing to... read more February 16, 2010 by 


 
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