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Engineering Explained asks if a big hill can recharge a Tesla

Can a big enough hill recharge a Tesla?

Like most other electric and hybrid vehicles on the market, the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X are both fitted with a system that allows them to recapture energy and put it back into the battery pack. The most common manner in which this is done is through a regenerative braking system... read more

January 10, 2017 by
 
Faraday Future FF 91

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI, Faraday Future FF 91, 2020 Audi Q8: The Week In Reverse

Subaru announced the 2018 WRX and WRX STI; Faraday Future unveiled the FF 91; and we spotted the 2020 Audi Q8. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show

Update: Honda confirms manual-only Civic Type R

Update: In response to a report that the upcoming Civic Type R will be available with a CVT, Honda has confirmed that the car will be offered exclusively with a 6-speed... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Bentley Continental Supersports

2017 Bentley Continental Supersports, Mercedes-AMG hypercar, Trumpchi GS7: Today’s Car News

Bentley has unveiled the fastest, most powerful model it’s ever produced. The car is the 2017 Continental Supersports, and it’s good for 209 mph thanks to a... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Toyota Concept-i

BMW i Inside Future, Toyota Concept-i, Ram 1500 Rebel Black: Car News Headlines

BMW is using this week’s 2017 Consumer Electronics Show to present a concept that previews a dashboard where the main interface is a hologram. Instructions are made... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line

2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line package

Volkswagen in the spring will introduce a new three-row SUV called the Atlas. It’s a big, spacious model that’s made in the United States, and now it has one of... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black to debut in Detroit

There’s a new version of the Ram 1500 Rebel, though sadly it isn’t the Hellcat-powered TRX that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] teased us with last fall... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
3D-Printed LS3

This 3D-printed LS3 V-8 is a great educational tool

The best way to fully understand what happens inside of an engine is to take one apart and then put it back together. You'll get your hands on the smallest of pieces that... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
How Nissan's VVEL engines work

How Nissan's VVEL engines work

The letters VVEL are important to the architecture of Nissan engines. Those four letters stand for Variable Valve Event and Lift. What that refers to is a Nissan engine that... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda CR-V Touring

2017 Honda CR-V to star in Super Bowl LI spot

We’re now just a month out from Super Bowl LI and one of the first automakers to announce a spot is Honda, which has a redesigned CR-V to promote. The ad will be a... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Audi Q8, Faraday Future FF 91, Ford Mustang Hybrid: Today’s Car News

A prototype for Audi’s oft-rumored Q8 has been spotted. The Q8 is a new range-topping SUV that’s closely related to the Q7 but with a coupe-like profile. The... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf R

Move over Volvo, the Volkswagen Golf is now Sweden's favorite ride

Swedes, as you might expect, are partial to their Volvos. The Swedish brand is headquartered in Gothenburg and, according to the BBC News, more than one in five cars sold... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Ecosport

Ford to offer electric SUV with 300-mile range by 2020

As part of its plan to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles in the next five years, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] on Tuesday announced they would build an all-electric SUV... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Icon Engineering Porsche 917 replica

Porsche 917 replica, Pagani Huayra Roadster, Chrysler Portal concept: Car News Headlines

A British outfit by the name of Icon Engineering is close to completing a highly accurate Porsche 917 replica. One of the reasons the car is so accurate is that it has been... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2004 Ford GT CP-1 (Confirmation Prototype 1) bearing chassis number 004

Ford GT prototype, Infiniti QX50 concept, Jannarelly Design-1: This Week’s Top Photos

These days you’ll find that the 2000s-era Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT is overshadowed by the 2017 model, but it’s still a thing of beauty worthy of being added... read more December 31, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Futuristic Chinese traffic-straddling bus abandoned, blocking traffic

Last summer, a seemingly cool "straddling bus" project in China made headlines. The futuristic thing swooped above traffic on rails at the side and center of the road. Well... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
 

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