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Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo Reveals 450-HP Four-Cylinder With Electrically-Driven Turbo: Video

Audi recently unveiled a high-performance diesel engine that featured a pair of turbochargers and an electric motor that spools the smaller of the turbos at low revs to help it produce almost instantaneous boost. The technology is expected to debut in 2016 in a high-performance version of... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2015 Corvette Stingray Valet Mode PDR May Violate Wiretapping Laws, GM Working On Update

Aside from testing for top speed, it’s not often that using a new car’s features could land you with a hefty fine or a stint in jail—but that could be the... read more September 25, 2014 by 

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gets Active Sound Generator

In a press release for its 2015 Mustang, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] product development chief Raj Nair states that the “visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang... read more September 25, 2014 by 

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show

Meet Mercedes-Benz's Futuristic Autonomous Truck Concept: Video

While we’ve frequently reported on autonomous cars and the impact of the technology on the car industry, one of the areas we’re likely to see the technology take... read more September 23, 2014 by 

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid spy shots

Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Specs Revealed

Mercedes-Benz’s first plug-in hybrid model, the S550 Plug-In Hybrid, is due to go on sale next year (our first drive report is coming soon). It will be the first of as... read more September 22, 2014 by 

Mercedes-Benz receives autonomous car license for California

Mercedes Is Latest To Receive California’s Autonomous Car License

Earlier this week we saw Audi become the first automaker to receive the new license from the state of California to allow testing of autonomous car prototypes on public... read more September 19, 2014 by 

Audi A7 autonomous car prototype

Audi Receives California’s First Autonomous Car Permit: Video

Audi was one of the pioneers in the area of autonomous cars, having built a TT prototype that in 2010 tackled Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb entirely on its own. A... read more September 17, 2014 by 

Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo LSX prototype does 1,000 hp on pump gas

Hybrids? We Don’t Need No Stinking Hybrids. NRE 1,000-HP Pump Gas Twin-Turbo LSX V-8: Video

There’s a certain beauty to an engine that makes its own power, without the need for hybrid battery packs and electric motors. It’s elegant, honest, and, in the... read more September 16, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S with LumiLor electroluminescent light coating

LumiLor Makes Tesla Model S Into Crazy Electric Light Show: Video

The Tesla Model S is already—and still—a head-turner in its own right. It’s a stunning take on the sedan form factor, and it’s still the only viable... read more September 12, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Autonomous Tech Coming In Three Years

Earlier this week, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it will launch a Cadillac model for the 2017 model year that will be capable of driving autonomously in certain... read more September 11, 2014 by 

Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air concept

Hybrid Air Tech Edges Closer To Production Reality With Peugeot 208 Concept

The number of drivetrains available to car buyers has never been so diverse. Gasoline, diesel, natural gas, electric and all manner of hybrid vehicles are available right... read more September 9, 2014 by 

Cadillac semi-autonomous and connected car technology

Cadillac Autonomous And Connected Car Tech Coming For 2017: Video

Cadillac has confirmed that from the 2017 model year some of its vehicles will be available with autonomous and connected car technology. The announcement was made by General... read more September 8, 2014 by 

Lexus GS at Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar

Toyota Safety Tech Paves The Way For Autonomous Cars

Self-driving cars aren't quite ready for showrooms, but the necessary technology is already available. The latest round of advanced safety features from Toyota could bring us... read more September 5, 2014 by 

Carbon Revolution wheels tested on Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno Tests New Carbon Fiber Wheels: Video

Once the preserve of race cars, you can now get carbon fiber on everything from dashboard trim to key fobs. But its light weight gives it far more potential than decorative... read more September 5, 2014 by 

Dandelions could be used for tire rubber [Image: Flickr user jolly_janner]

Flower Power Helps Horsepower With Dandelion-Based Tires

Dandelions are something of a garden pest, their yellow petals springing up everywhere you don't want them. As you might have noticed when snipping off their heads or digging... read more September 3, 2014 by 

2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

Infiniti Q50 May Revert To Older Hydraulic Steering

Automakers are often at their best when trying something new and breaking free of industry norms, but Infiniti's drive-by-wire steering system, optional on the Q50S sedan, is... read more September 2, 2014 by 


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