alternative fuel vehicles

  • Steam powered 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

    Alternative fuels have been around nearly as long as the automobile itself, and steam cars were part of the mix when the automobile was in its infancy. Eventually, however, the gasoline internal combustion engine became the de facto source of power. It wasn't until the mid-1900s that the side effects of pollution caused by burning carbon-based fuels began to really show their face. In the 1960s, smog became an enormous issue facing the United States, especially in California, and by the end of the decade, the U.S. government approached automakers to begin concocting their own solutions to...

  • Patrick Racing Le Mans Prototype Challenge race car
    Patrick Racing To Bring Natural Gas Race Cars To American Le Mans Series In 2013

    With the big-dog Le Mans 24 hour race just in the books for 2012, the American Le Mans Series has kicked up its program for the rest of the year, which will climax at the Petit Le Mans this fall. But the series is already looking to next year, too, with an announcement today that natural...

  • The Diet Coke and Mentos powered Rocket Car Mark 2.
    Progress Being Made On Coke Zero And Mentos Powered Cars: Video

    A team of entertainers has developed a Diet Coke and Mentos powered rocket car, capable of traveling up to 239 feet on junk food power.

  • Mazda's MX-5 Spyder concept
    Mazda Shows MX-5 Spyder Concept At SEMA

    To highlight its MX-5 roadster, Mazda has taken a "less is more" approach to building it's SEMA 2011 concept MX-5 Spyder.

  • Coffee Car
    Coffee-Burning Car Gives You A 77.5 MPH World Record Boost

    You might have heard of Cars and Coffee before but almost certainly not in this way... Rather than car park full of shiny supercars and classic metal, this combination of a car and coffee involves powering the former with the latter to break a land speed record. It's not as simple as giving your...

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