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    The idea of using air to create gasoline sounds like the stuff of science fiction, on par with the efforts expended by ancient alchemists to turn lead into gold. If such a process were successfully developed, it stands to reason that it could make its inventor very, very wealthy. As New Scientist (via Green Car Reports) points out, such a process now exists, at least on an experimental scale. Developed by British firm Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), the process is complex and costly, at least in the short term. We’re not chemical engineers, so our knowledge of the process is rudimentary, at...

  • Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content
    Minimum Purchase Rules Give Consumers Another Reason To Dislike E15

    Just when you thought the government couldn’t possibly regulate more activities in your daily life, it goes and proves you wrong. Under a new rule relating to the sale of E15 fuel (gasoline combined with 15-percent ethanol), consumers will be required to buy a minimum of four gallons of fuel...

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    2014 Porsche Macan Spy Video, 2013 MINI Countryman Coupe, 2012 Tesla Model S: Today's Car News

    The 2014 Porsche Macan has been spied on video again, and we give you a good look (and listen) at what's coming to the world of crossovers. It looks surprisingly quick, sounds quite nice, and actually looks good--a bit like a compact Cayenne. The MINI Countryman Coupe should arrive sometime around...

  • Thorium could be used as car fuel
    Thorium Powered Cars: A Million Miles Without Refuelling

    It reads more like a 1950s space race vision of the future than a pragmatic 21st Century theory, but we could now be a step closer to driving a nuclear-powered car. In light of the recent events in Japan following the tsunami that caused meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and previous events...

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    2012 Chevrolet Cruze: High Tech Electrics Deliver Fuel Gains

    GM has recently confirmed that from 2013 the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be sold with a turbodiesel engine option, allowing an auto-equipped diesel Cruze to hit low to mid 40s miles per gallon on average. Even the regular gasoline version is fairly efficient by the standards of many cars...

  • 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 you are planning road trips over the Memorial Day holiday. If you're in that number, we'd like to suggest a few apps that'll...

  • Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

    Mazda has taken the wraps off a new ‘downsized’ engine displacing just 1.3-liters but developing upwards of 83 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque thanks to a couple of neat features. The tiny four-cylinder gasoline engine falls under the umbrella of Mazda’s SKYACTIV range of green technologies and is destined to power the Mazda2 hatchback in Japan later this year. In the U.S. the Mazda2 comes equipped with a 1.5-liter mill with 100 horsepower so there’s a very strong chance that we’ll see the 1.3-liter unit make its way to local shores eventually. We already...

  • 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 thanks to advances in technology. Like all automakers Mercedes-Benz has put millions into developing engines to meet ever...

  • 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 ‘lean-burn’ engine technology anytime soon. Already on sale in Europe, these lean-burn engines run at a much leaner...

  • 2009 Hyundai Genesis
    Hyundai tempts buyers with promise of a year of $1.49 gas

    Last year's sudden surge in oil prices sent many car buyers - and the industry - into shock. Prices over $4 per gallon were outside most people's frame of reference. This year, in the weak economy, even fewer people are prepared to fork over more money for their fuel, and Hyundai has taken note. It...

  • The Mercedes ML350 BlueTec replaces the current ML320 for 2010
    Diesel sales surge in U.S.

    It wasn't so long ago that the superior fuel efficiency of diesel-powered vehicles could be rationalized away due to the higher per-gallon price of the fuel compared to gasoline. Now, however, a dip in the price of diesel has pushed it below gas, and lit sales on fire in the process. The price...

  • Honda Insight Hybrid
    AutoNation CEO says he has 600,000 hybrids sitting on lots across America

    Pain at the pump is a thankfully remote sensation for most Americans these days. Just last summer we were all hurting everytime we had to go somewhere, to the point where we traveled 30 billion fewer miles than the year before. But the absence of pain at the pump means we don't have much in the way...

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    The 2009 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a wide range of concepts and production vehicles, from speedy supercars to family sedans and even raw engine technologies. One of Toyota's additions to the show will be a new variant of the iQ, powered by a peppy 1.3L gasoline four-cylinder. The current iQ is powered by a 1.0L three-cylinder engine shared by the Aygo, rated at 67hp (50kW) and a healthy 55mpg US (4.27L/100km). The new 1.3L engine will feature VVT-i and 99hp (75kW) plus a fuel-saving stop-start feature. Despite the jump in power, the new engine is expected to return better fuel...

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    Lotus Engineering shows off Omnivore concept engine

    Imagine being able to pull up to a fuel station and take your choice of the cheapest or highest-performing fuel, without limitation by your engine. Lotus Engineering is working to deliver an engine that can efficiently use both alcohol and gasoline fuels to help promote sustainable transport...

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