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    Automakers and Energy Companies Team Up To Sell The World On Hydrogen

    Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of conspiracy theories that deep-pocketed interests and carmakers resisting EVs want to promote hydrogen, but who needs theories when intentions are expressed in plain sight? To wit, yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major corporations representing total revenues of $1.14 trillion […]

    Technology

    Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Promises 37 mpg For Full-Size Pickups

    San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

    Toyota

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid To Have Prius-Like Fuel Economy

    Toyota rolled out a 2018 Camry today in Detroit that has a more appealing design, a vastly improved interior, a more exciting drive character and a hybrid model the automaker said will have Prius-like fuel economy. A new hybrid system features a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine conneted to a continousouly-variable transmission (CVT) that […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Tesla Offering Model 3 and Ludicrous Perks in Referral Program

    Tesla Motors has beefed up its referral program with a Model 3 delivery event and an annual reward offering a Ludicrous top prize. The new quarterly round of referrals was launched yesterday with a first-time addition of an annual round. The quarterly round goes through March 15. Tesla has confirmed that its previously mentioned referral […]

    Audi And FAW Partnering To Build Five Electrified Vehicles in China Market

    Audi and its Chinese partner FAW Group have made electrified vehicles a big part of its new 10-year strategic plan in that market. Within the next five years, Audi and FAX will locally produce and bring to the China market five plug-in electrified e-tron models. That lineup will include two all-electric sedans with fully charged […]

    Self-Driving Electric Shuttle Bus Testing In Las Vegas

    High- and low-rollers alike can catch a free ride on a self-driving shuttle bus by pushing a button in the Fremont Street entertainment district of downtown Las Vegas. The small oval-shaped shuttle, made by French company Navya and named Arma, has a human attendant, but no steering wheel or brake pedal. Using GPS, electronic curb […]

    Study Says Autonomous Vehicles Could Sizably Reduce Losses from Vehicle Crashes

    The U.S. could lead the world in vehicle safety and economic improvements through autonomous vehicle technologies, according to a new global study. Conducted by Global Positioning Specialists, an Australia-based fleet management GPS tracking company, the study estimated the positive impact adopting autonomous systems would have on global economies. The study’s findings sees countries adopting autonomous […]

    Acciona 100% Ecopowered First Ever Electric Car To Finish Dakar Rally

    In its third attempt, the Acciona 100% Ecopowered 4×4 battery-electric car completed the grueling Dakar Rally in South America, finishing 53rd in its class. Without consuming a drop of gasoline or diesel fuel or emitting a single gram of CO2, the Acciona team drove the 100% Ecopowered EV over the 5,600-mile rally course that stretched […]

    New-Tech Mazda Engine Promises To Cut Fuel Use By 33 Percent

    Mazda is coming out with a new high-tech engine that will cut fuel consumption by a third. The automaker is set to introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that uses pressure instead of spark plugs to ignite fuel, a technology the Japanese automaker says will increase fuel economy by 30 percent. The […]