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

    Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of holding to 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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]

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    Michigan Test Site Awarded Federal Autonomous Car Proving Ground

    The U.S. Transportation Department gave the nod to Michigan as one of 10 locations in a competition for self-driving car test sites as federal regulators move to implement new guidelines for autonomous cars. The American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti Township, a 311-acre portion of the Willow Run WWII B-24 bomber plant, will be […]

    EPA Estimates New Tesla Model S 100D For 335 Miles Range

    Tesla Motors has just launched its Model S 100D with an estimated 335 miles of range per charge, and starting price of $95,800 (plus destination). That comes from a 100 kWh battery. It’s still an EPA-estimated figure and the final figure may change slightly. However, you can pay $3,000 less if you order a Model […]

    2017 Kia Niro To Start Below $23,000

    When the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid goes on sale before the end of the first quarter of this year, it will have a base price of $22,890, without destination fee. The destination fee and prices for two higher trim levels was not divulged in an email by the automaker, but the crossover designed from “the […]

    Man Says His Chevy Bolt Started Itself And Backed Into Garage Work Bench

    One Bolt owner thinks Skynet may already be here. Fresh off its North American Car of the Year victory (despite being classified as a crossover) and just days ahead of its official media launch next week, something strange happened in Southern California. This owner alleges his Chevy Bolt backed into the work bench in his […]

    Former VW Group Chief Says He Knew Nothing About Diesel Emissions Cheating

    In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […]

    Trump’s EPA Chief To Review Outgoing Agency Head’s Fuel Economy Ruling

    President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief will review Friday’s ruling by the agency to confirm fuel economy rules. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who will soon be EPA administrator if approved, responded to inquiries during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing. Legislators were upset by outgoing EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s decision to […]