For fire-breathing supercars, hybrids are the future
October 21, 2013, 3:07 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Aston Martin's chief is bad-mouthing hybrids and thinks his "V-12 is something special." I beg to differ. His cars get dismal fuel economy.
Volkswagen debuts incredible new 261-mpg hybrid in Chattanooga
October 4, 2013, 11:48 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
This new hybrid shows off the limits of what can be done with a lightweight carbon fiber structure, a tiny diesel engine, and a hybrid system.
New tool reveals used car fuel ratings
September 24, 2013, 11:20 a.m. by Michelle Robinson, Union of Concerned Scientists for LiveScience
While the fuel efficiency information is a boon for consumers, questions linger as to whether used car dealers will make it available.
Electric cars generate social buzz [Infographic]
September 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
As electric cars become increasingly mainstream, they're starting to build up a charge on social media around the world.
Shopping is 45 percent of U.S. miles traveled, study finds
May 23, 2013, 12:18 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
It's about time somebody looked at shopping as a separate transportation category. It turns out to be a major energy hog.
Fuel-cell dreams: Powering houses and cars with zero-emission energy
May 6, 2013, 2:45 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Big hydrogen power plants like the one just installed in Bridgeport, Conn., can complement a fleet of fuel-cell cars.