Internal Combustion Engine

Myths And Shibboleths About Electric Vehicles: The Long Tailpipe Theory

One of the most frequent comments spouted by critics of electric vehicles is, “the electricity they use is produced by fossil fuels, so actually they’re more polluting than petrol or diesel vehicles.” The long tailpipe theory, repeatedly trashed by science, is still the fallback argument for the …

Electric Vehicles

Reports Of The Death Of Oil's ICE Are Greatly Exaggerated

<i>“The internal combustion engine might not even be middle-aged,”</i> Dr. Don Hillebrand, Director, Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems Division<p>Perhaps the most ignored fact in our energy-environment discussion is the non-stop evolution of fossil fuel technologies, energy sources that have now …

Fossil Fuels

‘Efficiency Paradox’ Review: Efficiency Is a Choice

<b>The Efficiency Paradox</b><i><br>What Big Data Can’t Do</i><br>by Edward Tenner<br>Knopf, 282 pp., $27.95<p>T<i>he Efficiency Paradox</i> is the most recent in a series of thoughtful …

Conservative View

Best Hybrid and Electric Sport Car

Hear the terms hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car and you’ll probably think of a model like the Toyota Prius hybrid or all-electric Nissan Leaf. …

Electric Vehicles

Best 8 Classic Electric Cars To Collect Before Someone Else Does

“This’ll be worth something, someday,” is a phrase I’ve heard many times at auto shows, when onlookers point at the latest and greatest what-have-you …

General Motors

Jack White Stages Free Concert for Tesla Employees at California Plant

Jack White staged a private concert for Tesla workers Friday at the electric-car manufacturer’s plant in Fremont, California, where the rocker also …

Tesla

The 90-second guide to the Paris autos show

The Paris autos show or, properly, the Mondial de l’Automobile alternates years with the Frankfurt show as Europe’s grandest grandstand for the …

Internal Combustion Engine

‘Jugaad’, India’s most overrated idea

Jugaad, a vehicle built from parts of other vehicles and irrigation pumps, lent its name to the concept. Photo: Getty Images<p>How can you not like him? …

Business (India)

Despite What You Hear, The ICO Is Not Over

The big news in cryptoland in 2017 was the rise of the initial coin offering (ICO). The knowledge that something like this could be possible dates back to the early years of Bitcoin, but the dawning of the reality was quite awesome to behold.<p>Anyone with an entrepreneurial idea could float a token …

Cryptocurrency

Startup supplier worries about CAFE rollback

WASHINGTON — Tula Technology Inc. is a late-stage powertrain startup that is finally producing revenue, hitting the market with innovate software …

Fuel Efficiency

Sun Flyer 2 On The Road To Certification

As Battery Technologies Evolve, George Bye Explains How Those Advances Positively Impact The Electric Aviation Sun Flyer 2 made quite a splash at …

Batteries

Drivers who leave their engines running could be fined £20 on the spot

A crackdown on wood burning stoves and toxic fuels has been proposed by the government, as it moves to cut harmful emissions into the …

Pollution

Venture Capital Investors Will Need to Learn How to Shift to a New Era of Innovation | Inc.com

In recent decades, innovation has become almost synonymous with digital technology. That wasn't always true, of course. Long before the microchip was invented, we built an industrial economy based on electricity and internal combustion, harnessed the power of the atom and developed life saving …

Innovation

The world’s most wear-resistant alloy consists of platinum and gold

<b>A new alloy developed at Sandia National Laboratories could represent a huge savings for the electronics industry</b>Although to the general public …

Engineering

Here Are The Most Important Things That Happened in Science This Week (And a Bonus Quiz)

Were you paying attention?<p>There's amazing stuff happening every day in the wide and wonderful world of science. We're hoping you didn't miss a …

Humanity

GM’s China Problems Go Beyond Tariffs, but the Stock’s Still a Buy

By<p>Aug. 17, 2018 10:33 a.m. ET<p>General Motors (GM) has had a tough year, and things might not get much easier in the near future.<p><b>Where we were</b>: GM has …

Flying antiques over Gig Harbor: Duo plans to open vintage plane display hangar

Meet Bob and Bob, two friends brought together over 30 years ago thanks to their love of the internal combustion engine and flying.<p>“I love oil and …

Film Festivals

BMW tests electric 3 series in Europe

The BMW 3-series EV has been spotted undergoing road tests.<p><i>Photo credit: CHRIS DOANE AUTOMOTIVE</i><p><b>Urvaksh Karkaria</b> <b><br>Automotive News Europe</b><p>Spy photos of …

Tesla Model 3

Electric rallycross postponed until 2020

FIA wants to give more time to develop all-electric plans

Motorsport

F1 2018 Review – A Real Team Effort

I’m not an F1 aficionado, but I appreciate the sheer effort by the drivers and race teams to be the best on and off the track. That passion comes …

Max Verstappen

Most-polluting wood burner fuels due to get the chop

Michael Gove, the environment secretary, is due to confirm plans to ban the sale of the most-polluting fuels for domestic wood burners in an attempt to cut harmful emissions.<p>The sale of traditional house coal will be phased out under proposals set out in the government’s draft clean air strategy in …

Environment

Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks | Larry Elliott

This summer’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.<p>The struggle to combat climate …

Climate

What’s the Origin Behind These Car Names? Part 2

Here’s a continued look at how some of the cars we’ve seen have got their names. This part focuses on other worldwide models. Don’t forget to check …

Saab

UAW wants to build lots of electric vehicles, but for fair wages

Erika D. Smith’s recent column got the UAW position on electric vehicles wrong (“Trump isn’t alone hating electric cars. Ask Tesla,” Editorial …

Electric Vehicles

The good, the bad and the ugly of 3D printing technology | Financial Times

When the first 3D printed gun was fired in 2013, the blueprints were posted online for anyone to access. They were immediately taken down by order of …

3D Printing

Infiniti Prototype 10 speedster concept takes shape in new teaser sketch

Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Evaluating EVs And High-Efficiency Natural Gas

Introduction<p>In this article, we continue our exploration into electric vehicles and power generation. Building off our first article, The Energetics …

Electric Vehicles

Cooper racing workshop recognised with English Heritage 'blue plaque'

A ceremony to commemorate a key moment in motorsport history was held in the slightly unlikely surroundings of Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, today.<p>The small gathering of local dignitaries and enthusiasts will meet on August 16 outside Ivey House, at the junction with Ewell Road – a location that was …

Autos (UK)

New Alfa Romeo GTV Spider Convertible Could Arrive 18 Months After Coupe Model

At the Capital Markets Day 2018 conference in Balocco, Alfa Romeo made the rounds by confirming the return of two nameplates that weigh a lot in the …

Alfa Romeo

Not your father's Harley: How the motorcycle industry is attracting new riders

Motorcycling in America is getting a makeover. Industry stalwarts and upstart competitors are trying to attract new riders who want something different from Harley-Davidson's big burbling cruisers or screaming Japanese and European performance bikes.<p>The changes are in response to younger riders who …

Motorcycles