While electric cars continue to, well, electrify the media and even charge up EV sales among the public, hybrids continue their relentless march across all auto makes, including luxury brands.
Clean energy purists might not like the idea of making any concession to fossil fuel use, but if you believe incremental progress is good, a technology that uses solar power to boost the efficiency of natural gas power plants at least qualifies as intriguing.
Sometimes good things come in small packages. And sometimes those things are the most powerful batteries on the planet. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a tiny lithium-ion microbattery that leaves larger supercapacitors in the dust.
Normally most bears sleep in the winter months. The Grizzly by Clearpath Robotics, though, not only stays awake in the snow, but is ready to clamber all over it.
Power plants, whether nuclear or coal-fired, produced a lot of electrical energy. Although keeping millions of homes lit and warm is no small task, these facilities are actually wasting more energy than they create.
A Vietnamese architecture firm with a portfolio of modern public buildings has turned its hand to perfecting indigenous low-cost houses. In contrast to the very-low-cost housing ideas we’ve covered recently, this one relies mainly on a local material that can be grown sustainably: bamboo.
Electric aircraft development and innovation continues at a slow pace as alternatives to fuel guzzling airplanes are put to the test.
Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a new chemical process capable of transforming sulfur waste into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars. As expected, the new plastic has other potential uses, including for optical devices.
The Cadillac ELR is the luxurious sibling to the more pedestrian Chevrolet Volt. Recently, General Motors released info on the ELR’s "Regen on Demand," a feature unique to the latest Caddy.
SIM-Drive in Japan, a coalition of 34 different companies tasked with creating a Japanese, all-electric prototype vehicle, announced recently it was now on the third iteration of its vision.
New research could speed the nascent switch from ethanol to butanol.
The nonprofit National Research Council (NRC) recently issued a report on how America can reduce its petroleum, or gasoline, use and greenhouse gas emissions by vehicles by 2050.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening" of the Arctic by mid-century, as a result of marked increases in plant cover.
In 2011, we reported that the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be coming to the U.S. We posted a follow-up that the information was inaccurate … at the time.
The World Car Awards started in 2004. Candidates for the four categories – Design, Performance, Green, and the overall World Car – are selected by some of the most well-known and respected journalists covering the automotive industry.
You’ve probably heard about the ever-increasing backlog of US bridges needing repair or replacement.
Since our last report on "smart windows," further developments warrant an update.
The only surprise, now that Subaru has introduced its first production hybrid model, is that it took so long.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
A house located outside Dallas proves that one person’s pile of garbage can be another’s nature preserve. Of course, it helps if the pile of garbage is buried under a layer of earth, monitored for integrity and covered with lush vegetation.