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    Report: Washington State may impose $124 fine on EV spot stealers

    Park your gas-powered car in an electric-vehicle-designated spot in the Emerald State and you could find yourself Cashless in Seattle. The Washington State legislature has approved a bill that would impose a $124 fine on conventional-vehicle drivers busted for parking in spots slated for plug-in ...

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    "ICE shaming" publicly embarrasses gas car drivers who illegally park in charge spots

    It looks like electric vehicle owners living in Dallas need Eric Cartman to yell "Respect my authoritah!" while having their non-plug-in vehicles towed from designated parking spots. Since that's not possible, an EV advocate has taken on shaming these EV-parking violators. Check out this new ...

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    Official: Finland-built electric car reaches 156 miles per hour on ice

    If a car screams across a sheet of ice at such a high speed that the ice is being melted to water, is the car really driving on ice? We'll let everyone ponder that philosophical question as we report that the world's fastest-ever speed by a electric car on ice was reached this ...

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    EPA director: "The future of the internal combustion engine is bright and clear"

    "The future of the internal combustion engine is bright and clear; I don't think that could be any more obvious to all of us." Those are the words of Byron Bunker, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's heavy-duty on-road center – a division of the Office of Transportation ...

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    Featured: Mazda Skyactiv technology is a big MPG bet on internal combustion, for now

    What is Skyactiv, besides yet another misspelled bit of branding by a multinational corporation? The answer is that Skyactiv is a lot of things, but, in short, its Mazda's long-term energy efficiency strategy, and it's unlike any other plan from a major automaker. From an engineering point of ...

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    Greenlings: PHEV? DSG? VMT? A guide to common green vehicle acronyms

    Deciphering the new vocabulary of the green car movement can sometimes be a real head scratcher. To alleviate as much confusion as possible, we would like to present our readers with a list of common acronyms and what they mean, with plenty of links for more information. If you have some TLAs ...

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    Why choose a fuel cell or an internal combustion engine when using hydrogen?

    Over the past decade, most of the world's major automakers have expended a lot research dollars and engineering resources on developing vehicles that burn hydrogen. While advocates like the idea of using hydrogen as an energy carrier because it's the most abundant element in the known universe ...

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    Are high-speed trains that good?

    I must admit I'm a great fan of high-speed trains: they're very comfortable, they're fast and they take and leave you in the center of the city of your choice (usually). Japanese bullet trains and European TGVs, ICEs and AVEs have returned dignity back to railway transport. But not everybody is ...

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    Video: BMW made from ice, runs on hydrogen

    The newest car in BMW's art car program is a BMW H2R race car made from ice. The BMW H2R is a concept race car made by BMW that runs on hydrogen. The car's outer shell was removed and replaced with a metal lattice and ice. The car was designed by artist Olafur Eliasson and it's on display at the ...

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    NEVIS - The Internal Combustion Engine reinvented

    NEVIS stands for New Exhaust Valve & Intake System, while it sounds basically like a simple modification to current technology, is actually attempting to reinvent the ICE. From fourteen years of research and testing by Cesare Bortone, the new engine design claims to solve lots of problems. It ...

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    NASA: arctic ice melting faster than before

    NASA recenty released two studies that show Arctic ice shrinking at a more rapid pace than previously thought. The first study was conducted by a team of scientists lead by Joey Comiso from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. They found that sea ice melted at about 6 percent in each of the last two ...


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