Fuel efficiency has become an extremely important topic in today's world because of rising gas prices, the need to cut our carbon footprints, and the need to cut dependence on oil-rich nations. Check out these great articles on fuel efficiency.
In general, hypermiling is a dangerous practice. In fact, some of the most effective hypermiling strategies work only because the driver intentionally sacrifices control of the vehicle.
Some of these eco-mods appear to be logical, while others seem a bit like wishful thinking. Can the right eco-mod for your car save you money at the pump?
As they say, "Your mileage may vary." But if you're new-car shopping, you probably want a reliable fuel economy number. Where do you go? Who can you trust?
There are two ways to measure your car's fuel economy: miles per gallon (mpg) and gallons per 100 miles (g/100m). Do you know how to calculate both of these figures?
You're not here looking for ways to not drive your car. Nope, you want advice that will keep you trucking on the cheap, so let's get to it. Here's a freebie: Tying four mattresses onto the top of your car is not super fuel efficient.
Driving the right vehicle is important when you have a busy life filled with work, school, family and hobbies. Here's a quick guide to help you choose the right vehicle for any occasion.
Watching a field of Formula E race cars circle a racetrack is going to require some adjustment on the part of the spectators. Why? Because they're quiet. Chirping-crickets quiet.
The U.S. Navy says it could make about 100,000 gallons (378,541 liters) of JP-5 jet fuel each day using ocean water. But how long will it be before the Navy's plan is plausible?
Will these hollow strands of laser-cut nickel revolutionize car manufacturing? And would you really want a car body that's just 0.01 percent solid? Maybe -- it's pretty resilient stuff.
Specially engineered Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) can tolerate an E85 mixture of gasoline and ethanol. But will ordinary cars and trucks be able to stand up to the new blend?
For a while, many of us imagined the possibilities: streets full of zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs). But the EV concept has suffered from a certain fragility, and some companies have shifted strategies. Let's talk about a few of them.
Electric vehicles have been around, off and on, for more than 100 years -- and this time around, they're failing to meet sales projections. Is it still too soon to write them off for good?
What if we could derive energy from crops without killing them or generate power using plants and land not needed for food, all through the power of microbes? Meet the newest, greenest "power plant."
Got your eye on a hydrogen-powered vehicle? The energy of the future comes with some baggage, including an uncanny ability to migrate through metals. Here's what you need to know.
A flex engine sounds like some sort of futuristic motor, but you'd be surprised how long this technology's been around. Is it greener or more efficient than a gas-guzzling engine? Flex your brain muscle and find out.
Used mainly in the U.S. as pancake syrup, sweet sorghum is exploding in popularity thanks to its other uses as a biofuel and animal feed. How can one plant do so much?
Improving mileage is only one part of dealing with rising fuel costs. Some cars can accept gas blended with ethanol. But how does the vehicle adjust to the switch?
Personal rapid transit systems offer a public transportation option that's a bit more comfortable than the average subway or bus. In what ways is a pod car like your own car?
The next time you're filling up at the pump, take a minute to consider where that gas came from and how we can produce it more responsibly. Here are 5 ways that eco-friendly biofuels help the planet as well as big business.
Some people believe that algae could very well be the answer to some of our energy problems. But how will we grow enough of it to accommodate all of our needs?
The food we eat, the equipment we use in our offices and the very computers and other devices we use to free us from physical labor, all have to get to us somehow. Is there an environmental solution for fleet fuels?
Do solar powered cars cause pollution? Keep reading to learn about solar powered cars and if they cause pollution.
In the future, all of us will own flying cars. Oh, wait -- that's "The Jetsons." Our views of future transportation are a little more realistic, but cars will increasingly use electric power, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Right?
Gasoline, everyone knows, is a polluting, volatile source for fuel. Still, the vast majority of vehicles around the world depend on it.
Flex Fuel? Ethanol? E85? Been wondering what exactly all of this means? Keep reading to learn about new advances in alternative fuels.