ELIMINATING UNEXPLAINED TRAFFIC JAMS

If integrated into adaptive cruise-control systems, a new algorithm could mitigate the type of freeway backup that seems to occur for no reason. Everybody’s experienced it: a miserable backup on the freeway, which you think must be caused by an accident or construction, but which at some point thins out for no apparent reason. Such More Info »

Fisker Karma

FISKER NOW BELONGS TO HONG KING BILLIONAIRE RICHARD LI

After a number of twists and turns that saw Fisker’s founders fighting for control of the company’s possible future against such industry visionaries as Bob “let’s just put a 60-year-old V8 in it!” Lutz, it appears that Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li is the likely winner of a government loan owed by Fisker Automotive. That More Info »

Dual-fuel gas station at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alcohol (ethanol) and G gasoline -Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, courtesy wikipedia

INNOVATIONS THAT COULD MAKE US GREENER DRIVERS

With rising prices in a changeable economy, today’s eco-conscious drivers want to save money while lowering their carbon footprint. They look for alternatives to expensive and unsustainable gasoline-fueled transportation. The auto industry is in the process of making that happen. What’s New or on the Horizon? There’s a variety of interesting news for eco-conscious drivers More Info »

Nissan Leaf Winning

100% ELECTRIC CARS OUTSELLING PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC CARS IN US (2013)

Green Car Reports recently stumbled across an interesting fact — 100% electric vehicles (led by the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S) have actually outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the first half of 2013 in the US. PHEVs have generally been portrayed as a bridge technology between gasmobiles and 100% electric vehicles. But if 100% electric More Info »

Fisker Karma

San Diego Auto Show

There is said to have been a record attendance at the San Diego International Auto Show, held December 27-30, 2012,  in the Convention Center. There were more than four hundred 2013 models, including a sizeable number of hybrid and electric vehicles,  “star cars” known from movies or tv and a number of “home made” electric vehicles More Info »