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Automakers may have given in to the 800-pound gorilla that is the US government when it comes to more stringent fuel-economy standards. But the Mexican government? That’s … Continue reading
Editor’s note: Our colleagues at Wired.uk.co attended the unveiling of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 race car and spent some time chatting up drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton and interviewing managing director Jonathan Neale. Wired UK’s Olivia Solon offers a commentary on why F1 should clean up its act.
Formula 1 has been flirting with [...] Continue reading
The mad scientists at Volkswagen have wheeled out a bullet-shaped diesel-electric plug-in hybrid that gets a stunning 261 mpg. VW claims it is the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever, and it shows what’s possible when you let your engineers run wild.
It is with supreme irony that the Germans will unveil the XL1 concept car at the [...] Continue reading
An innovative “foaming” aluminum that expands like a sponge and bonds to steel could cut the weight of cargo ships as much as 30 percent, reducing their fuel consumption and emissions.
The material, aluminum-titanium hydride powder, expands like foam when heated and is said to be lighter than water and remarkably stiff. It was developed at [...] Continue reading
Car companies are scrambling to meet the more stringent fuel efficiency standards coming in 2016, spending billions to develop more efficient engines, hybrid systems and alt-fuel vehicles. But a Massachusetts company says it has figured out a way to boost the fuel efficiency of a tiny gasoline engine as much as 36 percent using parts [...] Continue reading