The Bloodhound SSC.

Image obtained with thanks from CarThrottle.

Bloodhound SSC Land Vehicle Aims To Exceed 1,000 MPH

A land vehicle powered by three different types of engines in the works, and its engineers aim for it to exceed 1,000 MPH. That is well above the speed of sound, which is 761 MPH at sea level. The three engines are a Rolls-Royce turbofan, a Jaguar V8 engine to power the fuel pump, and […]

XR-PHEV

Mitsubishi Debuts The XR-PHEV At The LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi has debuted their new FWD XR-PHEV concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show). You’re probably wondering what its electric range is. The two-door crossover can tavel 53 miles per charge if using electricity alone. 53 miles of electric range is substantial for a plug-in hybrid, but it is backed by […]

Ford Fusion Automated Research Vehicle.

Image Credit: Kompulsa / Nicholas Brown.

Can Self-Driving Cars Make Morally Appropriate Decisions?

Self-driving cars are designed to detect objects in their path to avoid collisions and more, but can they discriminate between multiple objects or people and make the least harmful decision? Google has come a long way with this, and can detect and handle most situations very well, but is this the right question to ask? […]

2015 Subaru BRZ. Image obtained with thanks from Subaru.

Top 6 Most Efficient Sports Cars

I’m sure that many people would love to have a fast car that won’t rack up an enormous fuel bill or cause even more emissions. The list below consists of the most fuel-efficient sports cars I could find. Tesla Model S. 2015 Mini Coupe. 2015 Hyundai Veloster. 2015 Subaru BRZ. 2015 Porsche Boxter. 2015 Lotus […]

Lithium-ion cell.

Image obtained with thanks from Argonne National Laboratory on Flickr.

Queensland Researchers Develop Supercapacitor For EVs

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia have developed a new carbon-based supercapacitor (otherwise known as ultracapacitor) film technology with an improved power density. This enables it to provide larger bursts of power for acceleration. This just means it can discharge its energy more quickly. According to the Queensland University of Technology’s website: […]

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design […]

The Next Jeep Wranglers Will Be Made Of Aluminium

The Jeep Wrangler will now be built with an aluminium body. Jeep will continue its body-on-frame design. I have seen people comment on the concept of switching to a unibody design, but there was a great deal of opposition to that. Some opponents of the switch cited that unibody designs are not as durable as […]

Ford Introduces Automatic Braking Technology

If only braking was as simple as pressing a pedal. The uncertain outcome of a pedal depression is nerve-racking and dangerous. This, combined with the issue of distraction makes braking an enormous issue. In response to that, Ford and other automobile manufacturers are introducing automatic braking in the future. Ford just announced technology which provides […]

New Battery Tech Recharges In 2 Minutes And Lasts 20 Years

I’ve been monitoring and writing about battery technology advancements for years, and was let down so many times. This time, a li-ion battery technology that can be recharged to 70% in 2 minutes has been developed, and it can theoretically last 20 years! This technology is facilitated by the use of a titanium dioxide-based gel […]

American Airlines To Offer Cadillac Chauffeur Service

If you fly frequently, i’m sure you would appreciate it if you didn’t have to look around outside to find a mode of transportation, so you can get to your gate on time. Starting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), American Airlines intends to offer a chauffeur service from gate to gate in partnership with […]

Who Wants To Hear Some Tesla D Rumors?

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors tweeted that it is ‘about time to unveil the D and something else’. This attracted more than 9,000 retweets and 2,500 favourites, it possibly sent shares up by 3%, and it now has people guessing what the ‘D’ means. Some think it stands for a Dual-Motor AWD version […]

Tesla Gigafactory Might Achieve $100/kWh Battery Cost

Electric vehicle battery technology is usually of the lithium-ion chemistry, and it costs $400 to $500 USD per kWh, down from $1,000 a few years ago. They have certainly made strides, and they are set to make even bigger strides in the near future, possibly to $100 per kWh of batteries. Tesla Motors has aimed […]