U.S. Army NASCAR technicians.

NASCAR Racing To Incorporate Hybrid Powertrains In Cars

The stock car racing company NASCAR intends to start implementing hybrid technology to enhance performance. If they used these systems differently, they could also provide longer range, which can reduce the number of required refueling pit stops. Under some circumstances, the stored kinetic energy from the regenerative braking system will be utilized to provide an…

BMW plug-in car

BMW Proposes Switching Hybrid Engines Off In Certain Cities

BMW hybrid cars can be converted to automatically switch to electric-only mode in emissions-free zones, Klaus Froehlich told Reuters at the LA Auto Show. The manufacturer proposed the idea as some cities are banning combustion engine-powered cars to create emissions-free zones. A car that doesn’t allow you to switch on the gas engine may enable…

@019 Toyota Camry. Hybrid car.

The Best Selling Cars And Trucks In America, Ordered By Fuel Efficiency

The best selling vehicles in America (for 2018) are a fairly balanced mixture of sedans, crossovers, and pickup trucks. The Ford F-Series pickup trucks led sales at 451,138 units, followed by the Chevy Silverado family at 291,074 units. Let’s take a look at the fuel economy range of each of these popular vehicles, ordered by…

2018 Honda Accord hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Starts At An Impressive $25,990

Pricing for the 2018 Honda Accord hybrid has been announced, and it starts at a competitive $25,990 USD. There are now five trims, and the best one is the Touring, which starts at $35,600. Images obtained with thanks from Honda. The fuel efficiency of hybrid cars is often reflected in the price, so the cheaper…

petroleum refinery

It’s Happening Again: Russian, Saudi Arabian Oil Ouput To Be Frozen

Back in 2008, I witnessed the end of cheap oil as we know it — Oil prices surged to $147/barrel in November. That was when talk about alternative energy sources really took off. Oil demand plummeted, causing crude prices to fall from $147/barrel to $33.87/barrel between the months of November and December 2008. Petroleum prices…