Emissions requirements are a controversial matter. Though the need for people to be better stewards of the environment is definitive, the compromises that are required for car makers to achieve them aren’t as well received. However, some of the biggest targets of emissions standards, supercars, are kind of pointless to go after. High power means Read on! →

Aerodynamics can make a vehicle more fuel efficient by reducing the drag coefficient, a measure that indicates the degree of wind resistance a car body creates. Automakers like Chrysler Group are spending more design time than ever in the wind tunnel, because the most aerodynamic vehicles not only appear sleek, they save consumers money on Read on! →

Tuesday Fisker unveiled its new Surf hybrid wagon, the latest addition to the Karma line, at the Frankfurt auto show. The car appeals to environmentally conscious drivers with families. It offers a stylish yet family-friendly design. The company’s new flying brake The Surf is the new “flying brake” incarnation of Fisker’s 2010 range-extended electric vehicle, Read on! →

There are a lot of factors that go into which car to choose, whether you are choosing one at a dealership, shopping online or going around to private sellers. One thing that you shouldn’t discount is the vehicle’s transmission. There are benefits and drawbacks of each type. Automotive transmissions more or less come in two Read on! →

Driving forward at a high rate of speed can be dangerous even for those with superb reaction time. Now, automakers are beginning to market “reverse speed” as a selling point as electric cars become more prevalent, reports Automotive News. Considering the limited field of vision reverse driving affords, concerns over whether extensive reverse driving should Read on! →

While modern society is generally more enlightened than ever before regarding gender equity, the truth is that when it comes to female mechanics, stereotypes still exist. An online search of stock photography and other popular media sources using the term “female mechanic” turns up countless images that are more appropriate to a men’s magazine or Read on! →

Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Edinburgh, Scotland, have successfully used Scotch whiskey by-products to produce butanol biofuel, reports Cnet.com. These by-products – waste grains from the distillery process – can provide 30 percent more energy than traditional biofuels like ethanol when formulated into butanol, writes MIT Technology Review. That means more Read on! →

These cars are the cream of the crop among fictional vehicles. These the the top fictional cars of all time, in order of their relative iconic value. Click for Part 1 and Part 2 of this article. Top fictional cars No. 25 – 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish from ‘Die Another Day’ Here’s a James Bond Read on! →

When New York Senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation that would effectively ban texting while driving, it seemed like an obvious choice. Yet recent developments in other states to enact similar laws have experienced some difficulty. How can this be if, as CNN reports, 80 percent of all car crashes involve distracted drivers who are texting, Read on! →

California commuters wage war on a daily basis, jockeying for position like post-Apocalyptic road warriors en route to their destinations. Gasoline and time come at a premium, which makes California’s July 1 decision to restrict carpool law a problem for commuters who invested in the Honda Prius hybrid. Automotive News suggests Honda missed a golden Read on! →