The New Chevy Volt First Look: Less Concept, More Sedan

Instead of waiting for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week to finally unveil what the new Chevy Volt looks like, General Motors pulled back the curtain on its new electric hybrid at CES just now. No details, no other specifics, just our first full look at the vehicle. » 1/04/15 10:41pm 1/04/15 10:41pm

How Automakers Use a WWI-Era Camo Technique to Disguise Prototype Cars

In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-catching painted patterns called dazzle. The military moved on to new forms of camo decades ago, but for carmakers, dazzle is still the best way to protect prototype cars from being photographed. » 10/17/14 11:45am 10/17/14 11:45am

Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like a Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 48.3 million gallons of fuel—every day—and paid a total of $49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new… » 12/26/12 12:00pm 12/26/12 12:00pm

Why Are All the Olympic Athletes Wearing Bright Green Shoes?

If you were wondering why so many of the track and field athletes at the Olympics were wearing bright green shoes, here's why: they're all Nike athletes. And Nike has decided to go uniform across the globe on bright green shoes to grab your attention (and your dollars). It's probably working. » 8/07/12 11:05pm 8/07/12 11:05pm

Green Technology Pundit Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tells Electric Car Makers to…

Click to viewWhen he's not driving around in circles, NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently likes to opine on the state of electric cars and green technology. CNS news tracked down Earnhardt to ask him what he thought of electric cars, specificially the Chevy Volt. Here's what he said: » 3/04/11 7:40pm 3/04/11 7:40pm

Chevrolet Volt Car Will Use Recycled Oil Booms From BP's Oil Spill…

What to do with all those leftover oil booms that BP used to mop up its oil? If you're a car manufacturer, you could recycle all of the oil-slicked plastic tubes into new Chevrolet Volts. » 12/22/10 4:00am 12/22/10 4:00am

Watch a Chevy Volt Get Assembled in 2 Minutes

The Chevy Volt! The Car of the Future! Watch as robots and humans put one together in harmony, in just two beautiful time lapse minutes. [Wired] » 12/01/10 8:40pm 12/01/10 8:40pm

Chevy Volt Pre-Orders Start Now: $41,000 Before $7,500 Tax Credit

We finally know, officially, how much it will cost to own the Chevy Volt. GM has announced that their electric car is up for pre-order for $41,000, with a tax credit of up to $7,500 lowering the tally. » 7/27/10 12:17pm 7/27/10 12:17pm

The First Electric Freeway Is An Oregon Trail

Interstate 5 crosses Washington state from Oregon to Canada. And later this year, work will begin to make it the first electric highway in the United States. It's good to be a Volt owner in the Pacific Northwest. » 7/02/10 10:00pm 7/02/10 10:00pm

4,400 Volt Owners Will Get Free Charging Stations

The Chevy Volt is coming soon, but for the electric car to be a success its owners will need convenient power access. Which is why 4,400 lucky Volt owners will get free charging stations, installation (sometimes) included. » 6/17/10 1:56pm 6/17/10 1:56pm

Video: Chevy Volt's Android App Gets Google Maps Magic

For those keeping track at home, here's how we're doing on that whole future thing. Tablets: Check! Recreational mind control: Check! Cars that interface with your phone for jaw-droppingly awesome feats of navigation: Almost! » 5/18/10 6:26pm 5/18/10 6:26pm

Bose Energy Efficient Sound to Debut in Chevy Volt

Electric cars sound great until you realize that turning on the stereo costs you mileage. So Bose is hopping on the bandwagon with low-power speaker systems early. » 2/11/09 8:30am 2/11/09 8:30am

Bailout Package Includes $7,500 Tax Break For Future Chevy Volt Owners

If the future dashboard » 10/06/08 10:45am 10/06/08 10:45am and weren't incentive enough to consider picking up a Chevrolet Volt in 2010, Congress has gifted future owners with an added bonus: a $7,500 tax break passed as part of last week's bailout package. The credit applies to any vehicle with a battery rated at 6kWh or higher, placing it far enough…

Chevy Volt Uses GPS to Maximize Electric Engine Use

Points to Chevy for utilizing GPS in a brilliant way. Their new Volt features plug-in batteries powering an electric engine that, while promising, are only good for a 40-mile range without gas backup. So what do you do if you want to burn as little gas as possible, other than stay far below 40 miles of driving? To… » 9/17/08 1:30pm 9/17/08 1:30pm

McCain Proposes $300 Million Prize to Develop Next-Gen Battery for…

It's well known that the biggest bump in the road to developing an awesome all-electric car is the battery. The only ones juicy enough are a) big b) expensive and c) not so durable. Not easy. But science is no match for the American spirit! If elected, John McCain is promising $300 million to whoever develops a… » 6/23/08 7:30pm 6/23/08 7:30pm

First Shots Under The Hood of the Chevy Volt Hydrogen

GM may have announced their Chevy Volt Hydrogen concept months ago, but attendees at CES are getting the world's first look under the hood of the eco-friendly beast. More than just a random rendering, one can see Chevy's direction with eco-cars in some very clear side-by-side trends when compared with the original… » 1/07/08 2:44pm 1/07/08 2:44pm

LEAKED, Electric Meets Diesel in Opel E-Flex

We shouldn't know about the cars of the future yet, and let me be the first to say, I'm sorry they don't fly. But the Opel E-Flex is a European concept of the Chevy Volt unleaded/electric hybrid. Other than its propensity to drink more wine and go "on holiday," the Opel will use a 1.3lt turbo diesel engine to recharge… » 9/08/07 10:30am 9/08/07 10:30am

Nine Volt Candle-Lamps Let Mechanical Engineers Get Romantic

Combine the 9V battery from your kid's RC racer and a LED-based candle and you get something that feels at home in a fancy restaurant as well as on your dining room table. Just a design for now, but these 9-volt candle dealies are pretty sweet, and we'd love to get our hands on a few here for Romance Thursdays here at… » 10/04/06 6:30pm 10/04/06 6:30pm