Who doesn’t love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal, and silicon can get a pretty heated—especially when charging. That’s why Chevrolet is introducing a smartphone air conditioner as a thing we need.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…