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

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

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