Thanks to the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and LaFerrari, we’re now used to the idea of a hybrid sports car, but turn the clock back to 2002 and the idea was much more on the fringe. Enter the too-good-for-this-world 2.0 liter V10 hybrid Connaught.
It was a few researchers from West Virginia who brought down the might of the German automotive industry, exposing VW’s Dieselgate cheats. Do you think Germany is pleased about that?
Today’s supercars are hybrid, carbon-fiber examples of how clean a car can be. Is there really a good reason why this has to be the case? I’m not so sure...
The point of an emissions standards is to reduce emissions, but as a new report from The Guardian notes, the tests used to enforce those standards are doing next to nothing for keeping our air clean.
[The 2011 Daihatsu FC Sho Case concept is a contender for the boxiest car ever made. It rides on a hydrogen pancake for a platform, hence the wave graphics on the side. Photo: Daihatsu]
Chevrolet's last all-electric commuter car, the Spark EV, was only sold in California and Oregon. Chevy's new one, the Bolt, is privileged enough to be purchased in every state of the Union.
Oil is too cheap now for it to be profitable to pull oil out of your backyard. Fuck that. Plundering nature on an individual level is basically the founding myth of America.
Here's a perfect graphic illustration of how cars have gotten so powerful these days, and how much of their power goes to just hauling their weight around.
This is a bit complicated to explain in just a few sentences, but there's a race against time going on in South Georgia, and helicopters are playing a key role.
Burning dead dinos isn't the only way to go fast.
Ford's first vehicle was basically two basically two bicycles fused together with an engine in the middle. One Ford employee tried a similar approach in the '70s and here's the result.
Only nine of Chrysler's extraordinary, sometimes-tequila-powered Turbine Cars still exist. Steve Lehto (who wrote the book on these things) has some great photos of how they live now.
This picture does not show an electric car charging in 1905. It's fourteen years off, but that's just the start of things.
Commonly known as the highest road in the world, the Khardung-la pass at 17,582 feet is dizzying and dangerous. But it is "child's play" compared to how it once was, before climate change began erasing its defining glaciers.
The 2016 Jaguar XE is made with huge amounts of aluminum. That cuts weight and could boost UK fuel economy to 75 MPG combined. What does that mean for Americans, though?
Here's how Formula E deals with short battery life, and here's why it's wrong.
What's Formula E like in person? One Jalopnik reader went to Donnington for testing and found out.
Back in 2011, Chrysler announced they'd be making over a dozen plug-in hybrid Ram 1500s. Since then, I haven't heard a word of news on these trucks.
The thriftiest cars on sale today can still only go a few hundred miles on a single tank. What if you could go a hundred thousand miles on just one fill up?