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A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
The former concept i3 has been made real, and might be the most interesting electric vehicle we've seen in years.
Tesla now logs data for all test drives taken by journalists. This could be a scarily exposed new world for "creative" reviewers, in which fudging numbers could be a thing of the past.
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
As always, context is important
Yesterday, GM announced that it would start using an advanced lithium-ion electrode material developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Turns out that an early version of that material is already blended into the Volt's batteries. But that's not the end of the story: Expect dramatically better EV batteries based on the compound very soon
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
Advanced electric drive, autonomous navigation and other technological advances will revolutionize the way we drive. PopSci presents stunning visions for the future of the automobile
A deeper look at polar ice. An electric-car renaissance. The death and rebirth of major scientific experiments. Read on to discover what this year has in store
Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a guide to customized car technologies for individual drivers
Audi shows off an all-electric sports car with four motors and enough torque to move a tugboat. Don't get excited, it's just a study
Popular Science talks to dot-com billionaire Elon Musk about why he's banking on American-made electric cars
The leading importer of electric vehicles talks about micro-cars, a 155mph battery-powered SUV and neon paint jobs
You shouldn't need a degree in computer science to understand whatâ€™s going on under the hood of your next car. Here's your no-nonsense guide to the latest automotive -- and the coolest cars that showcase them
How do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
Is it a good idea to turn the pleasure of driving into a barrage of beeps, flashes, cautions and commands? He thinks not.
At age 14, he was setting model-airplane records. At 32, he was an international soaring champion. Now, almost 50 years later, his company, AeroVironment, designs the most innovative unmanned aerial vehicles. To Paul MacCready, it's all the same thing.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
Greener than a Prius and hotter than a Maserati, the Fisker Karma promises to change the way the world thinks about electric cars. The only problem is that nobody outside the company has driven one yet. Will Henrik Fisker tempt buyers into the electric age, or is he already a relic of the past?
With promises of production by early next decade, car makers focused their energies on battery power at this year's Paris motor show
A guide to the technologies, battery companies and carmakers that are bringing our electrified future here faster than you think. Plus: 7 promising electric cars on the horizon
At a Colorado course, electric machines are the new performance vehicles.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
Behind the wheel, we find that GM's highest-profile concept car has become a refreshing, radically different kind of production vehicle
The FAA has grounded all 787s after a string of fires in their lithium-ion battery packs. But these batteries are very different from the ones in electric cars.
New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car.
The world's largest publicly traded oil company is supporting an urban electric car-sharing program. Let the jokes commence
And if so, what does that future look like?
How does GM encourage adoption of its mild-hybrid system? Make it standard
Track Mode shows the potential of electric cars to go fast.
PopSci has been looking toward the near and distant future of the car for over 135 years. To coincide with car month here, see how some of our past predictions have survived the test of time.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.
The pricey, small-batch lithium-ion powered Mini E has arrived. And it looks and drives like, well, a really quiet Mini Cooper
There's reason to believe the hype
You'll need to rethink the way you drive, literally
Chrysler reveals what could be its best-kept secret: an electric-car program
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
A look at the inner workings of GM's plug-in car
The crowds were back and the sense of impending doom was gone. But the proliferation of safe designs and shortage of insane concepts shows an industry playing it safe.
A plug-in concept from Volvo brings the power inside the wheels for increased efficiency and extra mileage
The first production plug-in hybrid sedan from Porsche
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
And may void warranty
After months of anticipation, Chevy releases its final Volt design
At the height of the automotive industry crisis, carmakers tried to smile through the pain
Does the hotly anticipated plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt have a shot at rejuvenating General Motors? We took a prototype version for a spin to find out.
Mercedes-Benz's AMG division is best known as a builder of German muscle cars, but can an all-electric prototype give its image a fresh shade of green?
Shelby Super Cars' SSC Ultimate Aero tops out at 257 miles per hour. For its next trick, the company says it can move a motor home 150 miles on electric power alone. Looks like grandma and grandpa might show up for Thanksgiving after all
Mercedes-Benz says the company will bring a fuel-cell hatchback to buyers in the US and Europe by early next year. But will there be enough filling stations to support it?
Italian looks, German engineering and American electrics. Zero to 60 in five seconds, scissor doors, and you'll even get some change back from a $100,000 bill
A smaller but surprisingly less depressing North American Auto Show features a shaken industry seeking a fresh start
A retooled Nissan factory is expected to create up to 1,300 jobs in the U.S.
Electric cars haven't killed the engine as we know it, yet. In fact, the century-old technology is getting stronger every year
The company chose CES, not next week's Detroit Auto Show, to pull the cloth off its first all-electric offering
A new concept uses solar power to directly charge a plug-in hybrid's battery pack.
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson says the EPA will certify the Chevrolet Volt with triple-digit mileage. How'd they come up with that?
BMW's latest design and powertrain study may have a clinical-sounding name, but beneath that avant-garde skin and lab-coat-tested powertrain beats the heart of an ultimate driving machine
India's Reva says drivers of its new electric cars can call or text the company for a remote power boost. Is there a groundbreaking wireless technology afoot, or has something been lost in the translation?
One of the most inspiring shows we've been to
The Ford C-Max Energi is a practical plug-in: It's roomy, affordable, and it gets 108 miles per gallon.
A millennial's message to automakers
The hydrogen-powered car hits streets this fall
Porsche's new Mission E sports car concept uses an advanced system that operates at twice the voltage as today's EVs for faster charge times and lighter weight.
A new Jeep pickup, a redesigned Porsche, and more showed up in LA.
He's the Henry Ford of the lithium-ion-powered auto. Call this his Model G.
Nissan has produced a quick, fun-to-drive, technologically sophisticated pure-electric car. But inevitably, limited driving range makes it a daily commuter, not a road-tripper
That's what some experts here at the Lithium Supply and Markets conference believe, and if they're right, it could be good for everyone
Testing the Goods: The Chevrolet Volt
Three different modes give the driver of a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid some nice options.
Sports cars going hybrid
Chevy's new Volt model impresses
An electric-car holdout decides to dazzle the zero-emissions scene
The year's top tech innovations include the Tesla Model S, Chevrolet MyLink, Mercedes Benz's reinvented windshield wipers and more
The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.
A more accurate range calculator ensures your battery won't die in the middle of a trip