New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car.
Plus, a new acronym
Uber's engineering chief takes a self-driving car to work every day. Now he's ready to unleash them on Pittsburgh.
Logan Green on the self-driving utopia of the future
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
One of four new ideas transforming your ride
Tailor-made for a secret agent
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.
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
A handy breakdown for speed freaks
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
Testing the Goods: The Chevrolet Volt
We cover all the bases: droolworthy visions, dramatic departures, genre-defining pioneers and true forehead-slappers (a nuclear-powered Ford sedan? Why not!).
Now rolling out of GM's soon-to-be-shuttered Wilmington, Delaware plant, The Solstice Coupe GXP goes from zero to sixty in 5.5 seconds. It's almost cruel that the clock is running down
This very smart car is a funhouse of automotive technology. But does any of it make driving easier?
Inside the newly designed roadster
A PopSci contributor's experiment with a Honda Civic GX natural gas vehicle turns into a high-return investment on eBay
With the help of YouTube, a lap around the legendary (and publicly accessible) Nürburgring in Germany is becoming a new gold standard of auto performance
Far-out supercar concepts, innovative alt-energy vehicles, and more than one pair of hot triplets--it's all at the NYIAS this week, and automotive editor Eric Adams is on the scene
Will Honda's natural-gas-powered Civic GX blow other "green" cars off the road? See the first reports from our year-long in-depth test
Systems that are the same, but have different names
For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity-and $30,000
The automotive industry is on the brink of a revolution, and the plastics industry is poised to play a major role...
Radar, lasers, wireless radio networks and other embedded tech will enable our cars to sense faraway traffic and stop accidents before they happen. But who will be in the driver's seat?
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
Attention: Hollywood, Wall Street & Washington. Here's the real Power List, and you're not on it.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
Ford's new pickup, with design cues from the toymaker, stores energy and then boosts power with a hydraulic accumulator.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.
Rally racers in super-modded street cars follow their own Cliffs Notes to navigate rocky dirt roads full of gullies and blind curves. The rawest form of racing is finally gaining traction in the U.S.
If you don't know how to handle a high-performance car, the local highway isn't the place to learn. Get thee to a car club.
The Popular Science Automotive Buyerâ€™s Guide
Americaâ€™s favorite old-school videogame maker puts thirtysomethings in the virtual driverâ€™s seat of a suburban dream car
Is it a good idea to turn the pleasure of driving into a barrage of beeps, flashes, cautions and commands? He thinks not.
The reputation of the original SL has cast a long shadow over subsequent models. The all-new 302-horsepower SL500 carries the banner high.
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
At Bill Scott's anti-terrorist driving school, students learn to spin, shoot, and ram their way through any auto-borne attack.
They look like lawnmowers on steroids, but superkarts can keep pace with million-dollar Ferraris--150 mph on the straights and crazy Gs in the turns. The best value in racing is starting to get respect.
The EPA is finally improving its antiquated mileage-rating system for cars and trucks. The biggest losers? Hybrids
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
The PopSci car test: Do performance and practicality really mix? We drive the new sport wagons.
While driving, crank with care.
A "fuel consumption display" on the Acura RDX gives drivers real-time readouts
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.
you should know before buying a hybrid
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
In serious driving, one car's big brakes can outmaneuver another car's bigger engine.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8
Concept cars: You may soon be driving a station wagonâ€”only you'll call it a "sports tourer" or "crossbred vehicle."
Suzuki hopes to sell this 140-mph version of an Indy car through dealerships. And wait till you hear the price.
Resurrecting the turning headlight concept.
We test 4 vehicles to see how well they keep their distance.
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Only one car made it the entire 230 miles, and we were behind the wheel.
Swedish concept: sexy or sexist?
The eight-wheel armored Stryker is hereâ€”and we're the first to drive it.
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
Now available in the U.S.: Not one but two rally-inspired sports cars for real-world driving. How do they score against each other?
Nine myths and misconceptions, and the truth about why hydrogen-powered cars arenâ€™t just around the corner
Once upon a time, drivers had only a ball of wax and a wick to light their way
A millennial's message to automakers
Sales rise and brakes screech as India embraces the auto industry.
A 2,000-horsepower, shape-changing, 350mph missile
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
A short history of the automobile's biggest life saver
Popular Science took its first extensive look at a gasoline-electric automobile in 1916.
Why buy: Which of the latest high-tech new-car options will pay you back at trade-in?
Cars that think for us! Cars that change shape at will! Cars that scream along underground at twice the speed of sound! Itâ€™s a cinch to predict the future of the automobile. But how do we get there?
The all-new Nissan 350Z packs in a lot of technology at a little price.
The 2017 model will come in a self-driving edition
The only thing the Honda Element and Scion bbX have in common is the generation they're made for.
In harsh conditions, a little advance planning can save lives.
Safely and uneventfully
BMW's new steering system leaves us wanting less.
Chevy's fuel-cell SUV zips around Las Vegas
Behind the wheel, we find that GM's highest-profile concept car has become a refreshing, radically different kind of production vehicle
A new generation of smarter-car technology is helping drivers — and cars — manage trips more efficiently, preventing gridlock, avoiding wrecks and ameliorating 5 p.m. road rage
Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016
Apple CarPlay faces off against Android Auto in a race to Cold Spring Harbor
Become a superkarter.
We prove that pickups and SUVs don't have to guzzle gas.
The pricey, small-batch lithium-ion powered Mini E has arrived. And it looks and drives like, well, a really quiet Mini Cooper
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.
A look at the inner workings of GM's plug-in car
Das auto can drive itself
A cheaper, smaller Prius with crazypants gas mileage
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
The first production plug-in hybrid sedan from Porsche
Wireless update to Model S lets the machine take the wheel
Taking humans out of the equation will transform the car of the future
New app will let you virtually test drive green vehicles