Watch junkyard cars get new life as engine blocks. Photography by Stephen Mallon.
The outlaw duo died May 23, 1934. Their stolen Ford V8 could be relevant once more.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
You wouldn't even know a robot is driving
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
This weekend, Tony Kanaan wears something no driver has ever worn before
It's like a supercharged go-cart
Millions of the safety devices have turned deadly
Secretive startup shows off electric concept car FFZERO1 at CES
“The lighter you make it, the more fun it becomes.”
Wireless update to Model S lets the machine take the wheel
The 2017 model will come in a self-driving edition
Print your next Ford at home, in miniature
Wouldn't it be nice if your car and the road just got along?
Ford takes steps to protect driver data, not sell it
Versatile. Efficient. Now Made In The U.S.A.
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
Formula E, the first fully electric racing championship, lets fans give drivers a speed advantage -- and Popular Science hopes you'll give racer Katherine Legge a leg up.
We still want flying cars, but we'll settle for driverless ones.
Aston Martin's Rapide S is the first hydrogen-powered car to race in an event sanctioned by the FIA.
Nissan drops the MSRP on the 2013 Leaf by 18 percent.
The New York City taxi fleet is a machine that runs on data. So why isn't it more intelligent?
PopSci talks to General Motors' director of Global Battery Systems
How next-gen engines are going to squeeze every last drop of energy from their carbon fuels
Esflow outdrives Nissan's first electric car Leaf and prices better than Tesla's Roadster
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.
Lithium is cheap and widely available, so why do we care about a new resource in a war zone? Because it's another counter to the irrational fear that the automobile's lithium-powered electric future is doomed before it begins
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
And if so, what does that future look like?
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?
Ride into the future on three wheels
A smaller but surprisingly less depressing North American Auto Show features a shaken industry seeking a fresh start
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
After nearly four days, 1,860 miles, and lots of baking Australian sun, a team from Japan's Tokai University edged out 31 other competitors to bring home a solar victory in the 2009 Global Green Challenge
Bugatti reveals a mega-luxury 4-door sedan fit for a robber baron (that tops out at 217 mph).
The U.S. Department of Defense wants electronic windows that resist heat, glare, and bullets
There's reason to believe the hype
Our friends at Driverside.com explore what this little piece of history means for the future of green car technology and environmental awareness in the automotive industry
In signing two memos, Obama moves on fuel and emissions standards
Popular Science talks to dot-com billionaire Elon Musk about why he's banking on American-made electric cars
Electric cars could start a grab for natural resources on par with the petroleum industry; is compressed air the answer?
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
So far 65 teams have signed up to compete for a piece of the $10 million prize
Then why the push to develop the Chevy Volt?
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
PopSci goes pedal-to-the-carbon-fiber in Honda's next-gen prototype fuel cell car after a rare one-on-one interview with Honda's president and CEO Takeo Fukui
Nine myths and misconceptions, and the truth about why hydrogen-powered cars arenâ€™t just around the corner
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?
American visionaries, cranks and con men have long sought the simple key to boosting the efficiency of the gasoline engine. Now a barefoot tinkerer in India believes he has unlocked the door. Is he for real?
Day job: Golf cart repairs. Fantasy gig: Turning a dune buggy into a high-tech race warrior.
With the rutan-designed globalflyer, these adventurers tackle "the first great aviation challenge of the new century." Technology: cutting-edge. Risks: gigantic.
Popular Science brings 7 visionaries together to predict the trajectory of aviation in its second century.
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.
Seventy-five years after Charles Lindbergh shrank the globe by flying his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic, another Lindbergh has piloted a small single-engine craft from New York to Paris.
The inside account of how GM stole the Detroit auto show by hustling its Pontiac Solstice off the sketchpad and onto the stage in record time.
Mars: courtesy of science, art, and some educated guesses.
Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback.
It's two engines in one. Ford's dual-displacement engine runs on six cylinders for power, then switches to three for economy.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.
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?
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
What would happen if an architect renowned for his unruly, twisted-metal structures decided to craft a new kind of automobile? We´re about to find out.
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
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
PopSci's old-school guide to maintaining your tires, troubleshooting your carburetor, and driving without accidentally killing anyone
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
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.
While other college kids study, sleep, and party, disciplined teams of gearhead geniuses-in-training duke it out for trophies-and the chance to build the cars of tomorrow-at the premier university-level car race
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
Import tuners, once kid brothers to small-block chevys, have grown up.
Sony and other unlikely car designers.
How do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
This is the engine, fuel tank, and transmission of a revolutionary new kind of car. In this feature, we offer a first peek at the cool designs it makes possible.
Zero to 60 in under five seconds: World's fastest grocery-hauler from Mercedes hot-rod division. Also tested: the fantastic new S65 AMG.
Our intrepid reporter recaps the coolest concepts, plus some models you (or your rich uncle) can actually buy.
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.
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
Racing technology, now and in the future
It's a moment fraught with exquisite anticipation and dread-the moment when your car's true power is laid bare for all to see.
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
The pricey, small-batch lithium-ion powered Mini E has arrived. And it looks and drives like, well, a really quiet Mini Cooper
At the height of the automotive industry crisis, carmakers tried to smile through the pain
“Party for a Solar Powered New York” yields some innovative solar-powered toy cars
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.