Sound stylings for electric cars
Driver-helping technology reigns supreme on 2019 models.
They're the Best of What's New.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
iCar may arrive by 2019
Every car on the list is worthy of a poster.
They're coming—but are we ready to let a computer take the wheel?
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
Nissan is going to manufacture the Leaf in the thousands (maybe the hundreds of thousands). We took the first publicly drivable model for a spin
Japan's Keio University created the shocking Ellica, an electric supercar that could out-run some of the world's fastest exotics. Now for their next trick -- public transportation.
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
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
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
For now, this is only possible in a Tesla. In the future, who knows?
One of the greatest car races in the world is also a showcase for innovative engineering.
He's the Henry Ford of the lithium-ion-powered auto. Call this his Model G.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
And if so, what does that future look like?
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
As always, context is important
Plus partnerships with Aston Martin and Faraday Future
First look at the guts of GM's fuel cell Autonomy car
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?
Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months
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.
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
A millennial's message to automakers
It's built specifically with the racetrack in mind.
A more accurate range calculator ensures your battery won't die in the middle of a trip
One of four new ideas transforming your ride
A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow
Your stock care speakers don't do your tunes justice—it's time for an upgrade.
Riding in cars with computers.
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.
Mopar's crammed lots of power into this crate beast.
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
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?
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
At a Colorado course, electric machines are the new performance vehicles.
Secretive startup shows off electric concept car FFZERO1 at CES
With promises of production by early next decade, car makers focused their energies on battery power at this year's Paris motor show
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?
Nine myths and misconceptions, and the truth about why hydrogen-powered cars arenâ€™t just around the corner
The first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually an electric vehicle.
A handy breakdown for speed freaks
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
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
At the height of the automotive industry crisis, carmakers tried to smile through the pain
Popular Science talks to dot-com billionaire Elon Musk about why he's banking on American-made electric 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.
Why the German automaker plans to continue development on its hydrogen fuel cell prototypes
The world's largest publicly traded oil company is supporting an urban electric car-sharing program. Let the jokes commence
There's reason to believe the hype
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
An electric-car holdout decides to dazzle the zero-emissions scene
Ride into the future on three wheels
Corporate and governmental bad guys are implicated in this documentary about the death of GM's beloved EV1 plug-in
A look at the inner workings of GM's plug-in car
Testing the Goods: The Chevrolet Volt
You'll need to rethink the way you drive, literally
A new concept uses solar power to directly charge a plug-in hybrid's battery pack.
Synthesizer makes 'neo-futuristic' sounds in response to driving conditions
The street-legal conversion nears 200 mph - and could go faster
The company has made over $7.5 billion in sales
New app will let you virtually test drive green vehicles
The experimental car makes its public debut at Formula E practice
Making "EV" mean "Electric Vintage"
New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car.
Track Mode shows the potential of electric cars to go fast.
The SF90 can go 211 miles per hour and hits 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
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
Tesla says the founder of rival Fisker Coachbuild stole confidential information in order to build a competing vehicle.
U.S. Army buys 4,000 electric vehicles—the biggest acquisition in the country
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?
MIT Researchers say carbon nanotubes could provide a more durable, reliable energy-storage alternative to traditional batteries. And best of all, no leakage to speak of.
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
Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a guide to customized car technologies for individual drivers
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 retooled Nissan factory is expected to create up to 1,300 jobs in the U.S.
The leading importer of electric vehicles talks about micro-cars, a 155mph battery-powered SUV and neon paint jobs