Worries over the future of gasoline supplies and the effects of carbon dioxide emissions are driving innovators to rethink how we get around.
A look under the hood of the electric sports car that is generating a buzz.
Hybrids, plug-ins, and extended-range electric cars are hitting the market. Use this interactive primer to learn how they work.
Heating and air-conditioning systems that use thermoelectrics could make plug-in hybrids more practical.
New infrastructure may help launch electric cars in Israel and Denmark.
No matter how well they're engineered, hydrogen cars offer no real answer to the imminent threats posed by global warming.
Fuel standards will likely be achievable but won't encourage innovation.
Plug-in hybrids could bring gas-free commutes. But will they make it to market?
GM and partners vow to beat Toyota with mechanical engineering.
Design effort could make fuel cells practical while pushing the state of the art in hybrid propulsion for all kinds of vehicles.
Some still question the vehicle's chances of success, despite a boost from India.
An MIT group hopes that its foldable electric vehicles will cut pollution, and ease congestion.
Plug-ins will lead to lower overall emissions, even if the electricity that powers them comes from coal.
MIT’s robotic car is headed to California to compete in DARPA’s upcoming Urban Challenge.
Junior the autonomous car passes an initial round of tests in preparation for DARPA's Urban Challenge, slated for later this year.
Better batteries are making electric motorcycles possible, providing a cleaner alternative to pollution-spewing gas-powered bikes.
How super-hybrids could slash gas consumption and usher in a new era of transportation.
Hydrogen may never be feasible as a fuel for vehicles, but BMW is pushing ahead anyway with an advanced hydrogen-gas combustion hybrid.
The use of vehicles that run on electricity could be a boon to the ailing electrical grid.
Sandia scientists successfully test a machine that creates fuel from carbon dioxide.
The company hopes a "smart pedal" will help defuse criticism.
Ford and the University of Michigan are developing social networking apps.