Va-Va-Volvo: Volvo S60 T6 puts me under its powerful spell

The 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E engine had both a supercharger and a turbocharger, and the combo proved both powerful and fuel-efficient — and charming.

Aluminum Ford F-150 MPG numbers are in

In using aluminum more extensively than it has been used in U.S. trucks before, Ford F-150 aims for the MPG crown. The results are not breathtaking.

Conan taking his swipe at Hyundai and Kia

VIDEO: Conan O’Brien pokes fun at the way Hyundai failed to deliver accurate MPG numbers.

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro shown at LA Auto Show

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars are the future. That’s why the Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro is being put in the hands of journalists at LA Auto Show.

Ford names FuelSignal app hackathon winners at CCE

At Connected Car Expo during LA Auto Show this week, the automaker named FuelSignal the winner in its Connected Car-Connected City App Pursuit hackathon.

GM says Chevrolet Volt charging to become easier

U.S. Department of Energy said more than 80% of Chevrolet Volt owners’ trips never use gasoline, so GM said it will soon be easier to charge the Volt.

Nissan LEAF key in vehicle-to-home grid research, automaker says

Nissan said it is providing 13 Nissan LEAFs to the U.S. Department of Defense to study how 13 Nissan LEAFs can make use of vehicle-to-grid technologies.

Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago to get free public charging

Nissan continued rolling out its “No Charge to Charge” promotion by announcing Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago now qualify for free public EV charger use.


EVolution: Threefer madness

Electric vehicles (EVs) are not for everyone — at least, not yet. But one reader who reached out to us this week said he went whole-hog with three EVs — and he even juices them up on solar power.

Ford dealers to get wind turbines, solar panels in partnership

Ford announced it is teaming with Wind Energy Corporation in a $750,000 program that will install wind turbines and solar panels at four Ford dealerships.

SolaRoad purports to be world’s first solar roadway

Solar Roadways’ principals were seeking just the kind of project SolaRoad has become in the Netherlands: A viable, solar power-collecting roadway.

An in-depth look at Mustang modding: EcoBoost vs GT

The gap between the Mustang Ecoboost and GT is about $7,000. That’s $7,000 in upgrades one could put into the EcoBoost — in my opinion, the better option.