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Ford EcoBoost – V8 Performance from a V6

Many wonder if the new CAFE standards calling for much higher fuel economy will mean the end of performance cars. Probably not. For example, Ford believes less expensive gasoline engines will still power the majority of vehicles for many more years. While developing hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, Ford is working more efficient gasoline engines with greatly improved fuel economy and reduced emissions without sacrificing performance. Read More »

Flying cars coming in the near future?

If driving on California's hectic freeways has frazzled your nerves to the point of near breakdown, and traveling by airplane makes your hair turn whiter than your knuckles, you'd better sit down for this one. Read More »

The Transportation of the Future, Here Today

In an electric drive vehicle, the torque is supplied to the wheels by an electric motor that is powered either solely by a battery, or an internal combustion engine using hydrogen, gasoline or diesel, or, by a fuel cell. Read More »

Technology Overview: Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

As with other hybrids, a plug-in hybrid vehicle has the ability to run on either electricity or an internal combustion engine. Plug-in hybrids have a larger battery than the batteries of conventional hybrids that can be recharged by plugging into an appropriate outlet. Read More »

Electronic Stability Control

This technology could prevent nearly one-third of all fatal crashes and reduce the risk of rolling over by as much as 80 percent. The benefits are found in crashes involving one vehicle and more than one. Read More »

Hybrid Electric School Buses

The typical school bus stops and starts many times while picking up and letting offstudents. It often spends more time stopped and idling while loading and unloading than driving down the road. Hybrid electric vehicles love lots of starts and stops. That's why there is so much interest in hybrid electric transit buses, delivery trucks, refuse pickup trucks and taxis. Read More »

BorgWarner DualTronic(TM) Automated Transmission Technology Available On New VW Jetta

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BorgWarner DualTronic(TM), the company’s wet-clutch and control-system technology for automated transmissions, will be available on turbocharged direct-injected gasoline (TFSI) models of the all-new 2005 VW Jetta. The vehicle went on sale in the U.S. and Canada in March. VW refers to the technology as “DSG,” which stands for direct-shifting gearbox. The technology enables ... Read More »