Washington to Build Nation’s First ‘Electric Highway’

With the help of $1.32 million in federal Recovery Act funding, the State of Washington will build an “electric highway,” a network of public access electric vehicle recharging locations along Interstate 5, the first in the nation

BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, BMW, Lightweight

BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming…

New Road Material Aids in Cleaning up Exhaust Pollution From the Air

Here’s one for the thinking-out-of-the-box crowd. A research team at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands have invented a type of paving material that can be mixed in with normal asphalt or concrete that actually removes so…

Report: Volkswagen BlueSport Diesel Roadster Gets Green Light

When the VW BlueSport was introduced as a concept car at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show over a year ago, the internet was abuzz with expectation that the car would see the light of day. It was clearly more than just another concept car and, unlike most co…