The major obstacle to using CNG is the relative scarcity of service stations where the fuel can be obtained. There now are 1,050 CNG refueling stations in the U.S., and the total is climbing 10% annually....More
The agency will continue to back high-tech research, but it wants to make sure public funding supports only radical, new ideas. “If we think the company’s going to do it anyway, that’s not an ideal use of taxpayer money,” says the department’s top official....More
A commercial vehicle on average consumes 20 times more fuel than a car, and researchers say better fuel economy would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs by reducing fleet owners’ costs....More
Goodyear doesn’t disclose when it could have the tire available to retail customers but says the launch timetable will be faster than initially expected as a result of recent government research grants....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.