Turning A Ford Taurus Into A Golf Ball Was Adam Savage’s Favorite ‘Mythbusters’ Myth

Out of all the episodes from its 14 years on air, “Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage’s favorite result is the 2009 golf ball car experiment. This automotive experiment required the team to cover a fourth-generation Ford Taurus in hundreds of pounds of clay and carve dimples into its surface to see if it would improve the Taurus’ … Read more

The Best News Stories Of The Week, For May 25, 2024

For regular people, fuel economy is one of the most important factors when it comes to deciding what new car to buy, right up there with price, reliability and whether or not Apple CarPlay is available. And it makes sense. If one car gets 20 mpg and the other gets 25 mpg, fueling the latter … Read more

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024: New engine, six airbags enough to woo India’s SUV lovers? – The Economic Times Video

Six airbags, a host of safety features and a brand new Z series engine that promises 24KMPL mileage are among a series of offerings that Maruti Suzuki is promising in the brand new Swift, to woo India’s SUV lovers. Will they succeed in getting Swift ply on the Indian roads? We find out… Read original … Read more

Mahindra XUV 3XO: Mahindra XUV 3XO: Expected design specs, pricing, and other details unveiled ahead of launch

Mahindra & Mahindra is gearing up to launch the much-anticipated Mahindra XUV 3XO, a compact SUV and facelifted version of the popular XUV 300, in the Indian market tomorrow, April 29, 2024. The new model promises exciting updates in design, features, and safety enhancements. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from the latest … Read more

U.S. eases vehicle emissions rules, but overall reduction targets remain unchanged

The Biden administration on Wednesday slashed its target for U.S. electric vehicle adoption from 67 per cent by 2032 to as little as 35 per cent after industry and autoworker backlash in the political battleground state of Michigan. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instead adopted a “technology neutral” regulatory scheme that allows automakers far more freedom … Read more

Carmakers go extra mile to keep vehicles light

As bulky SUVs fast-replace nimble hatchbacks on Indian roads, there are concerns over emissions and fuel efficiency that are majorly impacted by the car weight. However, carmakers are increasingly using lightweight materials such as high strength steels and aluminium alloys to make these monsters as light as they can. “Increase in weight of the car … Read more

Electrification Is Making Our Obsession With Big Vehicles Less Harmful To The Environment

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency’s annual report on automotive trends in the United States illustrates a strange landscape. At a nationwide average of 26 miles per gallon, fuel economy has never been better. Vehicle carbon dioxide emissions are also at an all-time low. However, pickup trucks and SUVs continue to dominate … Read more