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Trying -- and kinda succeeding -- at going the distance with an electric car

For Road Trip 2015, CNET drives an all-electric car 500 miles around Britain's most scenic spots to see how easy it is to take a road trip without petrol. Spoiler alert: It doesn't go well.

By 15 August 2015


Chinese retiree builds robotic horse

Su Daocheng, who says he is "addicted" to inventing, spent two months on the development of the petrol-powered beast.

By 29 January 2015


Oily Bits: The Intake System

To allow an engine to function properly, and for it to be controlled, it needs an intake system. Intake systems for petrol engines, which should be designed to deliver a balanced flow of air to each cylinder in the engine, consist of several parts: the intake manifold, a fuel delivery system, a throttle assembly and an air filter.

By 3 March 2014


Banger racing (destruction derby) proves that motorsport doesn't have to be expensive

Everyone with a drop of petrol in their veins fancies their chances as a racing driver, right? Well, one way to get your racing kicks is to try banger racing (destruction derby). So we had a go.

By 9 August 2013


Toyota returns to 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours with LMP1 hybrid race car

Toyota returns to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2012 with a new race car powered by a petrol hybrid powertrain.

By 16 October 2011


Liquid flow battery could slash electric car charge times

A liquid battery that could allow electric cars to be recharged in minutes at existing petrol stations has been created by MIT scientists.

By 8 August 2011


Tequila mooted as eco-friendly biofuel

Researchers have suggested that agave, the hardy plant from which the bitter liquor is distilled, is an ideal source from which to create the petrol substitute ethanol. Salt and lemon optional.

By 29 July 2011


Hyundai ix35 Elite (2010)

A few faults, like the lighter-than-air steering, mar this otherwise good-looking and desirable Hyundai. If the budget allows, we'd go for the turbo-diesel over the petrol engine.

By 16 March 2011

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UK researchers invent 'artificial petrol' costing 19p per litre

British scientists are developing an artificial petrol that could cost as little as 19p per litre. The future fuel ditches hydrocarbons for the cleaner, more abundant element hydrogen.

By 3 February 2011


Electric scooters go cheap with e-motive's bike scrappage scheme

Electric scooter vendor e-motive has a new bike scrappage scheme that gives bikers a cheap means of swapping their petrol-slurping two-wheelers for spangly new electric ones.

By 3 February 2011