The Opoc internal combustion engine design, which can improve fuel economy by up to 50 percent, attracts $23.5 million in funding from Bill Gates and Vinod Khosla.
The quake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan have renewed emphasis on fuel-efficient tech at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show, with green cars and incredible concept cars sharing the spotlight.
Japanese carmakers push fuel-efficient vehicles, following the energy shortages caused by the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster.
General Motors has taken to the streets with its Electric Networked-Vehicle. It's a crazy futuristic two-wheeled pod vehicle developed with Segway
Automotive News reports on a new engine from EcoMotors.
EcoMotors is concocting an engine with two pistons in one honking cylinder. It harks back to what plane engineers tinkered with in the 1930s.
EcoMotors says it can hit 100 miles per gallon by 2011. At that rate, you could get across the country and only have to stop once for gas.
The Founders Fund leads a $15 million Series B round for the ambitious start-up, which runs online doctor appointment booking in four U.S. cities and hopes to expand to more.
Achates Power is working on an opposed-piston engine, an idea that has withered for decades. And they have money from Sequoia.
Companies are tinkering with the trusty old internal combustion engine design to boost fuel economy. Scuderi Group says its split-cycle design and air hybrid improves MPG by more than 50 percent.