The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
With solid cabin tech, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel competes well with compact sedans and gets stellar fuel economy, but high initial cost and the price of diesel eat into the savings.
The Cold Pot looks like a flower pot, but it harnesses the power of terracotta to cool off its surroundings.
The 2014 Audi A7 TDI includes some of the best connected tech available today in an automobile, and those inclined to put up with a few diesel drivetrain quirks will be rewarded with significantly higher fuel economy than from the gasoline equivalent.
Featuring excellent fuel economy and a generally comfortable and easy-driving character, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 makes for a useful all-around vehicle, good for the daily commute and family road trips.
It doesn't take long for avid runners to wear down a new pair of shoes. But some day runners and walkers alike may be able to pop protocell shoes into a vat of liquid to regenerate overnight.
A swell in diesel cars offered in the U.S. means more high-mileage options for buyers. Here are four diesel-engined cars recently reviewed by CNET.
CEO Marco Astorri thinks his startup's plastic, derived from sugar beets, is environmentally better than ordinary plastic. In one form, it can conduct electricity, too, and auto supplier Magna's interest is piqued.
Chevy goes greener with the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel, but is it cleaner than its sister car, the Chevy Cruze Eco?
The movie about the Apple co-founder brings in an estimated $6.7 million, well below the $8 million to $9 million the film's distributor expected.
Volkswagen's new hybrid system in the 2013 Jetta is a winner, delivering good driving characteristics and excellent fuel economy, but the cabin tech lacks features for a car in this price range.