A helping hand for hybrids

Government researchers are trying to tame a volatile battery technology, as hybrid engines confront biodiesel and other alternatives.

Automobiles
Government researchers are trying to tame a volatile battery technology, as hybrid engines confront biodiesel and other alternatives.

Better batteries for hybrid cars

Sandia Labs is working to make hybrids cheaper and better with lithium-ion batteries, but watch out for the explosions.
January 17, 2006

Turning up the heat on hybrid cars

Toyota and its rivals are jockeying for advantage in alternative engine tech, but could the real victor be old-fashioned diesel?
January 14, 2006

Biodiesel guru sees fuel joining mainstream

reporter's notebook A 29-year-old alternative fuel expert and writer is on a mission to make earth-friendly fuels mainstream.
January 10, 2006

The French automaker unveils the 57-liter Genepac, but don't expect it in a subcompact anytime soon.
January 10, 2006

In L.A., the hybrid is, like, so last year

While carmakers at the LA Auto Show tout hybrids, the eco-friendly buzz in Southern California is now around biodiesel.
January 6, 2006

Concept cars aren't just about speed and slick lines. Alternative energy sources matter, too.
January 6, 2006
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