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    Report: How nasty, foot-long "wandering meatloaf" snails could improve car batteries
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    "Slow" and "ugly" are words used to describe some hybrid cars and, coincidentally, the gumboot chiton. Soon the two may have even more in common thanks to a discovery by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Gumboots, also known as the "wandering meatloaf," are foot-long ...

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    Report: The Saga Continues: Consumer Reports' Fisker Karma gets new battery pack
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    Send a $107,000 Fisker Karma to the dealer – after an incredibly public breakdown – and get a new battery pack in return. That's the lesson that Consumer Reports learned over the weekend and the repaired vehicle is now "operating fine at our test track" after 48 hours offline. All ...

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    Geneva 2009: Clever EDAG "Light Car Open-Source" is like safety television for tailgaters
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the EDAG Light Car - Open Source
    EDAG has presented its new "Light Car – Open Source" concept here at the Geneva Motor Show, and while it outwardly appears to look like any other nondescript electric bubble car, there's a lot of innovative content on the ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mighty Morphin' iChange proves Rinspeed is up to its old tricks
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed iChange
    From the gloriously fertile mind of Frank Rinderknecht comes the Rinspeed iChange, a shape-shifting zero-emissions concept car. As its name suggests, the iChange actually morphs its body shape depending on how many people are going to be ...

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    Next-gen Prius coming in January with more power, efficiency
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    The current Prius is baked from a refined recipe that results in a roomy, practical and efficient vehicle lurking under an eco-statement exterior, or at least we thought so. Five years on, it's still the most popular way to conspicuously consume under the guise of saving the planet. Toyota hasn't ...

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    Toyota delays launch of third-generation Prius
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    According to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Toyota is going to postpone the launch of its next generation Prius. Originally planned for fall 2008, the release has been pushed back to spring 2009. This will be the third generation of the popular hybrid-only model, and it was expected that we'd see the first ...

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