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Elio Motors' latest prototype ready for HVAC testing in Seattle

Three-wheeled high-MPG vehicles are slated to debut by next year.

Other Elio prototypes are being tested for anti-lock braking systems.

GM refutes German OEMs, says HFO-1234yf AC coolant is safe

General Motors' Opel division is adding metaphorical fire to the real dispute over a new air-conditioning refrigerant's potential flammability.

Are high gas prices making your car sick?

While "sick car syndrome" has been known about for quite some time now, the recent rise in gas prices may be causing a resurgence of sorts to the odd but mostly preventable issue. The cause of the problem is the air conditioning of your automobile, which features an evaporator which can be a haven for fungi, mold and mildew. If the AC unit is not switched on regularly, a buildup of the unwanted guests can be bl

Air conditioning? Bah! Use an ice-cold T-shirt instead

Ahhh, summer. The high gas prices, the sweltering heat. Nothing like hopping into your air conditioned ride for a bit of a cool off. Of course, using the AC can, in some situations, decrease your MPG by 5 to 25 percent. And with those high gas prices, an alternative has got to be available, right? Sweating is one, and automakers like Mitsubishi are working on Sebastian Blanco

Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide: recycle your refrigerant

Even though the older types of refrigerant like Dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12) have been replaced with newer types like Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a), your car's air conditioning system could still be damaging to the environment. While not as harmful as the older refrigerants, recent research suggests that R-134a refrigerant is collecting in