Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel

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Massachusetts Company Uses Bacteria to Create Sustainable Fuel
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Fossil fuels are dirty business, from exploration to consumption and every step in between, but one Massachusetts-based company is looking to revolutionize the energy industry by pioneering a new way to farm sustainable fuel. Continue Reading...

Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?

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Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?
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What’s old is new again. It seems like every clever idea or radical invention has already been thought of, existing in government patent archives or a 15th century sketch from Leonardo da Vinci. Retro design is a prime automotive example of this, but it’s not the only one. Ethanol is a promising transportation fuel of… Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is E85?

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Under the Hood: What is E85?
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AutoGuide’s regular “Under the Hood” segment has already explained the vagaries of octane and the advantages of Top Tier gasoline, but there’s so much more to fuel than that. Ethanol, for instance, is a major component of gas, and something that’s a potential peril for consumers. But what is ethanol? And what is E85? Should… Continue Reading...

Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Push On Fleet Vehicles Could Increase Gas Use, Not Reduce it

Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Push On Fleet Vehicles Could Increase Gas Use, Not Reduce it
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President Barrack Obama’s initiative for government fleet vehicles to be able to run on alternative fuels like E85 ethanol, could result in higher gas consumption, rather than reducing it. That means, this project could end up doing the opposite of what it was set out to achieve. Only 1-percent of gas stations offer E85 in… Continue Reading...

Prince William’s Aston Martin DB6 Runs On E85 Made From Wine

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Prince William’s Aston Martin DB6 Runs On E85 Made From Wine
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Prince William chose an environmentally friendly way to show off his new bride by leaving Buckingham Palace in his father’s vintage Aston Martin DB6 MK II. While Prince Charles is a noted gearhead, he’s also extremely passionate about environmental causes, and has had the Aston retrofitted to run on E85 made from “wine wastage”. Prince… Continue Reading...

Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015

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Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015
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An expected announcement today by President Barack Obama will outline the federal government’s commitment to buy only advanced technology vehicles by 2015. Only hybrids, plug-in electrics, and flex-fuel vehicles will be allowed into its present fleet of 600,000 vehicles. The government has already doubled its number of hybrids in keeping with existing mandates. Full-size SUVs… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Koenigsegg Agera R Makes 1,115-HP Look Even Better Than It Sounds

Geneva 2011: Koenigsegg Agera R Makes 1,115-HP Look Even Better Than It Sounds
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Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has found a way to make 1,115 horsepower look even more impressive than it sounds, (well, sounds to say anyway), thanks to a matte-white and exposed dry carbon body. We’ve acquired these shots of the latest Koenigsegg, the Agera R, on display at the Geneva Auto Show a day ahead of… Continue Reading...

2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall

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2011 Buick Regal To Run E85 Starting This Fall
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Starting this fall, the 2011 Buick Regal will be E85 capable, marking the first time a direct-injection turbo motor can run on biofuel. The E85 turbo engine was originally intended for the new Saab 9-5, but with the Swedish luxury division out of GM’s hands, the engine needed a new home. The base 2.4L four-cylinder… Continue Reading...
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