General Motors takes their Voltec plug-in hybrid technology – first seen in the Chevrolet Volt – upmarket with the Cadillac ELR coupe. With a full driving range of 340 miles between its 16.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack and 1.4-liter,gas-powered generator (or 37 miles on electricity only), the ELR offers an alternative to premium all-electric offerings like the Tesla Model S to buyers who’re concerned about range limitations and charging times.
A joint effort between Borla and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is in the process of creating a unique exhaust system that could create potable water from the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines. This new technology condenses the water vapor given off by exhaust gases traveling through an exhaust system, stores it, and makes it available for consumption.
Before we had even spent one minute behind the wheel of Acura’s new-for-2009 TL sedan, we could already pick out the feature that will ultimately divide shoppers into potential buyers and those who will choose to look elsewhere: the in-your-face grille.