09 Jul '11, 9am

The Future of Vehicles: Next-Gen Engines, EVs & Green Jet Fuels

The Future of Vehicles: Next-Gen Engines, EVs & Green Jet Fuels

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. You can see the full video at the bottom of this post, and archived episodes are online at EnergyNow.com . Correspondent Dan Goldstein starts off this week with a look at advanced engine technology. For more than 100 years, automobiles have relied on the internal combustion engine, despite its inefficiencies and limitations. But a new generation of engineers is working on a better engine, one that runs more efficiently and gets better gas mileage. In "Not Your Grandpa's Engine," Dan looks sat some of the new designs being pitched to auto makers and finds out how they're being received in Detroit. Next, on "Energy Then" -- one of the predecessors to today's electric vehicles was the Both Electric, produced in Australia in 1940. This spunky three-wheeler w...

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