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Scottish Researchers Want to Give Cars a Whiskey for the Road

Raise a glass, and fill up your ride, too. Rightly so, the Scots (purveyors of some of the world's finest spirits) have found a way to power cars with leftover whiskey. According to the BBC News, researchers at Edinburgh Napier University used the delicious distilled drink's byproducts to create biobutanol, a fuel that's 30-percent more efficient than ethanol and can be put straight into a gas ta...

Car-puccino Cranks Up With Coffee, Chugs 56 Espressos-Per-Mile

Share We've told you about power plants that pull electricity from garbage. We've reported on a Formula 3 car that draws its power from chocolate. We even knew a guy that knew a guy, back in high school, who rigged his father's riding lawnmower to run on his grandfather's white lightning. Well, thanks to a few brainy Brits, we can now add coffee to the ever-growing list of funny fuels. Accord...

Why You Should Buy a Hybrid Car Now

Outside of the environmental and fuel efficiency bonuses, one of the reasons to buy hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius is the hefty tax credits one gets. Those tax credits, at least for Toyota hybrids, are about to expire. Here's how it works: The hybrid tax credits begin a phase out process after a manufacturer sells 60,000 vehicles. The credits drop 50 percent after the 60,000 milestone is...

10 Super Fast, Super Green Cars

Wired has compiled a list and photo gallery of 10 Earth-friendly roadsters meant to shake off the reputation alternative fueled vehicles have for being slow, and, frankly, kind of lame (even if some of Wired's picks are wildly impractical, overpriced or downright ridiculous, as is the FM4-Human Car pictured above). From a highly-aerodynamic solar powered car to a modified Prius to a glorified g...