Christopher A. Sawyer

The EV Future

September 01, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Battery electric vehicles may be coming to a suburban driveway near you sooner than you might think—especially if your neighbors buy premium cars.

Diminutive Duramax Diesel: Big on Performance

December 02, 2015 at 3:58 PM

GM gives its mid-size pickup customers what they’ve been clamoring for, a clean and quiet, high-torque, fuel-efficient diesel.

Dan Gurney Creates a New Engine

November 02, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Dan Gurney may be 84 years old, but his Moment Canceling 4 Stroke engine design shows his mind is as sharp as ever.

Carbon Fiber Comes to Performance Wheels

October 02, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Carbon Revolution's carbon fiber wheels for the Mustang GT 350R are just the beginning for this Australian company. Aerospace, heavy trucks and family cars are next.

Ford Focuses on the Future of Mobility & Manufacturing

August 31, 2015 at 4:47 PM

As transportation demands change, Ford looks to alternative forms of vehicles—like bicycles. What’s more, it is using material ranging from coconut fibers to tomato seeds to produce parts. And sometimes making parts isn’t done with machining but printing. Really fast printing.

Making the Case for Lithium-ion Batteries

August 31, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Lithium-ion batteries have become the technology of choice for EVs, and falling costs and rising energy levels could keep them on top for nearly two decades.

Safety & Autonomy

May 29, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Autonomous vehicles are either right around the corner or years away, but the effect they have on vehicle safety depends a lot on getting everything right.

2015 Chevy Trax Shows Timing is Everything

March 02, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Chevy′s Trax could have launched in late 2012, but the 2015 model is a better vehicle because of the delay.

Plastics: The Tortoise and the Hare

March 02, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Plastic may not be in the news as much as some automotive materials these days, but its gram-by-gram assimilation could accelerate dramatically.

2015 Lexus RC: The Pursuit of Performance

November 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

This new coupe is another signal that Lexus has dramatically changed in how its vehicles look, perform, and handle.

2015 Mustang: Tradition Meets Technology

October 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Global sales and tough competition push the Mustang to adopt technology that formerly was unaffordable, but now is indispensable.

Sharper Focus for the Hyundai Sonata

September 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM

The last-generation Hyundai Sonata changed the midsize segment through its design. So what does the company do for an encore?