Energy & Green Tech

Onboard separation technology set to improve fuel economy

A technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could pave the way for increased fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of an octane-on-demand ...

Automotive

Consumer Reports survey: Hybrids are most reliable vehicles

Gas-electric hybrids were the most dependable vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past year, while big pickup trucks and fully electric automobiles performed the worst in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey.

Business

Uber courts drivers by letting them pick rides

Uber on Friday said it will let drivers in the United States see trip details before deciding whether to accept them—a new feature long sought by drivers.

Automotive

Energy Dept. backs $2.5B loan to GM venture for EV batteries

A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states.

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