2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan
Photo by owner David Noland
The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked.
Library of Congress
Last month, Popular Science ran an essay I wrote titled "Why You Can't Sell Me A Car." The goal was to stoke important conversations about the future of automobiles, and conversation we got—along with a flurry of hate mail.
A study volunteer bikes with a face mask on, for an experiment comparing biking in filtered air versus polluted air.
Brian Kladko/UBC Faculty of Medicine
Ever wondered what all those fumes are doing to your lungs while bike or walk in heavy traffic? I certainly have, especially when biking up a hill behind a bus. (Argh, not again!) So I had to check out this story about a recent study of just my situation—biking in traffic exhaust.
Chevrolet EN-V autodrive concept...
Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to deliver partially self-driving vehicles by the "mid-2010s".