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An Inconvenient Truth About Clean Diesel

Marcelo Mena | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Marcelo Mena

We have been promoting technologies which may be incompatible with clean air. It's not the first time we've made this mistake. Biofuels were promoted widely a decade ago. Now we see that corn ethanol is far from being carbon neutral if coal fuels its manufacturing processes.

VW: Das Auto. Die Lüge. -- The Car. The Lie.

Leilani Münter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Leilani Münter

Time discovers truth, though sometimes it can take years to be discovered. In the case of Volkswagen, who started selling their first emission-test-cheating diesels in 2009, it took six years for the truth to be revealed, and now we all watch in disbelief as a giant in the auto industry comes tumbling down.

Weak Slogans Weaken Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.04.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Slogans that do not help the market understand what companies do or what makes them unique are largely ineffective. Even worse, if they make hard to believe claims, they can cause prospective buyers to not trust the company. Once trust is gone, sales and profits head south.

VW Case Shows Need for More and Bigger Government

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Wouldn't it be great if there were some entity that was more powerful than these corporations, whose purpose is to protect us, reign these corporations in, make and enforce rules, prosecute offenders and put a stop to this stuff?

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

To Reward Efficiency, Let's Reward Efficiency

Sophia Bush | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Sophia Bush

More than once, I have stopped to refuel my clean diesel hatchback and had another driver at the pumps shout at me that I'm 'using the diesel pump!!' Yes. Yes I am. And getting unbelievable gas mileage thank you very much.

Obama's Budget Axes Clean Diesel School Buses Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

This week, Obama unveiled his budget proposal, which carries with it drastic cuts for almost all sectors of American life. NPR reports 100 percent of...

Everything You Need To Know About New Clean Diesel Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From The Daily Green: Not long ago the word "diesel" was synonymous with loud, smelly, and unreliable vehicles in the United States. In fact, over ...

Are Diesels Better Than Hybrids? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Can diesel replace hybrids as the most attractive option for those who want a car powered by something other than unleaded gasoline?...

Clean Diesel Makes Its Case To Congress

Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) | May 21, 2009 1:49 PM, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON D.C. To combat its often negative image as a "dirty" and inefficient source of energy, the diesel-fuel advocacy group Diesel Technology For...

How To Find Alternative Fuel Stations | Tom BarlowJun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many fuels have been proposed as alternatives to gasoline. Most face the early adopter with same problem -- where to refuel while on the road? A tool ...

Stimulus Dollars Funding Clean-Diesel Projects

Business First of Columbus: | Matt Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal stimulus dollars are picking up where a nearly $20 million state program aimed at cutting diesel engine emissions left off....

Khosla Invests More In Biofuel Sector | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has made yet another bet in the struggling biofuels sector. Despite already having almost one-third of his portfolio c...

Vehicle Hydrogen Fuel Cells Killed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is there a White House technology double-standard, is it Obama-ish realism or are oil companies lobbying as they must to keep their black gold from turning into clean, abundant hydrogen?

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

When Stars Align

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

AT&T announced Wednesday that it was taking a giant step forward by replacing about 8,000 vehicles currently running on imported diesel with vehicles that run on domestic natural gas.

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...

Los Angeles Auto Show - It's a wrap!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How anxious are the Detroit Three carmakers to make sales? My wife and I were at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night, "Black Friday," at the Los Ang...

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Clean Diesels Clean Up

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the 205-mile per hour, $100,000, 2009 Corvette ZR1 is relegated to the very rear of the Chevrolet exhibit, like the "adults only" section in video stores.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas -- Last Gasp for High-Performance Cars? SEMA photo album now available, too

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Many of the people and companies we saw at SEMA last week may very well be out of a job or out of business by next year's show.

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

2009 Fuel Economy Guide: Prius Takes #1, Again

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

The EPA has just published... The 2009 Fuel Economy Guide. Hybrids swept the top four spots this time, with the 2009 Toyota Prius ranking as the most fuel efficient car.

Clean-diesels hit the market; VW's 2009 Jetta TDI already hard to find

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper ( so please excuse the few Southern California references ......