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Fuel Economy

Finally! A Modern Auto Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The support of the auto industry shows how powerful the leverage is when an industry, even one as recalcitrant as this one, realizes that higher standards and accountability are unavoidable.

Cash for Clunkers, Here and There

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

A arrives in your driveway with several thousand tons of CO2 emissions embedded in it. So you'd better be sure that there is a big t differential between the mileage of your old car and new one.

Now Is The Time To Keep The Pressure On By Increasing Fuel Economy Standards

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Cooper

Now that the speculative bubble in commodities has burst and with the global economy moving into recession, crude oil and gasoline prices are plummeting.

Five Mistakes by DC and Detroit Hurt Detroit Three's Survival Shances

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Sen. Reid's new bailout bill for the Detroit Three does not set additional fuel-economy requirements, nor does it establish a government oversight board. That's two strikes against getting our money's worth.

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.

Sierra Club RAW: Thanks, but no thanks, Senator McCain

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

John McCain's campaign has been marked by gimmick after gimmick. We had the gas tax holiday--denounced by over 230 leading economists, including 4 Nob...

US Military's Biggest Gas Guzzlers

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

U.S. Military: Single-Largest Consumer of Oil in the World We constantly hear about how this or that car gets X miles per gallon, but we rarely hear a...

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Why Is Renting An Eco-Friendly Car Hard?

Guardian | Clare James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I choose not to own a car and usually get about on public transport. I know all about car pooling and ride sharing and I'm familiar with companies lik...

'92 Civic Becomes Car Buff's Favorite Ride

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"In the 1970s, '80s and '90s, carmakers all offered super-high-efficiency cars," says Eric Noble, president of the Car Lab, an auto industry research ...

Ford CEO Mulally Thinks Lawmakers Will Loan Automakers $50 Billion

Wall Street Journal | Jeff Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said that more legislators are "in our corner" as the three U.S. auto makers prepare to...

Huge US Hummer Dealership Closing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors's quest to sell its Hummer division may get a bit tougher after Tuesday. That is when Dan Towbin-whose dealerships grabbed national at...

Ford Can Get You 65 MPG -- In Europe

BusinessWeek | David Kiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If ever there was a car made for the times, this would seem to be it: a sporty subcompact that seats five, offers a navigation system, and gets a whop...

GM's Lutz Asks For Break On Crash Tests To Focus On Fuel Efficiency

DailyTech | Jason Mick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's no secret that America's largest automakers -- General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler -- are struggling. Weighted by the burden of a t...

Fuel Economy: Overseas Oil Subsidies Take A Toll On US Market

New York Times | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To understand why fuel prices in the United States have soared over the last year, it helps to talk to the captain of a battered wooden freighter here...

Buy Less! Top Ten Ways to Make Your Car Last

MSN | Doug Newcomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Getting from point A to point B by car costs a certain amount of dough, and thanks to recent record-high gas prices it takes more of your hard-earned ...