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WATCH: Mad Max of Hypermilers Hacks 2-Ton Truck, Halves Fuel Consumption

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

He added a charger and now plugs in at night to charge his electric components or when parked long enough, the 15-watt solar panel on his dashboard fully charges his accessories.

It's Not What You Drive, But Where You Drive

Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Kristy Hessman: Looking for an easy way to burn less gas and cut down on carbon emissions while driving -- without shelling ou...

WATCH: 10 Commandments Of Hypermiling (Or, How To Cut Fuel Costs)

Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

Do you know how to hypermile? Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer explains in the video below that hypermilers are a group of drivers who "do everything th...

EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

Exclusive First Drive! Nissan's 2011 Leaf EV

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While Toyota's Prius gas/electric hybrid has been the Official State Car of Santa Monica for some years now, Leaf is definitely worthy of taking a shot at the title.

Hypermiling: What Does Oxford's Word Of The Year Mean?

Oxford University Press Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It is my absolute favorite time of the year on the OUPBlog. Word of the Year time (or WOTY as we call it in the office). Every year the New Oxford Ame...

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 ......

Daily Show's Oil Crisis Analysis: Live In Wild Or Tailgate (VIDEO)

The Daily Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Daily Show's Rob Riggle and John Oliver discuss the nation's oil crisis and offer solutions tailor-made by (and for) both blue states and red stat...

Hypermiling: Getting "Regular" Cars Up To 70+ MPG | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's really no surprise that the combination of various gas-saving techniques known collectively as 'hypermiling' are getting more attention these day...