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Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

If Women Designed Cars

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology
Maria Rodale

If women designed cars, I believe we would combine a lot more practicality with heaps more romance and sex. The idea that women aren't like men in our love of cars is just plain outdated and old-fashioned.

The Hot Air From EPA Climate Plan Critics

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

We've been the number one state in the nation for energy efficiency for three years in a row. And we'll soon be breaking ground on the first offshore wind farm in the county. So what were those catastrophic effects from all of these carbon-cutting clean energy actions?

Do Green Cars Lead To More Driving?

Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Here’s the good news: According to the wonks at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Researc...

Carmakers To Add This To More Cars In The Future

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Carmakers will attempt to meet stricter emission and fuel economy standards by incorporating start/stop systems into more of their vehicles throughout...

More Depressing News About Gas, Wages, Bush and Obama (NSFW)

Chris Kelly | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Gas prices have just gone up for the 33rd day in a row. This would be terrible news for the recovery, but luckily in last week's State of the Union address, President Obama discovered the power to bend time with words, and used it to increase everyone's mileage.

Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

How many single drivers pull up for lattes in all-terrain, heavy-duty SUVs made for eight people? Slick marketing may have made gas-guzzlers sexy, but the situation was exacerbated by years of mileage rules that favored SUVs and trucks, creating what's known as the SUV loophole.

Obama Administration Makes History by Raising Fuel Standards to 54.5 MPG

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today ushers in a new era for American drivers. Soon we will save thousands of dollars every year at the gas pump. Car buyers will be able to choose from hundreds of models that combine fuel-efficiency, high performance and safety. And workers will find half a million new jobs building the cars of future.

U.S. Fuel Economy: Past, Present and Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

OK, amidst the discussion of rising gas prices, we have some good news on the car front. The average mpg for cars sold in the United States is on an upward climb, and has been for a while.

Speaking Out for Clean Cars

Michael Brune | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Tuesday, Jan. 24, I testified at an EPA hearing in San Francisco to support proposed standards that would raise vehicle efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon, with electric vehicles as one of the primary ways to meet this goal.

A Good Year for Moving Beyond Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Rejecting the Keystone XL was a huge symbol of the growing recognition that what's good for Big Oil has nothing to do with what's good for America. Tuesday, I'll be speaking at the third of three public hearings on the new fuel standards.

President Obama, Give the Green Light on 60 MPG Standards

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Right now, President Obama is crafting new fuel efficiency standards that could save us thousands of dollars over the life of our cars. He has the opportunity to bring the industry up to 62 miles per gallon by 2025.

9 Miles a Gallon -- and Lovin' It

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Right now heavy-duty trucks -- a huge part of the way we move products around in this country -- are clocking just 6 miles per gallon. And the technology is there to move that number -- by a lot.

Chrysler Still Doesn't Get It and We Get Stuck With the Bill

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

I'm not sure which is worse: using bailout money to fund the making of outdated, gas-guzzling automobiles, or to pay executives to oversee the creation of embarrassingly bad advertisements for those cars.

Road Test -- 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

LaCrosse is a car which could make the quality argument for consumers and the money argument for GM to keep the Buick division right where it is.

Audi Gets it So Right and Oh, So Wrong

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Known for its sleek designs, good gas mileage and, sometimes, excellent EPA air pollution scores, Audi disappointed with its crass approach to marketing during the holiday season.

Green Your Driving Habits: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

I know, I know: It's better to take public transit, or walk or bike, than drive. But for those times when motoring can't be avoided, recall these tips to minimize your vehicle's impact on the planet.

Nissan's Leaf Claims 367 MPG - Is It Better Than The Chevy Volt? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, General Motors claimed that the much-anticipated Chevy Volt would get a whopping 230 miles per gallon. As some critics have pointed out, th...

Mazda Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green