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Gas Guzzlers

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The loopholes let the companies undercut the rules' strong targets and turn out cars and light trucks that increase pollution. It's akin to a doctor telling you: "Go ahead and smoke, as long as you go on a diet."

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.

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.

A Better Way to Cut Gas Consumption and Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The Environmental Protection Administration's report on gas mileage told us that the 2009 model cars and light trucks sold in the United States achiev...

Mileage: This Isn't Rocket Science. It's Auto Mechanics

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The next big thing from Detroit may not just be a new car, but a new car industry: Transformed, modern and competitive. This month, with traditional ...

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I'm not sure which is worse: using bailout money to fund the making of outdated, gas-guzzling automobiles, or to pay executives to oversee the creation of embarrassingly bad advertisements for those cars.

Future Cars, Now: The Next Steps To Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.

Planet 100's Worst Gas Guzzling Cars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On this week's Planet 100, in honor of news that the hummer is being discontinued, host Sarah Backhouse counts down the worst gas guzzling dinosaur ca...

Gas-Guzzlers Turned Away At Davos

Telegraph | Jonathan Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Financiers and politicos turning up at the Swiss ski resort with gas guzzling 4x4s and limousines found their cars turned away and were forced to take...

Rounding GM's Square Wheels

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

This Blog Post Is Even Weirder Than Michael Jackson

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The general public doesn't mourn the deaths of less-famous people who might have continued to also do great things if they hadn't left us before their time.

Obama's Auto Pitch: Crush Those Clunkers

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Unveiling his far-reaching auto plan, President Obama gave a nod to a little-noticed movement in Congress to clear the roads of gas-guzzling clunkers best destined for the crusher.

Obama: Rescue Detroit and Buyout Gas Guzzlers

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The U.S. and Canadian governments should devise a scheme to get the gas guzzlers off the highways.

New McCain Economic Plan: Sell More Gas Guzzlers

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

McCain trumpets his support for government loans to help the auto industry. What he doesn't tell you is that he was opposed to helping the automakers until just last month.

Frustrated Car Owners Look To Ditch Their Gas-Guzzlers

Boston Globe | Jenn Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After paying $75 to fill his black Dodge Ram pickup truck for the third time in a week, Douglas Chrystall couldn't take it anymore. Feeling pinched a...

LA Auto Show Abuzz About Environment

AFP | Tangi Quemener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Los Angeles Auto Show got underway here Wednesday with car-makers vowing to put environmental concerns at the top of the agenda as they unveiled t...

What Green Car? Top 10 Gas Guzzlers To Avoid

Guardian | Ben Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While the aim of WhatGreenCar? is to provide ratings for all new cars and promote the greenest models, we often get asked to identify the greatest env...