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The Truth Behind Your Gas Mileage

Sam Dillinger | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Someone, somewhere, under the exact perfect conditions might be getting that advertised gas mileage. The rest of us will have to learn what it's going to be for us, and how to enhance it as best we can.

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.10.2014 | 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."

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear: 8 States 3.3 Million New Oil-Free Cars

Michael Marx | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The momentum behind electric vehicles is growing. Today there are more electric vehicles on the road than ever before, and the number is growing quickly.

Hybrid vs Combustion: An Experiment You've Been Prevented From Seeing. Until Now! (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Jon Hotchkiss

Have you ever seen hybrid cars face off simultaneously against combustion engine cars under the same conditions? With side by side scrutiny, we are able to determine...

Car Companies Exaggerated Gas Mileage

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.02.2013 | Money

DETROIT — Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles in the past three years, a discovery that could result in sanctions fro...

7 Ways To Spend Less On Gas (And 3 Ways Not To)

Posted 01.04.2013 | OWN

By Taniesha Robinson We've got the gas-saving techniques you should adopt today… and some you should steer clear of. ...

Our Electric Vehicle: Nothing But Good Things to Say

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Richard Seireeni

With all the negative articles that have found their way into the press recently, I thought I should tell our readers about our very positive experience with our zero emission Nissan Leaf. In a phrase, no problem.

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.

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White Hou...

For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

The Two Ways To Move Beyond Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We can end America's oil addiction, but two key events -- yesterday and last week -- tell us a lot about the challenges we'll face as we make it happen.

High-MPG SUVs: The Wrong Answer

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

I'd hoped that in a few years these giant, gas-guzzling dinosaurs would be extinct. Now, unfortunately, drivers whose egos demand that they rule the road from their lofty perches inside their armored behemoths will get a second wind.

Let's Think Differently and Move Beyond Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 09.01.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This weekend, Americans will be celebrating the birth of our nation. Let's honor those revolutionaries of days gone by and build the best America we can dream -- the one where we are free to spend less money on gas and more time outside our cars.

California Should Lead Again on Emissions Standards

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

By moving ahead with its own rules, California can bolster the administration's negotiating position with the auto industry. If it declines to send a clear signal now, it risks being hobbled for years by whatever weak action Washington chooses.

No Time to Be Timid

Michael Brune | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We consume a breathtaking 19 million barrels a day, and 70 percent of it is used for transportation. If we don't want to see a catastrophic disruption of global climate, we need to start acting with urgency right now.

Exploring Fuel Efficiency: How Much Are You Spending on Gas?

David Kroodsma | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, many of us are planning road trips -- according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), over 30 million ...

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

GM's Challenge for Tea Partiers: More Cash for Clunkers?

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

WASHINGTON -- Here is a test for the new Republican majority headed for the House of Representatives under the banner of cutting the budget deficit, e...

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 ...

After the Hummer: 10 More Vehicles We Can Do Without

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Catherine Lutz

With the reviled Hummer gone, what stands to replace it as the vehicle that earns its owners the booby prize as the car Americans love to hate?

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.

Obama Fuel Efficiency Memorandum: President Aims For Better Mileage Years Into Future

AP | ERICA WERNER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama directed the government Friday to set the first-ever mileage and pollution limits for big trucks and to tigh...

Early Odds for Green Car of the Year

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Burgess

For the 2010 model year consumers have lots to choose from, but my odds on favorite for this year's award, which will be handed out Dec. 3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the Toyota Prius.