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Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Mindy Lubber | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mindy Lubber

In transportation, as in so many economic sectors, the needs of the planet and the demands of capitalism are pulling in the same direction. An investment in fast-growing clean transportation technology is an attractive business proposition.

To Boost Clean Cars and Fight Global Warming, Let's See Ads That Reflect Mileage Reality

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The ads tell consumers only part of the gas mileage story, sowing confusion about which cars are clean and which are not -- and leaving buyers at risk of driving off in vehicles that get worse mileage than they expected.

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...

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

6 Greener Ethos Car Maintenance Tips

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Varda Epstein

Here are some green car maintenance tips to help you keep your car -- and the environment -- in tiptop shape.

Not Your Father's Ride: Fuel Economy Standards Upgrade Consumer Choices

Mark Cooper | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Mark Cooper

Thanks in large part to fuel economy standards on the federal level and clean car standards in California, the average fuel economy of new cars hit an all-time high of 24.8 mpg in 2013.

Alternative Fuel Cars On A Roll At CES

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — While autonomous driving is a major theme at the International CES gadget show, cars that use futuristic sources of energy are pote...

Innovation Earth: Reinventing The Wheel... Er, Tire

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

If there's one prediction I can make about our future world, it is this: There will be a lot of tires. The latest forecast puts 1.7 billion cars on ...

Is This America's First Electric School Bus?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: American school buses have long run on diesel, pumping out toxic exhaust around children who are par...

Actress Takes On Car Idlers In Hilarious PSA

Posted 10.19.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist Rachelle Lefevre: Growing up in a cold, Canadian climate you get used to morning radio shows doling out ...

Why Did This Tesla Catch On Fire?

AP | MIKE BAKER and TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

SEATTLE — SEATTLE (AP) — A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said, creating...

5 Cheap, Reliable And Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Last week, gas prices dropped a bit, to an average of $3.59 a gallon. Any drop in fuel costs always lea...

Is This The Bike Of The Future?

AP | VALERIE BONK | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

RESTON, Va. -- Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns st...

Cars Exhaust the Air

Liza Donnelly | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Green cars use alternative fuel sources to run. They emit less carbon chemicals and are fuel and cost efficient because they consume less.

'Green' Car Maker Fires 75 Percent Of Its U.S. Workforce

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

* 160 layoffs latest symptom of cash crunch * Fisker: move necessary to "maximize value of core assets" * Raised $1.2 bl...

Five Future Green Cars We're Most Excited For: TRANSLOGIC

Adam Morath | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Adam Morath

For far too long, green cars have been perceived as lacking in both style and power, with designs and drivetrains optimized for efficiency, rather than thrills. But some exciting entries into the segment have been chipping away at preconceived notions of what it means to drive green.

Guess Which State Drives The Most Electric Cars?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.13.2012 | San Francisco

According to the classic stereotype, there are two things Californians love: the environment and their cars. So it's no surprise that the state leads ...

Nissan To Produce Electric Vehicle In America

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Nino Marchetti: Been waiting for an American made Nissan Leaf? Turns out you may not have to wait much longer, as we are very...

How He Built This Awesome, Electric Convertible

Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen

A few years ago, Juan, a high school senior, bought himself a sleek, bright yellow Honda S2000 convertible. But he didn't buy it to cruise around and ...

Transportation Innovation Can Reduce America's Oil Dependence

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Nations such as South Korea, Japan, and China are aggressively investing billions of dollars in research and development and incentivizing deployment of EVs to capture large shares in this growing worldwide sector. We should too.

Can The E-Bugster Fix Volkswagen's Green Credibility Gap?

Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: To say that Volkswagen hasn’t been a leader in green cars is putting it mildly. VW officials b...

The Most Affordable All-Electric Car

AP | ANN M. JOB | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money

-- At just under $30,000 base retail price, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the most affordable all-electric car in the U.S. market. The little five d...

WATCH: Self-Driving Cars Coming To Our Streets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

The future has arrived. California state senators have voted 37-0 in support of a bill that would allow self-driving vehicles on California streets...

Car Guys Know We Need Strong Regulations

Mark Burns | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Mark Burns

During the annual inspection of my station wagon, my car guy told me how excited he was about the future of the automobile: the promise of electric cars, battery improvements, near-zero emissions and high-mileage.

7 Groundbreaking Green Cars

Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Hincha Ownby: For the last seven years, Green Car Journal has recognized the best in eco-friendly motoring via...