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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 The idea that women aren't like men in our love of cars is just plain outdated and old-fashioned.

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...

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...

A Letter to the President Can Matter: Ours Changed Hyundai's MPG Claims And Evened the Playing Field For US Carmakers

Jamie Court | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Jamie Court

If you doubt that writing the White House can make a difference, just look at the letter my Consumer Watchdog colleague Judy Dugan and I wrote to the President in January calling for an audit of the inflated MPG claims for the Hyundai Elantra.

'Green News Report' - August 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'...

Sharon Silke Carty

Are Automakers Misleading Us About Cars That Get 40 Mpg?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

When Louis Bird was looking for a new car, he wanted to make sure he bought a vehicle with great fuel efficiency. So he opted for a Hyundai Elantra, w...

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.

Musings About a "Colossal Commute"

A. Siegel | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

As the carbon count goes higher, inexorably, globally and the world community suffers from mounting challenges due to climate chaos, the value of incr...

Time for a New Gauge

Harris Silver | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Harris Silver

The way you drive affects your efficiency performance. With an efficiency gauge you experience this in real time. By watching the gauge, you learn how to drive more efficiently.

Are The New 54 MPG Standards Attainable?

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

By Mark Fischetti (Click here for original article.) A new car in 2025 will go twice as far on a gallon of gasoline than a 2012 model does now, if...

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...

Moving Beyond Oil and Stopping a Bad Bill

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

With all the attention on the debt-ceiling, it was easy to miss some of the other news coming from Washington. The White House announced a proposed fuel-efficiency standard for passenger cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Gas Mileage Gains Move the Country Forward

Peter Lehner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

By 2025, new cars and light trucks will go about twice as far on a gallon of gas, compared with today's vehicles. The difference will save Americans $80 billion a year at the pump and reduce our oil use by 3.1 million barrels per day by 2030.

Nissan (Finally) Gets the Pitch Right on the Leaf

Andrew Winston | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

After some missteps, Nissan may now be on the right path. An ad I pulled from Fast Company recently hits all the right marks.

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.

How to Say "Never Again"

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

There's nothing wrong with making oil rigs safer or cars slightly more fuel-efficient. It's just not enough. Really solving the problem requires a deeper level of thinking about transportation in America.

No Impact Week: A Few Thoughts on Getting from Here to There

Molly Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Molly Greenwood

Instead of buying a new car, I bought a Vespa. And you know what? It has turned out to be the perfect complement to my alternative transportation lifestyle.

Fisker Automotive Gets $529 Million Government Loan To Build Electric Cars

Wall Street Journal | JOSH MITCHELL and STEPHEN POWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Fi...

Sarah Palin's Empty Promise

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Encouraging the auto industry to adhere to higher standards and pursue hybrid technology will reduce our dependence on all oil. Drill, baby, drill? No. Think, baby, think.

Green News Report - August 27, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Happy Anniversaries -- sort of; The Politics of "Fracking"; How about some weed-killer in your drinking water?... PLUS: Another sad loss for the environment... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

New Cars Leave MPG Standard Behind

wsj.com | CARL BIALIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors promises its forthcoming Volt hybrid electric car will push fuel-economy levels to new heights. It also could spark an overhaul of the ...

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.

Clunker Law: What You Need to Know

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Check the (current) status of your car, and if you're interested in the program and your vehicle is now eligible, get down to a new car dealer fast, before DC steps in again to "help" or "clarify."

A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Cash For Clunkers - Coming to a Dealer Near You

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

The Senate passed a bill yesterday containing the Cash for Clunker (CFC) program allocating $1 billion for the program as the House did last week.