Texas did not make the list of top states for clean tech — wind, solar, geothermal power plus electrical vehicles — but ever greener Austin did win a place among the top 10 clean tech cities, according to this analysis.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid continues to win raves as a comfy family sedan. But check out the mileage, and you may find your wallet’s more content too.
The EPA today announced new rules for car emissions, which the agency says will help clean the air, save lives and enable fuel efficiencies that will save American drivers a combined $1.7 trillion by 2025.
Nissan Motor Co. reported strong annual production and sales export figures for Jan. 2014, and also that it’s being embraced. . . in Bhutan, among other places.
Mazda doesn’t make any electric vehicles or hybrid models, but they are pretty darn serious about getting the most out of a gallon of gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report named Mazda Motor Corporation as the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S. with a fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 27.1 miles per gallon. Didn’t know that? Read on.
If houses are all about location, location, location. Then cars, as least for a growing number of Americans, are about mileage, mileage, mileage. And that means Prius, Toyota’s darling of fuel efficiency. Clint Williams helps sort out the various species of Prius, aimed at specific consumer niches and needs.
Drivers shopping for a new car with good fuel economy – 30 mpg or better – know they have to compromise. The sales of cars such as the Toyota Corolla demonstrate that in exchange for gas mileage, car buyers are willing to sacrifice some fun. But here are two cars that offer fun and fuel economy. (A bonus, the Chevy has received the highest possible safety ratings.)
A new Electric Vehicle Guide by Sierra Club features 14 EVs and Plug-In EVs available to American consumers. They’re here to stay, so let’s consider the field and answer some of those nagging questions.
Toyota – with great fanfare – announced earlier this month that an all-new, redesigned-from-the-tires-up 2014 Toyota Corolla would arrive at dealers in September. But what if you’re in need of a car right now? What sort of ride is the 2013 Toyota Corolla?
What is the true price of gasoline? It’s far more than you think when you step on the accelerator. This video shows the reckless reach of fossil fuel pollution.
Those who doubt evolution just need slide behind the wheel of a Kia Rio – a dramatically different car than it was 10 years ago, shaped by the survival-of-the-fittest business model of the automobile industry. The 2013 Kia Rio SX – the highest of three available trims – may have you ponder what constitutes a luxury car.
Its creators call it an Organic Transit Vehicle (OTV), a “new class of velomobile” that’s positioned somewhere between a bike and a mini-car.
The game-changing aspect of this newfangled vehicle, one model of which is called the ELF, is that its carbon footprint is near zero.
Say what you will about the high costs and short ranges of electric vehicles , a good many people who’ve had the privilege of driving or owning one are awestruck in love with them.
We caught up with members of the unofficial EV admiration society at a National Plug In Day celebration in Frisco, Texas on Sunday. The event, one of dozens around the country, showcased commercially available EVs like the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, as well as cars just entering production, such as the elegant Karma by Fisker, the popular Prius Plug-In Hybrid (available in selected states) and the petite Mitsubishi MiEV.
GM’s Volt has endured a lot of skepticism. It’s often been criticized for being too expensive, not having enough range and for that darn backseat that just cannot accommodate three people. Ever.
New gasoline standards for cars and light trucks set by the US Department of Transportation and the US EPA won final approval on Tuesday after several months of public review and hearings.
The new mileage standards will require that American cars get an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The EPA touted the change as a near doubling of fuel efficiency for cars, and predicted the effect on consumers would be like lowering the price of gasoline by $1 a gallon. Overall, the measure will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce U.S. oil consumption by 12 billion barrels, according to the EPA.
As conservation tips go, the suggestion to quit idling might seem like small stuff.
Indeed, it is more meaningful to give up your car for a day and take the train, car share or bundle errands and drive a lot less.
The 2012 Scion iQ – a micro-subcompact designed for city drivers – is easy to park and…well, that’s it.
The Scion iQ is slow, a bit skittish and not at all cheap. If you pay a bit more than $19,000 for a car, it should come with a glove compartment.
There was a time – not so long ago, actually – when driving a car getting 30 mpg on the highway earned you bragging rights among the thrifty. Now, not so much.
Forty miles per gallon is the new 30 mpg. A growing number of cars now boast of EPA fuel economy estimates of 40 mpg…
Consumers looking for relief from high gasoline prices are finding solutions in the US car market, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
US car buyers can choose from among 57 models of energy-efficient cars and trucks in showrooms today. That’s more than double the 27 efficient models that were available in the spring of 2009.
Cars that are fun to drive typically come with a catch. There is, it seems, always a but…
The Jaguar XK is fun to drive but the starting MSRP is $84,500.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a blast to drive but there is only room for two.
CODA, the innocuous looking sedan that boldly promises the best range of any electric car on the market, officially entered its production phase this week.
The first fully outfitted silver, all-electric five-passenger Coda rolled off the assembly line at the plant in Benicia, Calif., on Monday, as factory workers cheered and company executives pledged to kick butt in a field that includes the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the pricey Tesla Roadster.
You can’t really say the Toyota Camry is exciting, but this may get your pulse racing – 38.8 miles per gallon.
You reach a certain age when it seems the only surprises are bad surprises. The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is a rare happy surprise. The rise of Korean automobile makers is an oft-told tale – cheap lemons to top-notch serious competition for the likes of Toyota and Honda. The 2012 Kia Optima isn’t your father’s Kia. Heck, it isn’t even your big brother’s Kia.
Imagine if our nation was offered a choice of how to spend half a trillion dollars of our wealth over the next two decades.
One option would be to send $350 billion overseas to the Middle East and other oil exporting countries, and the remainder on increasing oil industry revenues.
An alternative option would be to take that half a trillion dollars and invest $300 billion directly into the U.S. auto industry, put $200 billion back into consumers’ pockets, and create half a million new jobs while cutting emissions of dangerous carbon pollution.
Is this choice just a pipe dream? Is it too simplistic a way to look at things?
Eaton Corporation and Coulomb Technologies announced plans today to expand the North American footprint of charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs).
The partnership will connect Eaton’s quick-charging Level II and DC “Pow-R-Stations” to Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network, which is the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world with more than 4,500 charging locations in North America.