Can you guess the commonly available car that has the lowest carbon footprint? We did the math, and here’s the chart. And if you already own an EV, take a bow.
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.)
High speed rail has been proposed for the US Midwest as a way to better and more quickly connect cities, while reducing pollution from individual cars. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be hearing the public’s views in several meetings next week.
The U.S. bike sharing fleet has doubled this year as the concept has taken off in New York City and other major urban centers, providing a low-cost, low-carbon way to hop around congested cities.
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.
Bicyclists, a pair of inventors in San Francisco are on the verge of making your life easier. The Siva Cycle Atom will capture kinetic energy from your ride and store it in a battery pack that you can use to charge your phone, tablet or other electronic device, via USB. Neat huh?
May is Bike Month. These videos review some of the cutting-edge options for serious bike commuters — or for people who just want to tool around town without burning fossil fuels. We’ve included an electric bike, a foldable commuter, a homemade electric bike, a three-wheeler and a surprise.
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.
If enthusiasm were dollars, high speed rail would be zooming across in Texas.
There has been no shortage of advocates ready to envision and mock-up plans for fast passenger trains in the Lone Star state, starting back in the energy-crisis years of the 1970s and building steam throughout the 1980s when a group called the Texas Railroad Transportation Company (TRTC) devised a plan for the “Texas Triangle,” a 750-mile train route connecting Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio and Houston.
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.