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Paris cracking down on drivers in battle against smog

March 17th, 2014

In a move to reduce smog in Paris, police are fining cars with even-numbered license plates, with the exemptions of hybrid vehicles. Gavino Garay reports for Reuters.

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Green Test Drive: 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

March 13th, 2014

Testdrivenow.com calls the 2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid “one of the best midsize hybrids on the market.” Watch a review by automotive critic Steve Hammes.

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Green Test Drive: 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn EcoDiesel V6

March 4th, 2014

PickupTrucks.com editor Mark Williams is in Arizona at the Firebird International Raceway for PickupTrucks.com’s Annual Physical pickup comparison. Check out the video for Mark’s impressions on Ram’s new V6-powered diesel pickup.

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New EPA rules will reduce air pollution and help increase fuel economy

March 3rd, 2014

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.

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Nissan January report shows sales leaping, but not necessarily LEAF-ing

February 27th, 2014

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.

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Green Test Drive: Mazda3 gets surprising mileage using a blend of old and new technologies

February 14th, 2014

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.

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Get ready for the coming of hydrogen-powered cars

February 3rd, 2014

They could be built at gas stations, car dealerships or even in trash dumps — they’re the hydrogen stations that will make or break whether the fuel cell powered cars set for release next year become sustainable nation-wide. Toyota, which will release its Camry-sized sedans in California, is taking to Washington — and state capitals around the country — to try and secure the funding to make that happen.

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This ‘vending machine’ rents electric cars hourly

January 24th, 2014

Huge buildings in a Chinese city have been stacked high with electric vehicles, ready for drivers to rent. The aim is to get more people thinking green when it comes to driving.

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GM’s Mark Reuss on why electric cars matter to GM

January 15th, 2014

Mark Reuss, president 0f GM North America, discusses why electric cars are crucial to General Motors.

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Green Test Drive: The 2014 Prius-plosion

December 5th, 2013

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.

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Two cars that make it fun and keep the combined MPG over 30

November 15th, 2013

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.)

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What to look for when you’re choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle

November 1st, 2013

The Alliance to Save Energy presents information about how fuel efficiency saves you money and energy. This video will walk you through common options.

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