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London Tightens Congestion Charge Limits; Only Plug-Ins To Be Free?

London Tightens Congestion Charge Limits; Only Plug-Ins To Be Free?

Imagine if you were being charged tens of dollars to drive into the center of your home city each day. Around Europe, many drivers already face such a charge. London is one such city, and residents have been paying to enter the center of the capital since 2003. Low-emission vehicles have commonly... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric Cars: Are They Really A Dire Emissions Threat?

This seems to be our time for debunking dumb stories about plug-in electric cars. First, we had to educate a Forbes columnist (and oil-industry consultant) about how the auto... read more November 8, 2012 by  39


 
University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index, October 2007 - July 2012

Auto Emissions Fell 20% In 5 Years, But Don't Get Excited Yet

This week, we received a press release from the University of Michigan with a stunning subject line: "Emissions from new vehicles down a record 20% in five years". "Okay", we... read more October 5, 2012 by  3


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Will The CO2 In Your Car Exhaust Become Valuable?

Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that carbon dioxide released by human activity is to blame for global warming, theres no doubt that we do release a lot of CO2 into... read more September 17, 2012 by  1


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

It’s Official: Greener Cars Have Helped Improve LA’s Air Quality

Given the length of time the U.S. Government is taking to set new gas mileage standards for 2025, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only benefit from driving a high... read more August 24, 2012 by  15


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success

Public-health advocates have known for years that living around freight yards is hazardous to your cardiopulmonary health. In smog-susceptible Los Angeles, the Port of LA was... read more August 6, 2012 by  2


 
EPA Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Tool

How Clean Is Your Electric Car? Online Tool Helps You Find Out

If you’re looking to buy an electric car, you’re probably familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fuel Economy website, which lists the gas... read more June 14, 2012 by  5


 
DriveLite carbon offsetting app

For The Truly Green Driver: Buy Carbon Offsets At The Gas Pump

Virtually everything we do has an unavoidable impact on the planet in some way, if you trace the line far enough. Even if you're using solar-generated electricity to power... read more June 1, 2012 by  1


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

Big Ships To Use Biofuels To Cut Emissions, Spill Risks--Eventually

Progress comes slowly to the world of commercial shipping, but it is coming. Three years ago, we noted that one giant cargo ship emits as much as 50 million cars. Now... read more April 13, 2012 by  1


 
BMW diesels used to support the 2012 London Olympic Games

BMW's Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Lands In London

London is making big claims that its Olympic games held this summer will be the greenest yet. To that end, it was announced last year that BMW would be supplying 4,000 of its... read more March 26, 2012 by 


 
Gas pump

Next EPA Fight: Automakers Vs Oil Refiners Over Clean Fuels

It's not just how efficiently you burn it--it's the stuff you're burning, too. That's the message coming from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, working with the EPA... read more March 22, 2012 by  6


 
Tailpipe Emissions

A Good Reason To Cut Cars' Carbon Emissions: CO2 Makes You Fat

Carbon footprints are a big talking point at the moment - they're your personal contribution to greenhouse gases, usually in terms of carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions. The... read more March 16, 2012 by  1


 
Ford fuel cost and emissions calculator and comparison tool, for fleet use - output screen

Ford Offers Fleet Buyers Tool To Compare Total Emissions & Costs

Fleet managers are very, very rational people. Unlike many retail car buyers, they analyze vehicles without a shred of emotion, basing their decisions on lifetime ownership... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Can Your 2012 Chevy Volt Use California HOV Lanes? It Depends

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt in 2010, the state of California decided that it didn’t meet the required emissions standards needed to classify it as... read more January 19, 2012 by  3


 
Arizona

Arizona Dumps Stricter CA Emissions Standards Over Electric-Car Rules

California has always led the nation in mandating reduction of tailpipe emissions and development of low- and zero-emission vehicles. For several years now, states have had... read more January 12, 2012 by  10


 
Smog in New York City

A Brief History Of Smog, Which Led To Electric Cars: Recommended Reading

Daniel Yergin is one of those authors who writes major works. His Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize is nothing less than the definitive history of the rise of the petroleum... read more December 19, 2011 by  2


 
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