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How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support. Of course, there's one group that's not very happy about these developments: the oil... read more

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2016 Honda HR-V, debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Honda HR-V: Live Photos And Details From 2014 LA Auto Show

After a preview earlier this year, the 2016 Honda HR-V was unveiled in final U.S.-spec form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Known as the Vezel in other markets, the HR-V... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Self-Driving Porsche Not Only More Fuel-Efficient, But Faster Than Humans Too

Self-driving cars are expected to increase road safety, and free up at least some time for their occupants during the morning commute. Machines will never get... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen CrossBlue

New Volkswagen TDI Turbodiesel Engine: 268 HP, Electric Turbocharger

As it works to meet stricter global emissions standards, Volkswagen is set to launch a range of new fuel-saving technologies on future models. Among the highlights of a... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

Improving Fuel Efficiency: Should Focus Be Trucks, Not Hybrids?

Environmentalists often laud hybrid-electric vehicles because their fuel-sipping powertrains result in lower levels of gas use and polluting emissions. Because of the... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

As Gas Gets Cheaper, Ford Ups Incentives On Smaller, More Efficient Cars

Sales of green cars and gas prices are inversely related. As fuel gets cheaper, the financial incentive of a more-efficient car decreases, and consumers lose interest. Given... read more November 9, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Hybrid Sales: Searching For A Silver Lining In Flat Figures

Recent news articles have noted that sales of hybrid-electric vehicle are in a bit of a funk. Some analysts have started to speculate that sales of hybrids may have already... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai, Kia To Pay $300 Million For Gas-Mileage Testing Errors

Gas-mileage ratings issued by Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have been the topic of investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for some time now. The... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output. Now, a new technology promises to... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison

When it comes to mid-size sedans with multiple options for green powertrain, the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Hyundai Sonata are fairly well matched. Both offer base... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Car Sharing Awareness Grows: 1 In 5 Americans Has Used It Now

Seventy years of sprawling suburban development makes cars the most practical way for most people in the U.S. to get around, but actually owning that car may become optional... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

Hyundai announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for upcoming hybrid cars at its annual International Powertrain Conference in Namyang, South Korea. The carmaker says... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar XJS

36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

When thinking of fuel-efficient cars, the Jaguar XJ-S doesn't generally spring to mind. This luxury coupe initially launched with a V-12 engine was built for comfort and... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Quick Drive Of Higher-Gas Mileage Small Turbo Four

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the most fuel-efficient version of the Korean maker's mid-size sedan, aside from its Sonata Hybrid model. And this year, the Sonata Hybrid uses... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
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