2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: How Green Can You Drive?

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: How Green Can You Drive?

After six days and over 400 miles of real-world road testing of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I am happy to report that the car has earned its green cred. It travels over 600 miles on a single tank of gas and provides instantaneous mpg performance based on current driving patterns. I took it all... read more

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Corn Ethanol Pump

Adding Ethanol Alarms Automakers; Should You Worry?

Your car already runs on (some) ethanol, although you may not know it. Much of the gas sold in the U.S. is now actually a blend: 90 percent gasoline, 10 percent ethanol. It's... read more September 29, 2009 by  2

Algaeus, a 2008 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid conversion running on biofuel blended from algae

Want To Go Even Greener? Power Your Prius on...Algae ?!?!?

There's something about the Toyota Prius that makes people want to modify it. Maybe it's the Hybrid Synergy Drive system, maybe it's the electric running, maybe it's even the... read more September 9, 2009 by  2


Driving Green: Add Real-Time Traffic to Nav System, Save 4 Days a Year

How would you like to save four days' worth of driving every year? According to a study by Navteq, which provides digital map, traffic, and location data, you can do that... read more August 31, 2009 by  1

GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept

GM's 'Bare Necessities' Concept: How Little Car Do You Want?

Among the many vehicles shown, described, or teased at this morning's big General Motors press briefing was this unusual green concept from GM Labs, called 'Bare... read more August 11, 2009 by  9

General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

How Does The 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions

UPDATE: GM confirms that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will get 230 mpg city, and a composite fuel economy (city and highway) of more than 100 mpg according to draft regulations... read more August 11, 2009 by  26

2012 Nissan EV - teaser image

2012 Nissan EV Peeks Out From Behind The Monitor

This Sunday, August 2, Nissan will unveil the first of several electric cars it plans to offer globally at a ceremony held at its Yokohama plant. Meanwhile, it is now teasing... read more July 27, 2009 by 

2010 Toyota Prius production line, Tsutsumi factory, courtesy of

2010 Toyota Prius Shortages Ahead Due To Global Demand?

Last summer, with $4/gallon gasoline, you couldn't find a Toyota Prius on dealer lots anywhere. Early this year, in the depths of the economic doldrums, US dealers could... read more July 13, 2009 by  1

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Technology: Bidding Bye-Bye to the Bladder

Reading the reams of coverage pouring out on the 2010 Toyota Prius, we realized we hadn't covered one new feature that corrects an irritating problem with its predecessor... read more July 8, 2009 by  9

2010 Lexus HS 250h

2010 Lexus HS250h: Right For Our Times Or Not?

We've just returned from driving the 2010 Lexus HS250h through the manicured suburbs of New York's Westchester County. We'll post our full impressions tomorrow, following up... read more June 24, 2009 by  4

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

California HOV-Lane Stickers For Hybrids: Worth $1,200 To $1,500

Imagine a special sticker that let you use those high-occupancy vehicle lanes, zipping past stop-and-go rush hour traffic, blissfully alone in your car. If you live in... read more June 18, 2009 by  2

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius vs. 2010 Honda Insight: Running The Numbers

If you've been comparing the new 2010 Toyota Prius to the smaller, less expensive 2010 Honda Insight, Toyota would like to have a little chat with you. They think that you... read more June 16, 2009 by  3

Peugeot 908 HDI at Le Mans 2009

Racing Goes Green As Diesels Romp At Le Mans

We were once told by an auto writer that "real car people" didn't want green cars. They wanted noise, and roaring engines, and squealing tires. Well, the triumph of... read more June 15, 2009 by  1

Road Trip

Gas Mileage Tips Courtesy Of, Ummmm, ExxonMobil

Press releases are part of every journalist's life. Most of them get scanned or ditched. Once in a while, we put them aside for future reference. Really awful ones get... read more June 12, 2009 by 

Kyle with his family Toyota Prius and the new 2010 Honda Insight he drives

Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight: Kyle Compares Gas Mileage

Gas mileage is a fraught subject, even among hybrid drivers. Some compete to see who can 'hypermile' the hardest and return figures in the 70-plus-mpg range; others drive it... read more June 11, 2009 by 

Barack Obama

Analysis: 3 Points To Note in Obama's New Mileage and Emissions Regulations

As we previewed yesterday, President Barack Obama announced uniform national standards for gas mileage and emissions limits on cars and light trucks. As expected, the new... read more May 19, 2009 by  2


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