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Ethanol wasn't killed by Prohibition at Rockefeller's request: another alt-fuel myth busted

Ethanol wasn't killed by Prohibition at Rockefeller's request: another alt-fuel myth busted

For almost a century, many people have blamed oil magnate John D. Rockefeller for the demise of ethanol as a viable fuel for internal-combustion engines. He fought its use, the theory goes, to eliminate competition for the gasoline derived from his Standard Oil business—whose descendant... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt: How It Really Works Vs Common Myths & Misconceptions

How badly does the public misunderstand the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car? Pretty badly indeed, if the comments received by Volt owners are any indication. DON'T... read more April 28, 2014 by


 
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Five MORE Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Yep, Big Oil is definitely scheming and plotting to destroy the electric car. Everyone knows that. Right? [sigh] Time for more mythbusting, it seems. The surprising success... read more January 31, 2014 by


 
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Five Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Every now and then we get a reader question that reminds us how many myths about green cars are out there. In the interests of helping you actually save money by using less... read more January 17, 2014 by


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Eight Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

Sometime in the next few weeks, the 100,000th plug-in electric car will be sold in the U.S. But they're still mostly a mystery to the average new-car buyer, and there are a... read more May 13, 2013 by 45


 
Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker discusses Electric Car Myths & Realities, March 2013

Electric-Car Myths & Realities And NYC Rollout Plans (Videos)

If you publish thousands of stories a year, sometimes you get asked to speak to groups of people about your topic. Which is how we came to talk about electric cars and try to... read more April 4, 2013 by 7


 

 
 

 
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