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Southwest Airlines Will Use Renewable Jet Fuel From Forest Waste

Southwest Airlines Will Use Renewable Jet Fuel From Forest Waste

In the U.S., there isn't a lot of enthusiasm for automotive biofuels these days. Concerns over the potential impact on food supplies, the growing sales of practical electric cars, and other factors seem to be keeping most biofuels out of the mainstream. Yet the use of biofuel in aircraft may be...

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Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Rockefeller Oil Heirs Will Divest Fossil-Fuel Stocks From Family Funds

A name synonymous with oil wealth for more than a century is now abandoning it. John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune with Standard Oil, but his heirs are turning away... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Boston. Photo by John C. Briggs.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
Citroen Cactus Airflow 2L Concept, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Citroen Compressed-Air Hybrid For Paris Motor Show: Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

A hybrid system, broadly defined, is any two power sources that combine to provide torque to drive a car's wheels. While most are hybrid-electric--a combustion engine plus... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

2016 Toyota Prius Predictions, 2015 Jeep Renegade On Sale, Declining Car Ownership: Today's Car News

New-car smell is in the air today. Find out why the 2016 Toyota Prius will face its toughest hybrid competition ever, and peruse the specs of the 2015 Jeep Renegade before it... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 online configurator

2014 BMW i8 Configurator Live: Spec Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Coupe!

Even if you can't afford a luxury car, it's sometimes fun to peruse an online configurator and "build" one to suit your tastes. It's now possible to play with the options on... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Sportier, But Facing New Competition

Time was, the Toyota Prius hybrid was the unquestioned technology champion and king of the fuel-efficiency battles. No longer, though. Now, as Toyota starts to plan for the... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda 6 Sport

Will Ultracapacitors Save Start-Stop Systems From Consumer Wrath?

Start-stop systems, which switch off a car's engine while it's stopped to boost fuel efficiency, are now entering the U.S. market in serious numbers. Many European makers... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

2015 Jeep Renegade On Sale In Europe Next Week, U.S. Sales Start Dec Or Jan

Jeep's smallest modern utility vehicle to date is about to arrive in showrooms--but not in the U.S. The 2015 Jeep Renegade will go on sale in Europe October 1, although the... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Preview, Fast-Charging Effects, Hydrogen Funding: Today's Car News

We've got a wide variety of stories today. A thinly-disguised "concept" previews the updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, a new study suggests fast charging... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Lesson Learned In Last Round Of Hydrogen Fueling: Fund Operations Too

A handful of new hydrogen fuel-cell cars are on the way, but to make them practical even in limited launch regions, they will have to be refueled. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
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