EPA proposes to add more ethanol blends to 'Flex Fuel' category

EPA proposes to add more ethanol blends to 'Flex Fuel' category

Back in 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act included a Renewable Fuel Standard intended to boost adoption of lower-emission alternative fuels. It mandated increasingly-large amounts of ethanol to be blended with the U.S. fuel supply. Just under a decade later, the legislation has...

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Costa Fortuna cruise ship

LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

Cars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but... read more October 9, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Prius Prime first drive, Paris electric cars, Bolt EV review summary, Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

Which cars are the final nominees for our 2017 Best Car To Buy award—and which ones didn't make the cut? What was the new Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid like on our... read more October 8, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius

Electric motorcycle road trip, Toyota Prius design, electric VW Beetle: Today's Car News

Today, we have a report from an electric motorcycle road trip to the four corners of the U.S., opinions on the Toyota Prius hybrid's styling, and the possibility of the... read more October 7, 2016 by

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2-door DSG 2.0T R-Line S Grille

Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?

As any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. That applies... read more October 7, 2016 by

Hoover Dam by Flickr user Airwolfhound (Used under CC License)

Hydro-power reservoirs emit methane, a greenhouse gas: no free lunch?

The energy sources used to generate grid electricity can be a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions, and thus they affect the environmental impact of electric cars. The... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Tomorrow is National Hydrogen Day, and Honda Clarity is there

Electric-car advocates have National Drive Electric Week, an annual event dedicated to the promotion of cars with plugs that has actually gone international. Now, advocates... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

Which green cars didn't make the cut for Best Car To Buy award?

We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. They are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius design, popular in Japan, not a hit in U.S.

With the fourth-generation Prius hybrid, Toyota focused not only on improving efficiency, but on making its halo car more appealing to a wider range of consumers. Part of... read more October 7, 2016 by

Blue Ridge Parkways, Four Corners of US road trip [photo: Ben Rich]

Touring the four corners of the US by electric motorcycle: trip report, lessons learned

Riding long distances on an electric motorcycle has gotten significantly easier over the past three years. Each summer over that time, I've traveled 4,500 miles or more on a... read more October 7, 2016 by

Ford 3.5-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission

Autopilot nomenclature, 2017 Ford F-150 gas mileage, Fisker graphene battery: Today's Car News

Today, California considers restricting use of the term "auto-pilot," the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight bump in fuel economy with its new 10-speed... read more October 6, 2016 by

Henrik Fisker

Fisker is coming back, he says, with 400-mile electric car using graphene cells (updated)

Henrik Fisker has designed some remarkable cars, among them Aston Martins, the BMW Z8, and of course the striking Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan. That... read more October 6, 2016 by

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Ford F-150 pickup gas mileage rises to 21 mpg combined

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight fuel-economy bump this year, via the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an updated 3.5-liter... read more October 6, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian... read more October 6, 2016 by

Uber app

Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers... read more October 6, 2016 by


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