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  • 2009 Hummer H2

    If politics is the art of successful compromise--defined as outcomes that make all parties equally unhappy--then the recent budget extension bill offers something for everyone. It extended the tax credits for electric-car charging stations and natural-gas-vehicle refueling stations, which should make owners of those vehicles happy. DON'T MISS: Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year But it did not extend the generous tax credits for purchase or lease of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, disappointing advocates of that zero-emission vehicle...

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Why 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Doesn't Conflict With Green Goals

    Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This 707-horsepower muscle car (along with the Charger Hellcat four-door sedan announced just this morning) is the most powerful...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at Monticello Motor Club
    Now, Even Fast Cars Are Avoiding Gas-Guzzler Tax

    The 'gas guzzler tax' was set up in the 1980s to penalize cars for achieving under a certain level of fuel efficiency. Strictly speaking, the sales tax penalizes the owners themselves, adding to the cost of a new vehicle by thousands of dollars in some cases. Recently though, advancements in fuel...

  • 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
    Five Reasons Gas-Guzzlers Won't Die--And Shouldn't--Any Time Soon

    Writing about green cars can be a challenge. On the one hand, this site attracts many new-car buyers who want to learn more about more fuel-efficient alternatives to what they're driving now. Consider the Ford Explorer driver who bought a Honda Fit because it was really all he needed. But on the...

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