As we noted in our roundup of most popular stories last year, the topic of covering pickup trucks turned controversial on Green Car Reports this year. It started with a story on how what technologies we expect to be used for the 2015 Ford F-150 to boost its fuel economy from the current 18 mpg combined to 22 mpg combined or higher. MORE: 2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford Vs Chevy Vs Ram, Who's Best? That drew enough negative comments that we wrote another piece, explaining why we cover pickup trucks on the site--which drew even more comments, more than 380 as of today. Faithful reader and...
Electric Car Buyers Like, Feel Better Driving Them: UK Survey
Electric car drivers have long had a little secret: The cars are generally much nicer to drive than gasoline cars. Now a new survey done at London Metropolitan University in England shows that despite initial skepticism, drivers of the plug-in vehicles came to like them better than gasoline cars in...John Voelcker
Buying a Green Car: It's All About Being Seen Being Green
On the surface, buying a "green car" often doesn't make sense. Or rather, it doesn't make dollars and cents: The extra cost of the necessary technology--whether it's a hybrid, a clean diesel, or a plug-in electric car--is often never recouped in fuel savings. So why do people do it? Turns out it's...John Voelcker