cars

7 Fuel-Efficient Car Options That Aren’t Hybrids

I’ve learned from renting cars and going on road trips with friends that the fuel economy of different vehicles varies widely. Although some of this relates to the condition of a car, such as having deflated tires or a clogged air filter,…

What Happens To Your Car At The End Of Its Life Cycle?

While environmentally conscious consumers—and automakers—put a lot of emphasis on cars that operate efficiently, just as important is what happens to those cars when they’re done operating. After all, more than 12 million vehicles were scrapped…..

Green In All The Wrong Places

Green In All The Wrong Places in All the Wrong Places: The Scam That is the Hybrid I am as planetarily conscious as the next guy, but I’m also practical. Apparently those two things go together like oil and water. …

Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced for 2012

Ed Begley Jr. chatting up green vehicles at Forward with Ford conference.

The LA Auto Show is rolling around and so is the 7th annual Green Car of the Year, selected by Green Car Journal and a panel of jurors. Dozens of vehicles that will hit the roa…

Could Land Rover Be Serious About Going Green?

While Peugeou’s 60+mpg diesel hybrid crossover and Volvo’s AWD diesel plug-in hybrid may offer some promise of a greener all wheel drive vehicle, SUVs and crossovers aren’t generally popular with us TreeHuggers. Land Rover has been making noises for …

Is London Considering Paris-Style Electric Car Sharing?

The huge Parisian electric car sharing network that just launched is a powerful symbol for a new economic model. Combining the environmental benefits of electric cars with the environmental and social benefits of a collaborative, sharing economy has …

Does Kicking Hybrid Drivers Out of Carpool Lanes Make Traffic Worse for Everyone?

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Up until recently, California has been allowing single occupants to drive in the carpool lanes as long as they are driving gasoline-electric hybrids. But as of July 1st 2011, solo hybrid drivers were no longer entitled to …

Fully Charged Tests Unusual Mia Electric Car (Video)

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From the Ford Transit electric delivery van to the Mitsubishi MiEV to the Nissan Leaf, Robert Llewellyn has been busy documenting the mainstreaming of electric vehicles (EVs)—cars and vans that don’t look out of plac…

A Man & His Electric Car (Video)

Electric cars may be steadily going mainstream, but plenty of folks think ‘steadily’ isn’t fast enough. So one particularly effusive EV lover put together a video extolling the virtues of his Nissan LEAF. It’s hard to believe this isn’t actually a ca…

Paris Launches a Vehicle Sharing Program with 3,000 Electric Cars

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When Paris’ now famous bike share system Velib’ in 2007, it was a pioneer in the field. Now similar programs are popping up in major cities all over the world, and Paris is looking to break the mold again. This week the City…