Automotive

How Can We Use Natural Gas In Cars?

July 8, 2012 1 Comment
How Can We Use Natural Gas In Cars?

Q: I recently saw an article extolling the virtues of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive and domestically produced automotive fuel. How can we we use natural gas in cars and how green is it? It is difficult to say which of the growing number of fuel options will power the cars of the future. […]

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The Most Affordable Fuel Efficient Cars for 2012

April 15, 2012 3 Comments
The Most Affordable Fuel Efficient Cars for 2012

Q: Which are the most affordable fuel efficient cars, hybrid and/or all-electric, available to consumers today? Given increased environmental awareness, high gas prices and a continually slumping economy, it’s no wonder that affordable fuel efficient cars are all the rage these days. The best deal going may be Honda’s hybrid, the 42 miles-per-gallon (MPG) Insight […]

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New Automobile Fuel Economy Standards for 2025

February 26, 2012 0 Comments
New Automobile Fuel Economy Standards for 2025

Q: I read that car makers had agreed to up fuel economy standards to an average of about 55 miles per gallon by the year 2025, and that specifics were due to be hammered out by the end of 2011. Did this happen and where do things stand now? After years of wrangling on the […]

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2012 Toyota Prius c Priced Under $19,000, Gets 53 MPG

February 14, 2012 2 Comments
2012 Toyota Prius c Priced Under $19,000, Gets 53 MPG

The newest hybrid car, the Toyota Prius c, will be priced under $19,000 and will achieve an average of 50 MPG, making hybrid technology available to the masses on a much wider scale. The car comes in 4 different “grades” of features, with MSRP prices ranging from $18,950 up to $23,230. The base model comes […]

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Revenge of the Electric Car Available on Netflix Instant

February 7, 2012 2 Comments
Revenge of the Electric Car Available on Netflix Instant

If you are a fan of electric cars and the future of transportation, and have a Netflix Watch Instantly subscription, I have the perfect documentary for you to check out. Revenge of the Electric Car is the follow-up to Who Killed the Electric Car?, and is presented 12 years after General Motors killed their EV1 […]

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Electric Car Sales to Quintuple in 2012

January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Electric Car Sales to Quintuple in 2012

As compared to 2011, sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars is expected to increase fivefold in 2012. According to the website Clean Fleet Report, citing research from technology research firm Gartner, 2012 should see sales of at least 100,000 electric cars, which is a major jump up from the 18,000 sold during 2011. Those […]

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