The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers. Continue Reading...
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Clean, safe water is a precious resource that’s easy to take for granted until you don’t have access to it. In recent years Ford has worked to dramatically reduce the amount of H2O consumed during vehicle development and production at its global facilities Continue Reading...
It’s no secret Fisker Automotive is in trouble. The maker of premium electric cars is clinging to life by its fingernails. One more setback could send them plummeting into the fiery abyss of financial ruin. Still, even if they roll snake eyes the firm’s founder has more than a few thoughts on what future transportation… Continue Reading...
Toyota supports environmental consciousness by holding the annual Lexus Eco Challenge competition, encouraging middle and high school students to practice eco-friendliness in creative ways. Since the program’s inception, $4 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to middle and high school students for their distinguished projects. “Through this program, more than 25,000 participants have demonstrated… Continue Reading...
If you tell the McGees that their house looks like a scrap heap, they won’t be offended. That’s because it’s made from salvaged car roofs. The McGees’ family homestead was designed by Leger Wanaselja Architecture and uses over 100 salvaged car roofs. The plan was to build a house that was eco-friendly by using green… Continue Reading...
If you’re looking for an excuse to ditch your car and find a more eco-friendly way to commute, but are finding it hard to commit, take the Undriving challenge and apply for your Undriver License. Based out of Seattle, Undriving.org wants you to find other ways to get around. You can walk, bike, take public… Continue Reading...
With the release of Ford’s electric Focus hatchback around the corner, Ford is looking to educate consumers on eco-friendly vehicles. They’ve teamed up with SHFT.com, a website developed by actor Adrian Grenier (from Entourage) and film producer Peter Glatzer to promote green and eco-consciousness to younger consumers. Ford is chipping in by funding a series… Continue Reading...
You drive so much, you might as well move into your car permanently. It’s a good thing someone thought of the Habitat micro home. The marvellous idea of designer Jon Salerno, the Habitat micro home combines your car and your home in one convenient location. The design features a small car that’s docked underneath the… Continue Reading...
Who says that highways can’t be green? Not the environmentally friendly folks in Carmel, Indiana. They’ve built a double teardrop roundabout that may be the greenest highway intersection in the United States. When the time came for the city to make a major upgrade to Keystone Parkway, one of their busiest intersections, they decided to… Continue Reading...
Audi is all about harnessing the sun for its power. In fact, at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Audi plans for its e-tron models to have their batteries charged with current obtained directly from photovoltaic equipment on the plant site. That’s not all they’re using the sun for – by the end of the year,… Continue Reading...
Putting a new spin on “reduce, reuse and recycle,” Ford has announced they’re going to give old blue jeans a new lease on life. If you’re buying a 2012 Focus (on sale early next year in North America and Europe), Ford will be using cotton from recycled clothing for carpet backing and sound-absorption materials inside… Continue Reading...
If you’re a woman and you’re looking to get lucky, you may want to think about driving a cleaner car to get some more dating action. Who knew that driving green was good for your love life? In the 2010 Timberland Eco-Love Survey, results showed that American men had a better opinion about women who… Continue Reading...