Fossil fuels are dirty business, from exploration to consumption and every step in between, but one Massachusetts-based company is looking to revolutionize the energy industry by pioneering a new way to farm sustainable fuel. Continue Reading...
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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...
Looking to get your hands on a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf? Are you always an early-adopter? Well, VW is auctioning off the first of these all-electric cars in the U.S. and proceeds from the sale will help an environmental charity. Continue Reading...
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...
In case owning a designer electric vehicle just wasn’t enough BMW has introduced an interesting solar carport concept that tops-off your EV’s battery while looking good at the same time. Continue Reading...
When Tesla’s more affordable electric car reaches consumers, it won’t come with the previously expected Model E name. Continue Reading...
Ford has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in fines for violating air-quality laws. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) this penalty relates to the sale of vehicles in the Golden State with non-compliant on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems . Continue Reading...
Heads up EV fans, Kia is on track to launch its first global battery-powered vehicle in 2016. Continue Reading...
The days of women being attracted to men behind the wheels of sporty Porsches and luxurious BMWs could be coming to an end, according to a recent survey. Continue Reading...
It’s not every day you get to sit inside a concept car, and driving one is an even rarer occurrence since these special vehicles are typically one-offs that are more precious than gold to automakers. Against the odds AutoGuide got a very brief test drive of the beautiful Infiniti Emerg-E show car at the Nissan… Continue Reading...
When it comes to cars, the color green isn’t just to signify eco-friendly anymore. Continue Reading...
California is home to the most green car shoppers in the nation, with eight of the top 10 cities actually located on the west coast. 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...
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) just granted the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid access to Green Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing drivers access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Continue Reading...
For the second year in a row, Toyota has been named Best Global Green Brand by Interbrand, a worldwide company that is devoted to brand management. This title is not just for car makers, as Toyota was competing with every other major global company. Continue Reading...
Toyota is deepening its partnership with BMW by agreeing to supply the German automaker with hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The companies first partnered in December of last year with BMW supplying Toyota with small diesel engines for the European market in exchange for Toyota’s lithium-ion hybrid systems and research. Continue Reading...
Ford announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging people to adopt a lifestyle devoted to environmental sustainability. The program includes a national electric vehicle education program, a multi-city tour, and finally the debut of a 10-film short documentary series. Ford’s documentary series, The Big SHFT: 10 Innovators Changing Our World, goes beyond the automotive sector… Continue Reading...
Is your car using too much gas? Price for gasoline is getting up there, and if you’re not careful enough while driving, you could be spending a lot more than you have to on fuel. There’s some good and bad news for those looking to get better mileage with each tank. First, the good: it… Continue Reading...
Ford is making some impressive headway in its use of green materials. Earlier this year, the automaker announced that it would be using recycled bottles for making the seating material found in the Escape’s interior. Now, Ford will be using a south Asian plant in the construction of the Escape’s doors. The plant, which is called kenaf,… 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...
Electric cars not green enough for you? How about a solar powered car? Ford will be working with SunPower, an established solar provider, to build a solar energy system for the Focus electric vehicle that goes on sale later this year. Solar panels will be mounted on the car owner’s house or garage, to power… Continue Reading...
A new global survey from the international brand consultancy Interbrand, has named Toyota, the world’s greenest brand. The award was based on environmental performance coupled with public perception of a brand’s environmental sustainability. Data was collected from the world’s leading markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Brazil and India. The report gave… Continue Reading...
Recently, Formula One has take a greener turn, becoming more environmental by exchanging high-revving V8 engines for 1.6-liter turbo sixes in 2014. In addition, changes to the 2012 regulations now make it mandatory that F1 cars run entirely on electric power for the entire time they’re in the pit lane. Rule 5.19 of the revised… Continue Reading...
With the rise of turbochargers as a “green” technology, the lifespan of superchargers looked numbers as their popularity decreased, with the belt driven forced induction systems appearing only on high-end V6 and V8 powered sports cars. While superchargers delivery power in a smooth, linear manner, their cost, complexity and noise has relegated them to near… Continue Reading...