Tag: Green

Hybrid Loyalty Disappearing With Falling Gas Prices

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Rising gas prices had everyone running to trade in their big, gas-guzzling vehicles for hybrids. Now that gas prices have come back down (for now), those hybrid fans aren’t staying so loyal to their fuel efficient cars. Electrics and hybrids that were touted as the next big thing to save at the pump and help the environment are losing their luster. Continue Reading »

Audi Just Created A New Synthetic Fuel— And That’s A Huge Deal

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Electric, hydrogen, and even wind power have all been labeled as viable options in our endless pursuit for alternative energy. So far, none have proven to be a serious option for the long term. But Audi thinks it might have its own answer— it’s called “e -benzin,” and it’s the first successful synthetic fuel the automaker has created without the use of petroleum. Continue Reading »

Buy Your Kids an Incredible Electric ‘Supercar’ They’ll Literally Grow Out Of

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Read this list of features: seven-inch Android tablet PC smart system, variable driving modes, MP3 player and stereo speakers, polycarbonate exterior body, leather bucket seat & seat belt harness, LED headlight. Sounds legit, right? Seems like a sales sheet for a car you’d consider buying, no? Well, you can certainly buy one, but considering the Broon F830 Sport is 51 inches long and 26 inches wide, you’re not going to be the one behind the wheel. Continue Reading »

Study Shows 25 Percent of Cars Cause 90 Percent of Vehicular Pollution

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As the fight to move toward renewable energy continues, a new study from the University of Toronto shows alarming and interesting information. According to the findings, 25 percent of cars on the road are causing 90 percent of the pollution coming from vehicle emissions. Continue Reading »

Two Plug-In Hummers Prepare to Tackle First Hybrid Trip to South Pole

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Santa has made it clear on how to get to the North Pole without expending any fossil fuels, but what about the South Pole? That’s an entirely different story, and Zero South holds the pen and pad (it’d be laptop now, I guess?). Continue Reading »

Host of ‘Mud, Sweat & Gears’ Drives a 500HP Electric Hatchback

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Jonny Smith, presenter on the UK’s Fifth Gear and an all around car nut, has been a mainstay of British television for years. His new show, BBC America’s Mud, Sweat & Gears, has earned Smith a good deal of screen time on US tubes as well. But when he’s not filming, he’s apparently wrenching.  Continue Reading »

This BMW i3 Doubles as a Mobile ATM

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The easiest way to get cash quickly is to head to the nearest ATM. They’re on just about every corner in every city, but even if you’re out in the country you’re likely to find one at every bank. Still, you might not feel like making the stop, so one Polish bank is bringing the ATM to you. Continue Reading »

The Classic Volkswagen Microbus Could Return as an EV…Maybe

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If rednecks and hippies share anything, it’s the fact that both groups have almost nothing in common. If you doubt this fact, then try asking members of each tribe to voice their opinions on war, gay marriage, or, if you really want to stir the pot, the current occupant of the White House. Continue Reading »

Watch Tesla’s Model X Prototype Swerve Around on the Highway

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It may have made its debut appearance in 2012, but the days, weeks, and months are slowly ticking down on Elon Musk’s all-new Tesla Model X. The electric crossover is expected to ship out to customers in early 2016, and with that imposing deadline likely comes a great deal of testing.  Continue Reading »

The Toyota Mirai is Literally Fueled by Bull Crap

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Fuel cell vehicles offer tremendous efficiency gains and have been the talk of future motoring for years. But they aren’t without their detractors. Many cite a lack of critical infrastructure and refueling systems as a hamper to widespread adoption, while others simply call the mass viability of the fuel cell vehicle a pipe dream.  Continue Reading »