Green Transportation

Getting To the Roots Of the Hybrid/EV Auto Industry

Model of a Gurney steam carriage

A Brief History of Just Where the Idea for Green Cars Came From Did you know that the first hybrid vehicle was made in the 1800s? Or that electric vehicles soared in popularity in the early 1900s? Hybrid vehicles debuted way before the Prius, Duo, and the Civic Hybrid cars made their splash on to the hybrid auto market. While ...

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The Google Car: Environmental Boone or Ecological Bane?

The Google Car

For over a decade, the world has turned to Google to comb the annals of the internet for the answers to its questions. Google has always been a dynamic, groundbreaking company. Now, Google is breaking into the automotive industry, with their characteristically innovative approach. Meet the Google Car, an autonomously driven car that may render human drivers obsolete in the ...

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Top 10 MPG Thieves – Secrets for Staying Greener

MPG

Happiness is directly correlated with MPG. Things have come a long way since the ghastly six MPG of the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda, but so has the price of gasoline. Why put up with it? Especially if you’ve got a new luxury car or a gas guzzler. Here are 10 reasons – and MPG solutions – for your floundering fuel economy. ...

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The Greener Car Choice: Automatic or Manual?

People are often comparing automatic and manual transmissions. Does one offer any clear advantages over the other? Which one of these should you buy when you are shopping for a car? Is one clearly better for the environment? These are important questions because you will be driving your car almost every day. Therefore, you had better be completely satisfied with the type ...

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The Future of Mainstream Cars Looks Cleaner Than Ever before

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck

Engineers are increasingly trying to convert more people from “riding dirty”—in a “green” sense—to driving with the earth’s future in mind. After all, the trips you regularly take to and from work in a car with a traditional gas engine could be shortening the planet’s lifespan and thus snatching away future generations’ opportunity to live normally. In the distant future, ...

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6 Little-Known Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy on a Budget

Eco-Friendly Driving

Today’s automakers are working diligently to produce vehicles with better fuel economy than in years past. From hybrids to fully electric motors, the cars of the future are changing the way we look at transportation. Not only does improving fuel economy save you money at the pump but it helps the environment as well by reducing emissions in the air. ...

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E-motorcycles, Alternative Fuels Rev Bikers’ Interests

alternative fuels

Like cars, SUVs, and just about any combustible-engine vehicle these days, motorcycles can also be customized to perform in a “greener” fashion. Environmentally sensitive bikers have started to modify their motorcycle’s parts to run on alternative or biofuels. More riders are taking an interest, both for the potential impact on Mother Nature and on their wallets. Gasoline is not cheap, ...

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