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Ridesharing Startups Lyft, Sidecar, And Uber Get The Green Light In California
Ridesharing Startups Lyft, Sidecar, And Uber Get The Green Light In California

A handful of trends have dramatically reshaped the auto industry over the past few years. Some, like hybrid and electric technology, are affecting the kinds of cars we drive, while others, like ridesharing, are having a more fundamental influence on our relationship with those vehicles. Though...Read More»

Green HOV-Lane Sticker
California's Plug-In Hybrid & EV Drivers Get 4 More Years (Of HOV Lane Access)

Between the tax breaks and the social status boosts, California's car shoppers have plenty of reasons to consider electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. But given the traffic congestion in the state's major cities, perhaps no perk has been more attractive than HOV lane access. In case you missed it...Read More»

Traffic
You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which cars and trucks traveled 263 billion miles on U.S. roadways. That's a drop of 1.7% compared to August 2010, and perhaps more...Read More»

2005 Toyota Prius
End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

Avego ride-sharing app
Hey, Seattle: Commutes Go Quicker With Avego's Ride-Sharing App

When folks think of Seattle, they tend to think of a green city -- one that's pedestrian- and bike-friendly, with lots of opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities. And Seattle is all those things, but it's also known for its traffic. In fact, last year, the city ranked as one of the worst...Read More»

No hitchhiking
Daimler Becomes A Yenta For Carpoolers With Car2gether

Zimride. eRideShare. Match.com. Every few months, it seems like someone new is trying to arrange hook-ups between carpoolers. Now, it's Daimler's turn. Daimler has announced plans to launch a new social media service called Car2gether. Much like those other ride-sharing services, Car2gether relies...Read More»

Zimride
Zimride: The Perfect Marriage Of Cars And Social Media?

People become obsessed with cars for very different reasons. Some are interested in speed and performance. Others focus on green tech and fuel efficiency. Zimride is a carpooling service that speaks to both groups, and its intuitive, social media interface sets it apart from the pack. In a...Read More»

Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson
Prius Owners Beware: CA Carpool Lane Stickers Expire In 2011

No, it's not just because there are too many hybrids in the carpool lane. New hybrid owners have already been denied those coveted yellow carpool stickers for some time but those with the stickers continue to enjoy driving solo in the carpool lane—for another 15 months, that is. California's...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky Red Line
Sky, Challenger and HHR: Three Cars I Want for the Carpool Line

Family cars are a necessity of life--but sometimes, moms and dads just need to dream. My car is cool enough for me--it's a 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT. It still gets a nifty 30 miles per gallon, even though I'm doing mostly city driving now. In the Detroit suburbs, I used to put 20-some thousand miles on...Read More»

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