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Couple Shoots for World Record in VW TDI

Couple Shoots for World Record in VW TDI

Australians John and Helen Taylor are one frugal couple. In 2006, they set a Guinness World Record by driving around the world using 24 tanks of fuel in a Volkswagen Golf. They hope to best the current U.S. cross-country miles-per-gallon record on a drive across America with one of VW's newly... read more

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McDonald's meal

ExxonMobil, Shell...and Mickey Ds?

Biodiesel's nothing new to greenies and assorted car communists like's own Colin Mathews (stay tuned for his first drive in VW's new TDI later this... read more July 29, 2008 by  1

Prius with environmental message

NextCruise: A Look and a Ride in Tomorrow's Green Machines

Blink your eyes and you might not even notice when you pass through Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. The sign on Woodward Avenue says both "hello" and "goodbye." But next month, it... read more July 22, 2008 by  1

2009 BMW 335d Spy Shots

2009 BMW 335d Spied!

BMW is in the midst of its final testing for the U.S.-spec 335d--the first diesel-powered Bimmer to be sold in North America. The introduction of the 335d will coincide with... read more July 8, 2008 by  7

2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC Preview

Mercedes-Benz Maps Out 20 Percent Fuel Economy Boost

While a wide range of powertrain possibilities, including gasoline and diesel hybrids along with fuel cells, are possible over the long term, the German automaker plans to... read more July 7, 2008 by  5

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

Jetta Diesel Starts in the Low $20s

Your diesel love will come cheap from Volkswagen, according to a press release today from cosmopolitan Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen of America says the new diesel versions... read more June 18, 2008 by  7

Alanis Morrissette and Mercedes-Benz BlueTec E320

Mercedes and, Apparently, Alanis Morissette Get in Bed Together

Man, Avril Lavigne is starting to look old. What? You say it's actually logorrheic Canadian chanteuse Alanis Morissette right there alongside a Bluetec-equipped Mercedes-Benz... read more June 10, 2008 by  1

2008 Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Concept

Audi A3 Gets the Clubsport Treatment

Audi's shown us a Clubsport concept spun off the TT, but now it's time for the A3 to get some love--the diesel A3, that is. This Audi A3 TDI Clubsport quattro concept starts... read more May 16, 2008 by  0

International LoneStar

Mr. President-to-Be: How About Cutting DIESEL Taxes?

If you’ve lived through enough elections, you come to expect the pious promises from politicians who are shocked, shocked, I say, over some bit of negative economic news... read more May 15, 2008 by  5


Alt-Fuelers Make Big Gains

Green is growing, according to new data released today by marketing analysts at R.L. Polk. Polk says that according to its numbers, sales of alternative-fuel automobiles... read more April 7, 2008 by  3


VW Hoping for a Little Diesel Mania

It's the moment that old-school greenies and hardcore cheapskates alike have been waiting for: the second coming of the Volkswagen diesel engine. And it's coming at the end... read more April 3, 2008 by  20


A5 TDI Nearly Outmuscles S5

You probably wouldn’t expect a car that bears the declaration, “the cleanest diesel in the world,” to be much fun to drive. But the A5 3.0 TDI — one of... read more March 13, 2008 by  8


Geneva Accord Redux

Photos of Honda's new Accord and Accord Tourer (wagon) were first released several weeks ago, but the automaker showed the vehicle in the flesh for the first time on its... read more March 4, 2008 by  2


Big-Screen Biodiesel Boost?

More than a decade ago, Joshua Tickell embarked on a nationwide tour with his ‘Veggie Van,’ fueling it with biodiesel for a total of about 25,000 miles of... read more February 12, 2008 by  2


Biofuels: Global Futility?

In recent months, a number of sources, including the U.K. magazine The Ecologist, have suggested that all of the supplementary (and necessary) processes around biofuels... read more February 8, 2008 by  13


Diesels Won’t Do, Lutz Says

Modern diesel engines are unlikely to appeal to Americans despite rising fuel prices, General Motors vice chairman Robert Lutz predicts. Lutz emphasized GM is developing a... read more January 28, 2008 by  22


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