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Good Job, America: Cars Are Far More Efficient, Cleaner Than 2007

Good Job, America: Cars Are Far More Efficient, Cleaner Than 2007

Smaller and more efficient vehicles are becoming more popular in the U.S., so it should be no surprise to learn that fuel economy figures have climbed steadily since 2007. DON'T MISS: Speed Limiters May Be Mandated On 18-Wheelers, Could Cut Top Speed To 68 MPH New data from the University of... read more

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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Passes Landmark Law Requiring Many More Zero-Emission Vehicles

Last Friday, the influential California Air Resources Board adopted new emission rules that will require carmakers to sell increasing number of zero-emission vehicles in the... read more January 30, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Start Stop Technology Likely Coming To Your Next Car

Most of us who grew up driving four-cylinder, carbureted economy cars are familiar with start-stop technology. Thirty years ago, it wasn’t a selling point, but rather... read more June 30, 2011 by  4


 
Volt Fuel Economy Sticker

No Letter Grade: The Car Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has abandoned the idea of using letter grades to reflect the fuel economy and greenhouse... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

NADA Clarifies Position On California Ruling

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has clarified their position to TheCarConnection concerning a recent court ruling that allows California to continue to... read more May 1, 2011 by 


 
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

California Planning To Retire Cars Earlier

The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) is planning to up the ante on its vehicle retirement program. There are over three million vehicles in California that are 15 years... read more August 18, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Blue Oval Gets A Little Greener

We talk a lot about green rides here at TCC -- in fact, the HighGearMedia family boasts several sites that rank eco-friendliness among their top priorities. But as interested... read more June 16, 2010 by 


 
Natural Gas Hybrid Camry

Two Tales Of Texas Tell Different Stories About Big Oil

We all know that oil is a limited resource. We also know that America is hugely dependent on the stuff, and that much of it comes from foreign sources, which puts the U.S. in... read more February 17, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (Formerly Known As The CL)

Major automakers spend a lot of time and energy developing product lines to fit every nook and cranny of their client base. Nowhere is that more evident than at... read more December 23, 2009 by  1


 
2009 bentley continental supersports 003

Bentley Launches New, Possibly Hybrid Powertrain In 2011

Bentley isn't known for making gas-sippers. In fact, some of its current models rank among the least fuel-efficient in the country (down to the single digits). But that... read more October 8, 2009 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

German Luxury Brands Face Uncertain Future In U.S.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, new fuel efficiency and emissions regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation could... read more October 2, 2009 by  3


 
gas pump

Automakers: More Ethanol In Gas Might Lead To More Problems

Fill up at almost any pump today and you're likely to see a reminder that what you think of as gasoline can contain up to 10 percent ethanol. The effect of that much ethanol... read more September 30, 2009 by 


 
Barack Obama

New Regs Seek 5% Annual Boost In Efficiency Through 2016

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled the new auto emissions and efficiency standards that we've been expecting since last week. Those regulations, which kick in during the... read more September 16, 2009 by 


 
diesel exhaust pipe

Chamber Of Commerce, NADA Oppose EPA's California Ruling

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency were preparing to release their first-ever joint... read more September 11, 2009 by 


 
diesel exhaust pipe

Nationwide Emissions Regulations May Be Released This Week

Environmentalists and bureaucrats have reason to celebrate: the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are preparing to issue their... read more September 8, 2009 by 


 
'Please Stop the Idling' rap, sponsored by Livable Streets Initiative

Not-So-Idle Kids Rap About Idling In Traffic

We're all about education here at TCC, and we think programs like the Livable Streets Initiative's "Street Films" project are pretty gosh darned awesome -- especially when... read more July 22, 2009 by 


 
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