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Automakers: More Ethanol In Gas Might Lead To More Problems

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 on your car is relatively benign; it's been allowed since 1978 and over more than three decades the ethanol, mostly sourced... read more

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'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 0

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S

Audi Says Diesel Isn't a Dirty Word for Familes to Fear

Diesel equals smelly and dirty, right? Wrong! highlights this with more information on how far diesel cars have come. More than half the cars in Europe... read more June 23, 2009 by 0

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Cash For Clunkers: Junk Legislation?

As our own Richard Read reported this morning, there's news from Capitol Hill that the "Cash For Clunkers" legislation is moving forward. Who could be against a program that... read more June 10, 2009 by 7

Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

California Already Looking Beyond 35 MPG

With the ink hardly dry on new 35-mpg fuel economy rules, California's already embarking on the next set of guidelines for emissions beyond 2016. Reuters reports that the... read more May 20, 2009 by 2

Duck Punch

CAFE + Cash for Clunkers: The One-Two Punch to Your Wallet

Ready for a Ford Focus that costs as much as a Fusion--or a more expensive used car? Today's announcement of new fuel-economy regulations by the Obama administration means... read more May 19, 2009 by 4

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The 42-MPG Era Is Here: Obama's New Fuel Economy Rules Coming Tomorrow

America's car and trucks will be subject to a much tougher fuel economy standard, if President Obama's new plan to fuse the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... read more May 18, 2009 by 12

2010 Subaru Forester with green-roof option

2010 Subaru Forester Gets Revolutionary 'Green Roof' Option

Nature-loving lesbians everywhere will surely rejoice at the introduction of Subaru's new environmentally-friendly, CO2 reducing, organic rooftop carpeting just announced for... read more April 1, 2009 by 3

Tata Nano

Tata Nano Hits The Market, Environmentalists Sound Alarm

Many have hailed Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, for doing what seemed the impossible; designing, engineering, and building a incredibly cheap vehicle (approximately... read more March 23, 2009 by 5

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine

New Type Of Re-Gen Braking To Yield Air/Gasoline Hybrid Car?

The concept of re-generative braking is not new; gasoline/electric hybrids have been using the concept for some time to turn deceleration of mass into electron storage. But a... read more March 23, 2009 by 1

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Toilet Paper Even Less Eco-Friendly Than Hummer H2?

Tender U.S. backsides are, so say environmentalists, wreaking more environmental devastation than their owners' thirsty gas-guzzling cars, sprawling McMansions, or penchant... read more February 27, 2009 by 6

2009 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Komfort

Fuel-Cell-Powered Volkswagen Passats Invade California

Volkswagen announced today that they are bringing over 16 more fuel cell vehicles to join the California Fuel Cell Partnership demonstrations in Sacramento, Calif. The... read more February 23, 2009 by 0

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

VW Announces Suite Of Efficient 'BlueMotion Technologies'

Calling their suite of fuel-saving technology "a new world of efficiency," Volkswagen today announced a wide range of technologies and engines designed to stretch mpg on many... read more February 2, 2009 by 2

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Volvo Bans Chromium From Leather, Car Interiors

Erin Brockovich would be pleased to hear that going forward, all Volvo interior materials will be chromium-free. Chromium is commonly used in the leather tanning process, and... read more January 26, 2009 by 0

diesel exhaust pipe

Mich., Ca. Differ On Emissions Regs: What Should Obama Do?

Tree-huggers on the left coast, championed by Conan-No-Longer-The-Barbarian Schwarzenegger, want to impose strict new standards that would dictate a 30 percent reduction in... read more January 23, 2009 by 2

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Veggie Across America: 1982 Benz 300TD Gets Makeover

In addition to driving 3,000 miles on waste vegetable oil in an old-skool Benz that I converted, the December cross-country adventure had an admittedly vain component; a... read more January 18, 2009 by 1


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