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2011 Lexus CT 200h: New Hybrid Consideration For Small Family Car

2011 Lexus CT 200h: New Hybrid Consideration For Small Family Car

As hybrids go, the all-new five-passenger 2011 Lexus CT 200h has a lot to like – especially the 42 mpg (combined) fuel economy and better-than-expected handling. It’s certainly no sports car, but it does acquit itself quite well in Sport mode (more about that later). With the entry of... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

Prius Is Dirtier To Build Than Corolla...But Greener Than A Hummer

Which is greener: a Toyota Prius or a Toyota Corolla? They're both roughly the same size, and when you think quick, it seems that the Prius would be the no-brainer choice for... read more October 22, 2010 by  10


 
2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Ford Focus: 40 MPG Expected From Stronger Base Engine

Ford has announced a few more details regarding the standard four-cylinder engine that will be under the hood of most, if not all, 2012 Ford Focus models. And there's truly... read more October 19, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Ford F-150 XL

2011 Ford F-150: New V-6 Gets Top Highway Rating Of 23 MPG

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has revealed fuel economy figures for most of its 2011 F-150 lineup, all pending final EPA approval. And while the numbers aren't yet out for the... read more October 14, 2010 by 


 
Glass of Water  -  Toyota Sweden iPhone app

With A Glass Of Water, Save Ten Percent On Your Fuel Budget

Getting leadfoots to improve gas mileage can be a challenge, and we've heard plenty of novel techniques over the years. "Drive like there's an egg between your foot and the... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come... read more July 7, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Porsche Panamera V-6

2011 Porsche Panamera, Cayenne: Greener With Auto Start Stop

When you're sitting at a stoplight or stuck in traffic—and you're lucky enough to be behind the wheel of a new 2010 Porsche Panamera or 2011 Porsche Cayenne—you might... read more June 28, 2010 by  1


 
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 


 
winter tire

Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year

The next time you need a new set of tires, consider this: Energy-saving low-rolling-resistance tires now cost about the same as other tires, and they could save you a lot in... read more June 4, 2010 by  7


 
Toyota Prius gas cap

Why A Gas Price Spike Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

A surge to $4-a-gallon gas could affect drivers, and local economies, in much more severe ways in Mississippi or Louisiana than in New York or Connecticut. That's one of the... read more March 17, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Hummer H3

HUMMER News: H3 Deemed Fuel-Efficient, H1-Spawning Humvee Dies

We haven't heard a lot about HUMMER lately. The closing of its sale to Chinese firm Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery has been delayed several times, vehicle sales... read more February 16, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta sedan

Gas Prices Are Up…But Small-Car And Hybrid Interest Down?

A continued rise in fuel prices means that people migrate to smaller vehicles and those that get higher fuel economy. Right? Well that's what common sense might lead us to... read more February 11, 2010 by  11


 
2010 Ford Edge SE

2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving... read more February 2, 2010 by 


 
Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant

V-Vehicle Is Vying For $320 Million In DOE Loans

In June of last year, the Department of Energy announced $8 billion of low-interest loans for automakers in the first round of funding from its $25 billion Advanced... read more January 27, 2010 by  6


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
GasCubby iPhone app by AppCubby

Today In Apps: Honeywell's Sponsored Version Of 'GasCubby'

There are so many free apps available on iTunes that iPhone/iPod Touch users can be averse to paying for them. No doubt that's inhibited the growth of AppCubby's handy-dandy... read more December 28, 2009 by 


 
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