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2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which smartly shuts down the engine when it would otherwise be needlessly idling and automatically (and quickly) restarts it. But plans... read more

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2012 Ford Expedition

Republicans Go Big And Thirsty, Democrats Go Small And Green

The differences between Republicans and Democrats extend beyond mere political ideology. When it comes to buying cars, party loyalists on both sides have distinctly different... read more April 3, 2012 by  4


 
2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion: Fuel-Saving Start-Stop System Priced At $295

If you've ever driven a hybrid, you're likely familiar with the idea: You're sitting at a stoplight, with your foot on the brake pedal, and the engine simply turns off. When... read more April 2, 2012 by  0


 
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Help High Gear Media Win Award For Our Green-Car Coverage!

The site you're reading right now is part of a larger family of auto online publications, and now one of our sister sites is up for an award. Will you help us win it? Green... read more March 29, 2012 by  0


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

How Much Will The Feds Lose On Auto Loans? Not As Much As Feared

Over the past three and a half years, the federal government has gotten a lot of flak for offering low-interest loans to automakers, and automakers have gotten a lot of flak... read more February 13, 2012 by  4


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Is 'Green' Your Top Car Criteria? Check Out The Mitsubishi i-MiEV

It's a fact: shoppers prioritize different things when looking for new cars. Today, people tend to rank fuel economy above all else, but other folks crave reliability, some... read more February 8, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Acura ILX 2.4

2013 Acura ILX First Look: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura showed a concept version of the 2013 ILX sedan at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, and now it's revealing the production version at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. As... read more February 7, 2012 by  1


 
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


 
2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion: Redesigned Mid-Size Family Sedan

As new model introductions go, the reveal at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show of the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan shows just how competitive the family car segment... read more January 12, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Buick Encore

2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Buick is quickly expanding its lineup, what with the Regal and new Verano, but it needs an encore to the Enclave. And that is exactly what it is naming its new compact... read more January 10, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion: Live Detroit Show Photos

The 2012 Detroit auto show is up to speed, and one of the most important new vehicles from the show is live now on the show floor at Cobo Center. The 2013 Ford Fusion arrives... read more January 9, 2012 by  0


 
Anne Proffit photo

2012 Mazda Mazda3: Quick Drive

Car manufacturers can rant all they want about this or that new technology, but until you've had an opportunity to truly try it for yourself, how do you know what's true?... read more January 3, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: First Drive Review

Chevrolet's car fortunes are on the upswing, the momentum generated by new vehicles like the beautifully finished Cruze compact sedan and the eager little Sonic hatchback... read more December 14, 2011 by  3


 
2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape: All-New Crossover Unveiled At LA Auto Show

Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford takes the wraps off one of its most significant new vehicles, the 2013 Ford Escape compact crossover. It's the first... read more November 15, 2011 by  11


 
2012 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models

Subaru is about to embark on a new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of... read more September 30, 2011 by  2


 
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Image: Flickr user Pierre LaScott

Governor Kicks Off Car-Free Week - In His SUV

After declaring this “Car-Free Week” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick was caught by Boston’s CBS affiliate being driven to work... read more September 20, 2011 by  1


 
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