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    New York Unveils Plan to Be More Bicycle-Friendly

    April 29, 9:53 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Perhaps because Mayor Bloomberg's plan for congestion pricing in New York City has failed, the Big Apple is now trying to make up for it by becoming more bicycle-friendly. As it is, 112,000 New Yorkers bicycle on an average day, an increase of 10%

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    McCain Wants a Gas Tax Holiday; What About the Dems?

    April 28, 6:29 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We already know that John McCain is advocating for a suspension of the federal gas tax for the summer in order to ease the recession. But what about the two democratic candidates? Well, as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton take their battle for the

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    Take Your Natural-Gas Vehicle to Utah!

    April 27, 8:06 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We recently covered the low gas prices in New Jersey, the high cost of diesel nationwide, and the possibility that gas will reach $7 per gallon in four years. These factors have forced some behavioral changes in drivers, especially given the overall

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    Pay As You Drive (PAYD) Insurance: A Way to Address Negative Externalities

    April 21, 8:28 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We're all familiar with the concept of negative externalities: the behavior of one person has negative impacts on another person (or society as a whole), yet the person causing those impacts doesn't pay for them. Writing about this concept as it applies

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    Obama Appeals to Crucial Train Swing Vote

    April 20, 10:25 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We are already familiar with Senator Barack Obama's appeal to the crucial bicycle swing vote (between the three remaining candidates, his platform is the only one that even mentions cycling). Now, with the all-important Pennsylvania primary fast

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    New Jersey Enjoys Low Gas Prices

    April 18, 9:13 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    With gas prices expected to top $4 a gallon this summer, everyone from truckers to commuters are both unhappy and concerned. Some, however, are less concerned than others. In New Jersey, for instance, it's still possible to find stations selling gas

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    Bad Karma as Tesla Sues Maker of Fisker Karma

    April 15, 9:16 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley startup that just delivered its first production electric vehicle, has filed sued against Henrik Fisker, "a Danish-born designer who is known for his work on high-end exotic sports cars," and who was hired by Tesla "to

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    Retired NYC Subway Cars Creating a Reef off the Coast of Delaware

    April 14, 5:39 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    If you think subway cars are only useful so long as they are efficiently carrying urban travelers from point A to point B, well, you're wrong! It turns out that hundreds of retired New York City subway

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    Is a 17-foot long Smart Car Still Smart?

    April 13, 7:49 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We've already seen smart cars made to look like monster trucks, but now a British company called Carbonyte UK has taken the diminutive Smart ForTwo, cut it in half, and stretched it to 17 feet. They are calling the end-product a Smaaart car, and they

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    UNEP: Mediterranean Can No Longer Be a Garbage Dump

    April 12, 1:48 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    As of May 1, 2009, ships will no longer be allowed to dump waste into the Mediterranean. The new rules, announced by the United Nations Environment Programme, ban the dumping of "all plastics, including but not limited to synthetic ropes, synthetic

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    It's Still Garbage, But At Least It's a Hybrid!

    April 8, 9:48 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Hybrid garbage trucks are a lot like solar powered trash compactors: namely, somewhat ironic. Still, the fact of the matter is that garbage trucks are big, heavy and, for the foreseeable future, going to continue hauling our garbage away (never mind

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    Find Flights Annoying? Now Combine Flying With Loud Cell Phone Conversations!

    April 7, 8:12 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    As airlines try to save money by cutting flights and even using lighter meal carts, combined with heightened security, lost baggage and the guilt over spewing CO2 into the atmosphere, it seems flying couldn't get any more unpleasant. But now, thanks to

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    Airlines Shaving Costs Everywhere They Can

    April 6, 5:21 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We recently covered truckers protesting the high price of diesel, but truckers aren't the only people concerned about rising fuel costs. Airlines, whose largest expense is now fuel, are taking action, and they are doing more than cutting flights to

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    Chevy Malibu+ Lithium-Ion= Chevy Volt?

    April 5, 10:08 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    The Chevy Volt, expected to debut in 2010, will quite possibly be the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) from any of the major automakers (of course, Toyota might have something to say about that). Regardless of when the Volt actually

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    Truckers to Protest High Gas Prices?

    April 1, 11:20 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    When diesel costs $4 a gallon in the United States, it does more than force truckers to slow down: it also makes them angry. So angry, in fact, that there has been talk of a nationwide strike today to protest the high price of diesel fuel. So far,

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    New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Unveiled: 50 MPG, But Not For-Sale in U.S.

    March 31, 11:28 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Why is it that so many automakers keep their greener cars out of North-America? Is it that their more efficient models tend to run on diesel, an issue in America both because of strict clean-air requirements and preconceived notions about diesel as a

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    Chicago Police Considering a Switch to the Chevy Tahoe

    March 30, 12:48 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Rising gas prices and carbon emissions are fueling a move towards more efficient vehicles, particularly for municipalities, agencies and other entities with large fleets. For instance, we've seen the Hampshire Police in the UK switch to the Lexus GS

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    Solar-Power Boat Supplemented With Pedal-Power

    March 28, 8:20 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We've seen solar-powered boats, and we've also seen bicycle powered supercomputers, lawnmowers, water purifiers and blenders. So wouldn't it make perfect sense to design a boat that has solar panels and enables passengers to power it by pedaling?


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