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    Guilt-Free Biodiesel: a Global Perspective

    June 10, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Cars

    TreeHuggers have shown some skepticism toward biodiesel, fed in part, we might suppose, by the anti-green spinmeisters of US media, but also by diesel's dirty history. In a mood for a vegetarian car or truck? Redemption is here and getting better all

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    Fiat Punto "Natural Power" Declared Best Green Car of 2005

    June 10, 7:11 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    The Swedish Association of Green Motorists voted the "Natural Power" version of the Fiat Punto the Best Green Car of 2005. What makes that model greener than most cars is that it can operate on either compressed natural gas or regular gasoline. "The

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    Mecu's GoGreen Car Loan

    June 9, 2:19 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    Here’s a curious marketing move. Take out a car loan with Mecu and on your behalf they’ll pay Greenfleet to plant and manage 17 native trees. These are calculated to absorb the 4.3 tonnes of CO2 your car will probably emit over a year. The plantings are

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    DaimlerChrysler's Bionic 70 mpg Concept Car

    June 8, 8:54 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Inspired by the boxfish, DaimlerChrysler's new concept car is a super-aerodynamic (drag coefficient of 0.19, while the Toyota Prius is 0.26 and a model of the boxfish gets the high-score of 0.06) diesel 4-seater that gets 70 mpg (US) while exceeding the

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    Nissan Wants to Sell 50,000 Altima Hybrids a Year

    June 7, 7:41 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Nissan is planning to sell 50,000 units per year of their upcoming Altima hybrid. The newcomer to the hybrid world would like to "catch up" with other automakers, says Tadao Takahashi, Nissan's executive vice president in charge of global

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    NY Times Reporter Test-Drives a Hydrogen Honda

    June 5, 8:29 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    New York Times reporter Jim Motavalli seemed to like his week in a Honda hydrogen fuel cell car. The fact that its range was only 190 miles, that it was worth between one and two million dollars, and that there was nowhere to fill it up did not seem to

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    Bikeshare: Yellow bikes. Yours for the Taking.

    June 2, 7:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    Its hard being into bikes in Toronto. The utilities aim for the bike lanes to make them teeth-rattlingly awful; the Fedex trucks think they are their personal parking lane; drivers do not know that right-side mirrors exist and you risk the door prize

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    BMW Working on Supercapacitor Hybrid

    June 1, 9:10 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Not quite known for making environmentally responsible vehicles, BMW is nonetheless a believer in the hydrogen future, although their version of that future is slightly different from that of most other carmakers and includes internal combustion engines

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    We Get Letters Too - Today Show's Hybrid Driver is in the House

    June 1, 8:53 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    A week ago I wrote about the Today Show's "Great American Gas Challenge"; the idea was to see the real-world impact of driving a hybrid instead of a regular gas-powered car for a family during a vacation. Well, the man who was behind the wheel of that

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    Fossil Fool: Home of the Down Low Glow

    June 1, 8:35 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Treehugging isn't always just about saving massive amounts of energy, or keeping the air free of emissions, or even getting lots of healthy exercise. Sometimes, a little fun in the mix can be just as powerful as all the green products you can find.

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    Car windows up & AC on versus windows down: which is more efficient??

    June 1, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Cars

    Which automotive climate control method is best for the climate in other words? Make a difference if it's all windows down, or just some? Arguing single-mindedly about it, for one approach as the absolute best, will offput others who 'know better'. Need

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    Piedmont Biofuels Co-Op and Energy Blog

    May 31, 12:59 PM by TreeHugger in Cars

    Piedmont Biofuels is an active biodiesel cooperative based in North Carolina. They have a frequently updated "energy blog", with lots of first-hand reports about using biodiesel and biofuel events in the Mid-Atlantic area. They also sell fuel and

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    Optibike 400 Electric Bike

    May 31, 9:00 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Winner of the 2005 Tour de Sol in the "E-bike and NEV" category with a performance almost putting it in another league from its main competitors, the Optibike 400 seems like quite a winning design. Made by Opti-Bike LLC, a company from Colorado, the

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    Schwinn Sting-Ray gets a move on

    May 30, 9:58 AM by Warren McLaren in Cars

    Am in two minds about this one. OK, it sure looks cool. Undeniable. But will making, what is touted as the "the world's fastest selling bicycle of all time", into a souped-up electrical version be good for the planet? Adapting functional commuter

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    Tour de Sol 2005 - The Results are In

    May 30, 8:14 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    A couple of week ago we wrote about the Tour de Sol. Well, now it's over for this year and the results are in. The three main competitions are the Tour de Sol Championship, for cars striving for zero oil use and GHG emissions, the Monte Carlo-style

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    Hase Pino: a Tandem with a View

    May 28, 9:31 AM by Christine Lepisto in Cars

    She sits there, patiently waiting to go, tempting you. Taunting you. Her designers devised a 12,000km (7400 miles) trek across Canada under 240 kg (530 pound) loads to test her. Where will she take you? London to Gibralter? Paris to Peking? New

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    Hybrid Version of Nissan Altima to be Made in USA

    May 28, 8:52 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    After Toyota's announcement about the hybrid Camry, here comes Nissan: "Nissan Motor Co. said it would build gasoline-electric Altima sedans at a U.S. plant starting in late 2006, becoming the second Japanese carmaker to produce hybrid vehicles in the

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    Norway to get Maya 100 Electric Car

    May 27, 8:10 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    In the middle of last week, Electrovaya, a Canadian company, and Miljobil Grenland, a Norwegian one, announced that they were forming a partnership to bring the Maya 100 electric vehicle to Norway and "neighboring countries". I've said it and I'll say it

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