A lack of tailpipe emissions generally provides the Nissan LEAF with plenty of green cred, but the company hasn’t stopped there: innovative recycled materials are also a part of the package.
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Last week, I made a very quick trip to Detroit to attend Ford’s North American International Auto Show press preview (disclaimer: Ford paid for my trip). A number of exciting announcements made, including the revelation of its automated Fusion hybrid research vehicle (which was very cool to see), and plans for new plants (and jobs). On […]
Give much thought to that clunker that you traded in for a new one, or donated to a charity? Probably not: you hand it over, keys and all, and assume that the dealer, charity, and/or stockyard will take care of that old vehicle in a responsible manner. But do they?
Can a hybrid car or electric vehicle end up saving you money on insurance and maintenance costs? Check out the details in this infographic.
Looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Making smarter transportation choices can make a big difference.
Still driving a clunker? That’s not surprising: times are tough, and credit’s tight. But even if you’re not ready to invest in a new vehicle, you don’t want to burn more gas then necessary. MPGOMatic’s planned video series “Ain’t Fuelin” will show you how to upgrade that clunker into a fuel-efficient ride…
Green consumer products usually are more expensive than traditional counterparts, but other sustainable lifestyle choices may save you money in the long run. This infographic takes a look at some of the greener options you might choose over a lifetime.
Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below). Given that we’ve covered recycling of old cars in the past, it’s an important but not widely discussed topic, and there are some pretty interesting stats here, I thought it’d be something fun to share here. Here’s a particularly shocking statistic […]
Old cars can be a veritable fire hose of pollutants. From leaking fluids to rusting metal, junk cars harm your lawn, your neighborhood, and the environment. There are more than enough reasons to get that car off your lot and into the hands of a responsible recycler. Junk that car, sell it, or even find […]
Slowly, it seems that everyone is waking up to the dangerous potential of our dinosaur-sized carbon footprints. And speaking of dinosaurs, perhaps the worst contributor to world-wide CO2 emissions is fossil fuel consumption. One of the driving forces behind all of these emissions is, well, driving. Between personal travel, commercial transport and construction and maintenance, […]
The recipient delivery was broadcast on Facebook.com and the LEAF owner is Olivier Chalouhi. Olivier is a San Francisco Bay Area resident and was the first person in the US to place a Nissan LEAF order.
It seems that we are finding a new use for solar power everyday. Whether it’s grid-tie applications*, lighting*, or backup power*, solar is rapidly becoming our green energy alternative of choice. Solar is rapidly evolving as the technology and applications for it are changing daily. In this light, here are 3 great contests that are […]
By Lester R. Brown At a time when excessive pressures on the earth’s land and water resources are of growing concern, there is a massive new demand emerging for cropland to produce fuel for cars—one that threatens world food security. Although this situation had been developing for a few decades, it was not until Hurricane […]