Browsing the "fuel efficiency" Tag

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Ford’s Big Plans for Auto Start-Stop Technology

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 […]

December 18th

Green Business Blog Carnival #21

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, step right up… it’s time once again for the greatest show in the green business blogosphere: the Green Business Blog Carnival! Each week, green bloggers from around the Internets bring you some of the best green business content from the past seven days. Last week, our co-founder Triplepundit played […]

Business Energy Round-Up

Start your week off right! Here’s some of the latest news in the world of renewable energy and cleantech: Ceres has released the first-ever analysis of the climate change practices of the 40 largest world banks. “Corporate Governance and Climate Change: The Banking Sector” ranked banks based on a 14-point checklist that included board of […]

January 13th

Give a Shout-Out to Super (Fuel Efficient) Cars…

And maybe even win some cash. The folks over at PlanetThoughts kicked off their Super-Cars Shout Out Competition today as a way to recognize folks who are contributing to the fight against climate change by driving a high-mileage car. The concept is simple: according to the contest site, We all want to do what we […]

Hypermilers and Nickels Out the Window

Back in January, I wrote a post at Treehugger about the then-current issue of Mother Jones, which included a feature story on “hypermiler” Wayne Gerdes. When I opened the paper yesterday, I discovered that “hypermiling,” or using techniques while driving to increase fuel efficiency, is catching on in the St. Louis area. According to Post-Dispatch […]

Can Your Windshield Affect Your Fuel Efficiency?

If you’re non-mechanical like I am, you can probably name two parts of a car that directly impact fuel efficiency: the accelerator pedal, and the tires. Those of you who understand an automobile’s inner workings can probably rattle off a few more. But few from either group would probably include the windshield. Yet Pittsburgh-based chemical, […]

February 16th