Road Test: 2016 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel

Two Fuels Power Chevrolet’s Full-Size sedan “Alternative fuel” usually means electricity, biofuels like ethanol or renewable diesel or even (erroneously) gasoline-powered hybrid-electric vehicles. However, one plentiful, inexpensive and clean fuel is underutilized—compressed natural gas or CNG. Honda produced a Civic powered by CNG starting in 1998, but dropped it last year. ... Read More...

Top 10 States Offering Incentives for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Help To Buy Your Electric Dream Car In 2013, governors from seven states (California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to the successful implementation of Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) programs. Pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)——as well as ... Read More...

America’s Top 10 Cleanest Energy & Dirtiest Energy States

Tallying Up the Good Guys & the Rest This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts. America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources ... Read More...

10 Best Car List Shows a Lot of Green

Consumer Reports “Best of” List Shows Influence of Alternative Choices Every year Consumer Reports tallies up the complaints and gripes from its millions of readers and adds in its own staff test conclusions with the result—a list of the 10 Best Cars covering a like number of categories. The list this ... Read More...

Top 10 Green Cars Named

ACEE Organization Picks “Greenest” and “Meanest” Cars Every year the environmental watchdogs at the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy) crunch numbers to come up with their “greenest” cars (along with a mirror image “meanest” list for those on the other end of the scale).  As has happened on ... Read More...

ROAD TEST: 2013 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Different in a good way. When looking at alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid, electric and diesel are the most common options based on sales and choice. One other fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) doesn’t get much attention, probably because there is only one mass-produced CNG-fueled car on the market–the 2013 Honda Civic ... Read More...

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Go On Sale in 2014!

Hyundai, Honda, Toyota Lead With Zero Emission Contenders Story & Photos (except Toyota) By Michael Coates Electric cars running on hydrogen, creating their own electricity as they drive, are officially no longer the cars of the distant future. As Hyundai Motor America president and CEO John Frafcik said last week: "The future ... Read More...

Cars & Technology of the Future

What's Coming in Cars; Some Is Already Here The fifth annual "Future Cars, Future Technology" event put on by the Western Automotive Journalists' association on Oct. 17, offered several glimpses of the future. You could drive a prototype electric Volkswagen Golf, due to go on sale next year, or hear an ... Read More...

Suddenly, Hydrogen Cars Are Back

Of course, they never left, but the relentless focus on pure battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids as available zero emissions transportation solutions has overshadowed the technology that many automakers consider the most “elegant” solution to the challenge of replacing the internal combustion engine. The most recent news is the announcement ... Read More...

Company Turns Trees Into Gasoline Replacement

Update: March 12. ZeaChem announced today that it is now producing commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its Oregon plant. The goal is to replace the petroleum that powers 96% of our vehicles with something more environmentally friendly, preferably produced domestically and renewable. To that end California has awarded $4.6 million to ... Read More...