Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers

The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this three years ago--and updated it since--but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone. The level ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Fiat 500e

All-Electric Cool Little Hatchback “And comin' off the line when the light turns green Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer When I get rubber in all four gears”1 In the summer of 1963 the Beach Boys had the hit ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The New, Improved Prime Plug-in For years, Toyota has danced around electricty, perhaps fearful it would get schocked. But this year the company is back in the electric game (barely) with the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) based on the 2016 Prius Liftback. Plug-in hybrids are ... Read More...

Green Motorsports: Technology Driven Excitement

F1, IndyCar and NASCAR Lead The Way Car racing and the environment: an oxymoron? Not so much as you would think. The world of motorsports has a challenging task to reduce racing’s ecological footprint while raising the public’s perception of racing. Therefore, any incremental steps, wherever possible, add-up to significant progress ... Read More...

Road Test: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Crossover Fuel Economy King When it comes to classifying cars, there are blurry lines. Take the all-new 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid that Kia calls an “urban crossover hybrid vehicle.” Urban translates into the Niro not being available with all-wheel drive, so apparently no country living ahead. So the Niro is a ... Read More...

Top 10 Most Sustainable Cities

ACEEE Ranks Most Energy-Efficient Cities Here’s where you want to live if you drive an electric car. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has been measuring the energy-efficiency of the 51 major American cities for several years. Among the criteria to be a top pick is an active transportation policy ... Read More...