• Ultra-Low Emission Cars: Your Best Choices - Several manufacturers are working on ultra-low emission cars. Many of them have released at least one model already. This is great news for those who are looking to go green. Plus, you can get some huge benefits from driving them. If you live in the UK, you can expect as much as £5,000 taken off […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • The Environmental Effects of Bio-Diesel   - Bio-diesel has been around ages. Several car manufacturers have allowed the use of bio-diesel-blended fuel in their products. Bio-diesel is a fuel produced from organic sources like vegetable oil and animal fat. Its production is relatively simple and it’s compatible with most diesel engines. Exactly how beneficial is this alternative? There are a few catches. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Scotland Out to Reduce Vehicle Emissions - The Scottish Government announced plans to tackle public sector vehicle emissions recently. The Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay, outlined plans to invest £2.5 million. The initiative will be known as “Switched on Fleets”. The overall aim of the program is to increase the number of electric vehicles being driven in Scotland. More than […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Oregon DOT Testing Gas Tax Replacement - Due to anticipated reductions in fuel tax revenues, the state of Oregon has been contemplating changing its tax system for 12 years.  They piloted alternative programs in 2007 and 2013.  Finally, this year, they’re implementing a new experimental program.  It’s referred to as a road usage tax program.  They’ll be the first state in the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • How Lower Gas Prices and the Recovering Economy are Impacting CO2 Emissions - No one will argue the fact that we are all enjoying the lower gas prices at the moment. In addition, the economy appears to be recovering, perhaps too slowly for some, but definitely in the right direction. Unfortunately, there is a downside to be considered. According to recent numbers released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Europe Gets Tough on Emissions - Recent reports suggest that the EU will soon be adopting tougher standards on vehicle emissions. They will also update their testing rules. The aim is to get results which will be closer to realistic driving conditions. The new standards will come into play in 2016. First of all, however, they will need to be improved […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Dark Side of the Electric Car - Electric cars are on everyone’s mind. Electric cars are cool. Electric cars run on batteries that you can charge by just plugging your car into an ordinary power socket. Electric cars are quiet, sleek-looking and hip. The news of Apple reportedly works on an electric car make headlines in major newspapers. Above all, electric cars […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Electric Car Range and Emissions - If you live in the USA, you might have to think a bit more before you buy an electric car. The reason? Some areas of the States have it better than others. It turns out that a lot of things depend on where you live. The range your car will have and the emissions that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Do Low Emission Cars Have the Power I Need? Are They as Reliable as Gas Powered Cars? - Perhaps ones of the greatest stereotypes related to low emission cars such as hybrids and electric models is that they are notoriously not powerful and unable to accelerate quickly or stay up to speed on the highway without tapping into the fuel supply on the hybrids or running your energy level on an electric car. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Electric Cars, Are They For You? - What is an electric car? Based on its name, electric cars use electrical energy stored in batteries to function. This is in stark contrast to the conventional vehicles, which rely on gasoline or diesel fuel. Why consider an electric car? First, an electric car is quiet and very smooth. What surprises most people about the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • EPA Issues New Guidelines - The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently released stricter guidelines to automakers on fuel economy testing. This came about because of last fall’s investigation of Hyundai and Kia’s inflated fuel economy in its cars. The said investigation resulted in a combined $300 million fine from this violation. To date, this has been the largest penalty for […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Green Cities: A Mini Compilation - Siemens Green City Index is an on-going world research unit that compiles the world’s greenest cities.  Scores are marked on CO2 emissions, transportation options, waste management and governance environment. Which cities scored highly and why?  These are: Vancouver, British Columbia
Compared to other cities of its size, it scored well in C02 emissions and air quality due to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • When is it the Right Time to Trade in Your Truck for Something Safer for the Environment? - Larger vehicles such as trucks and sports utility vehicles are notorious for being “gas guzzlers” and having higher emissions than cars, and especially higher emissions than green vehicles that are hybrids or electric. However, there are many benefits to owning a traditional truck or SUV, especially if you have a large family, move a lot […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Two New Vehicle Competitors Launch in 2017 - With the market rapidly evolving, there is stiff competition for automobile manufacturers, giving you two new reasons to consider an electric car in 2017.  All of the usual suspects are working on better performance in environmentally friendly models.  There are exciting developments being announced all the time.  Up to date, Tesla still has the line […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Two Car Households Continuing to Decline - There’s a laudable trend directly affecting the reduction in carbon emission!  If this trend continues, the U.S. would no longer be the largest emitter of greenhouse gases by 2040. What is this trend?  This is the continuing decline of two cars-households. Survey research conducted by KPMG, a major global accounting and research entity, indicates that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Twike – The Car of the Future - What looks like a small car, but isn’t a car? Answer:  A TWIKE. What exactly is a Twike? This exciting development is a human-electric hybrid vehicle better known as HEHV.  It is designed to carry two passengers and cargo. It has three wheels and is steered by a joystick. Oh joy!  Really? Sounds like another boy toy, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • The Must Use Going Green Calculators - These days there are calculators for just about everything, just to name a few: home loan repayments, car loan amortization, and Body Mass Index calculator.  The latest addition to this ever growing list is the CO2 Emission Calculator. Why? For one thing, these tools make users aware of their carbon footprint and so people can […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Five most fuel efficient cars - If you are shopping for a new car, fuel economy is probably one of the first things on your mind. Gas prices in the United States are currently one of the lowest in years, but they will inevitably rise again. The amount of gas your car requires will directly influence your decision to drive it, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • Is Apple Building a Car? - An iCar could be in our future. The latest news coming from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, is the rumor that Apple is working on its own electric car. That’s right – not a new iPad or even an eagerly anticipated iWatch, but an actual car! It could join Tesla and Nissan on the roads […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
  • A Hybrid Or an Electric Car? - If you are on the lookout for buying a new car and you also like to be environmentally conscious, consider choosing a hybrid vehicle or investing into an electric car. It may seem easier to just go with a tried and tested gasoline-powered cars, and there are certainly arguments for it. For example, there is […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...