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It can be tough trying to oust a popularity contest favorite even if you too have a pretty face, and a fair degree of talent. And so it has been thus far for Chevrolet’s Cruze Turbo Diesel that went on sale in June 2013 with a German Opel engine refined at GM labs in Torino, […]

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Counting all makes and models of hybrid passenger cars and trucks sold in the United States, as of October the tally crossed the 3 million unit mark. At the end of September, cumulative year-to-date hybrid sales were at 2,982,186 units since hybrids were first launched over a dozen years ago, and with October’s 33,561, the […]

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Imagine: It’s the year 2025, and the global automotive landscape has shifted significantly toward reliance upon “alterative powertrains and alternative fuels.” This could be true if projections by LMC Automotive, a strategic partner of J.D. Power come to pass. According to the forecast, 36 percent of an estimated 110 million passenger vehicles sold by then […]

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I’m not a writer by profession, but was asked to give my story as one who has transitioned my home, business, and the cars my wife Donna and I drive into the most environmentally sound choices possible (also see video below). Actually, I was trained as a mechanical engineer and retired from the Navy after […]

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We keep hearing it, and numbers don’t lie: the market for hybrid-electric and alternative fueled vehicles is growing, and in a recent data mining exercise, Ward’s Auto commented on the continued expansion. Most noteworthy perhaps, is from 2011 to 2012 a 64-percent spike in U.S. consumer sales of hybrids took place with sales, according to […]

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