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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Ford’s 2014 C-Max Hybrid continues forward with minor efficiency enhancing tweaks for the hatch that launched as a new model in September 2012. In the U.S., the front-wheel-drive C-Max is only available in hybrid form, but in Europe it’s available with other conventional powertrains. The EPA classifies it as a “large” car. Ford’s purpose in […]

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Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the 2014 Sonata Hybrid. The 2014 Sonata Hybrid starts with an MSRP of $26,000 for the Sonata Hybrid and $30,750 for the Sonata Hybrid Limited. Freight Charges are $810 and not included in the prices above. Hyundai Motor America said it will continue to offer its Hybrid Lifetime […]

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Hyundai and Kia’s November 2012 fuel ratings kafuffle is taking another step forward. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) announced Dec. 23 that the Hyundai Group has entered into an agreement with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the automaker’s November 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings. Both […]

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If driving a Tesla Model S EV as your daily rental is a dream, Los Angeles is where your next business trip needs to be. Green daily rental MPG Car Rental has added the Tesla Model S to its Los Angeles offering. MPG Car Rental said it provides the largest variety of green vehicles in […]

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If we told you the average fuel economy and emissions output for all vehicles sold in the U.S. was at an all-time best, that might be no surprise, but the University of Michigan has put specific numbers on these assertions. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), the average new vehicle window […]

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Four college teams achieved more than 1,000 miles per gallon in specially designed vehicles during the SAE Supermileage event held June 6 and 7 at Eaton’s Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. This is the 34th year for the competition, which challenges teams to build a one-person, fuel efficient vehicle based around a one-cylinder, four-cycle engine. […]

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