The emergence of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt have generated a lot of buzz for electric drive vehicles lately. But hydrogen fuel cells, seen by many as one of the most promising long-term clean driving solutions, are making their way into new cars as well. The development of hydrogen technology has not been limited to the automotive field… Read More
Alternative Fuel Propane 4.22.2011
If asked to name the three most popular transportation fuels in the world, most people would correctly guess gasoline and diesel as the top two, but what about number three? Well, here's a clue: it's one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels and is used by millions of Americans every day, for everything from moving cargo to heating their homes—and let's not forget…… Read More
Charging Network 3.25.2011
The current influx of electric vehicles bodes well for a near future era of clean, emission free motoring. But critical to making that goal a reality is the ability to recharge all of those vehicles. And creating a nationwide charging infrastructure from the ground up is a daunting task. So, is America ready to plug in? Ready or not, the EVs are coming.… Read More
Battery Electric Vehicles 3.11.2011
It may be hard to believe, but one form of electrified car, the gas-electric hybrid, has actually been on our roads for more than a decade. Once a novelty, they're now part of the vehicle mainstream. As hybrid technology has matured, though, more advanced electric drive vehicles are fast coming on line, ready to lead the charge toward a sustainable green driving future.
Clean National Parks 12.17.2010
Some of America's most precious treasures are our national parks. And the U.S. Park Service understands that keeping the parks pristine, while also allowing easy access by vacationers is a huge challenge. So, setting the pace on making the drive through the parks greener is not just a goal, it's a passion...
Eco-Car Challenge 6.02.2010
Automotive technology is evolving at a dizzying pace, and training the next generation of car engineers is no longer confined to traditional classrooms and textbooks. Real-world, hands-on experience is crucial and that's why collegiate engineering competitions like the EcoCar Challenge are more important than ever before.
Green Auto Manufacturing 5.07.2010
With advances in alternative fuels and with so many hybrids and advanced power trains hitting the streets every day, it's easy to overlook the efforts by automakers to improve the way cars and trucks are made. You know, manufacturing practices have a tremendous impact on every car's lifelong environmental footprint, so here's a look at three companies for whom the… Read More