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Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: zero-emissions, harvests rainwater for fuel!

A great concept at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: a zero-emissions vehicle with zero tolerance for citizen misbehaviour. The Ener-G-Force is a police vehicle and a fuel-cell vehicle. It’s a Mercedes-Benz G-Class underneath, and channels the vibe of a G-Class off-roader circa 1979.

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Maximize Your Fuel Efficiency

Do Your Part by maximizing your fuel efficiency no matter what you drive. Using less gas means fewer emissions and that’s better for your wallet and the planet. Here are my top five ways of getting the most out of every gallon: First up, don’t drive aggressively. Speeding up and slamming on your brakes can […]

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Electric Land Rover Defender for Truly Green Game Viewing

The electric Defender game-viewer concept vehicle combines the iconic Defender’s peerless reputation for off-road ability with a cutting-edge, all-electric drive system – thus making it a truly ‘green’ vehicle with zero exhaust emissions. The pioneering project has been announced by Land Rover South Africa, and has been developed by local Land Rover specialist Barker Performance […]

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The Most Eco-Friendly Modes of Transportation

It requires a great deal of energy, namely fossil fuels, to power the world’s modes of transportation. Most of us realize that the pollution created by our vehicles damage the environment and cause health problems. Promising new technologies may be the cure, but for now, the world’s population can help out by using the most […]

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Understanding Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Terminology

To simplify complex technology, automakers and engineers use a variety of specialized terminology and acronyms when discussing today’s environmentally-friendly vehicles. Regenerative Braking — while braking, a vehicle loses all or most of the forward motion (kinetic energy) that has been created during acceleration. To capture as much of this lost energy as possible, hybrid electric […]

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South Africa: Motorists to see petrol prices breach the R10 mark in May

South African motorists are in for a rough and expensive ride as petrol prices are set to breach the R10/l mark on May 4 this year, last seen in mid-2008. South Africa’s Department of Energy announced on Thursday that petrol pump prices for all grades of petrol in the main inland commercial region would increase […]

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Does it make sense to buy a hybrid car?

Ever wondered if it really makes sense to buy a hybrid car? If you’re frustrated with the environmental impact of fossil fuel consumption, as well as paying nearly $4 a gallon at the gas pump, you may want to consider buying a hybrid electric vehicle. What is a Hybrid? Hybrids, like Toyota’s popular Prius model, […]

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Eco-friendly Car Parts (Video) Environmentally friendly car parts such as those made with mushrooms, and vegetable matter, can save huge quantities of energy, fuel and water.  As green technology progresses, so will we have the opportunity to choose eco-friendly and sustainable products that in many cases, will be less costly too. If you live in South Africa and […]

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The 12 Most Affordable Fuel-Efficient New Cars

Forget the buzz about hybrid and electric cars. For the budget conscious, these are your best buy new cars. These 12 models each get 30 mpg or better, and cost less than $17,500 – including the cost of a year’s worth of fuel. 1 of 12 2011 Hyundai Accent Cost: $9,985 Fuel economy: 30 mpg […]

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