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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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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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Alternative Energy and Fuel for Cars

In the wake of the ongoing Gulf Oil disaster, alternative energy resources are being scrutinized with renewed interest. As the transportation sector consumes over 40 percent of world oil production, ridding us of our petroleum habit in that sector alone would go a long way to reducing our fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Hybrids […]

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12 myths about electric vehicles

Everything you thought you knew about plug-in hybrids and battery cars is probably wrong. 1. EVs don’t have enough range. You’ll be stranded when you run out of electricity. FACT: Americans drive an average of 40 miles per day, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Most new battery electrics have a range of at […]

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How to Hypermile & Drive Green

9 Steps to Saving Fuel, Saving Money and Saving the Environment Hypermiling refers to a collection of driving techniques aimed at improving your car’s fuel efficiency by reducing the demands placed on the engine. Since it’s possible to improve fuel economy by 37% just by changing the way you drive hypermiling is gaining interest in […]

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Green Driving Tips

Green driving doesn’t necessarily mean replacing your old car with a ‘green car’.  Hybrid cars are often expensive and come at a greater, unseen environmental cost (e.g. the mining, shipping and manufacturing of some batteries for electric cars uses up huge amounts of energy).  It’s cheaper, easier and possibly more eco-friendly to simply change your […]

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