Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

What's the Big Deal With Cars That Get 40 MPG?

By Todd Kaho

Comparing today’s cars that get 40 mpg or better to the high-mpg cars of a few decades ago is neither an accurate nor fair comparison.

E85 Gas Prices

By Jim Motavalli

Supply and demand have kept E85 gas prices low, and politics has played a role.

Truck Gas Mileage

By Todd Kaho

Today’s full-size pickup trucks are more efficient than trucks of just a few years ago, but it’s still common for truck gas mileage to be in the mid-teens. The best overall full-size pickup fuel economy can be found on the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid.

Invest in Green Vehicle Technology Now or Later?

By Bradley Berman

If you need a new car — and want one that employs green vehicle technology or hybrid vehicle technology to save gas — there’s no major reason to wait.


EVCCON 2011 – 500 miles in a day (twice), in an EV

By David Hrivnak

How I traveled 500 miles in 24 miles (twice) in an electric vehicle.

MAX Update No. 90: Why 'Real Old' Beats 'Old'

By Jack McCornack

Why pre-1960 race cars were more efficient than post-1960 race cars, and thus a better example for high efficiency highway cars.

Converting your Prius or other Hybrid into a Plug-in Electric

By David Hrivnak

Conversion kit install to convert a hybrid vehicle into a plug-in electric and improve your gas mileage by 25%.

MAX Update No. 89: Good Work Car

By Jack McCornack

To improve MAX's versatility, the passenger seat is removable, which converts MAX from a couple carrier to a cargo carrier.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.