Green Transportation

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

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.

MAX Update No. 88: The Minimum Windscreen

By Jack McCornack

A video demonstration of MAX's windscreen, which deflects air around the driver's face with minimal aerodynamic drag.

Nissan Leaf Test Drive

By David Borden

David Borden, a long-term MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader and auto enthusiast, reports on the performance and comfort of the all-electric Nissan Leaf.

1999 Green Transportation Advances: E85 Fuel, Hybrid Cars and Fuel Cells

By Sam Martin

Right before the new millennium, automakers and vehicle technology innovators are looking to decrease emissions and bring new, greener cars to the masses. Originally published as "'Cell'ing New Fuel" in the August/September 1999 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


MAX Update No. 87: MAX at the Track

By Jack McCornack

MAX at its first autocross. Hey, it's a sports car, right?

Becoming Bike Travel Friendly: A Minneapolis Case Study

By Winona Bateman

There are small things that any city -- large, medium, or small -- can do to become more bike-travel friendly. Minneapolis is a great case study -- a place that many other communities can aspire to emulate.

MAX Update No. 86: How Headlights Affect MPG

By Jack McCornack

A car's electrical consumption adds to its fuel consumption. For MAX, turning off the headlights improves fuel economy by roughly 4 mpg.

Blue Ridge Parkway Needs Your Comments

By Winona Bateman

A couple of weeks ago, the Adventure Cycling blog called attention to the Roanoke Mountain Campground's threatened closure via the Blue Ridge Parkway's Draft Management Plan (DMP).

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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.