Green Transportation

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

Check Tire Pressure With a Digital Gauge and Get Better Gas Mileage

By James Kliesch

Check your tire pressure with a digital gauge regularly to improve your gas mileage. Digital tire gauges are the easiest and most accurate way to maintain the right pressure and get better mpg. Originally published as "Tire Pressure: Use a Digital Gauge and Get Better Gas Mileage" August/September 2007 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Gas Mileage Calculations: Why MPG Numbers Really Matter

By James Kliesch

Gas mileage calculations have recently changed to more accurately reflect real-world mpg. Here’s what you need to know about the new math and how to improve your mpg, save money and reduce air pollution.

Update: Progress on the GM Volt

By Todd Kaho

An update regarding the progress on the GM Volt. General Motors’ plug-in electric car, the Volt, is now more than just a concept.

The Volt: An Electric Car That Could Change Everything

By Bill Moore

This electric car could cause a significant shift in the paradigm of green transportation.


Choosing the Right Pickup Truck

By Todd Kaho

When you choose the right pickup truck, you can do more, more efficiently.

Ride Green with Electric Bikes and Scooters

By Bill Moore

Hop on an electric bike or scooter and never buy gas again.

Toyota Yaris Review

By John Rockhold

This is a fun, zippy, yet efficient performer, says our Toyota Yaris review.

Low Sulfur Diesel Is Coming

By Todd Kaho

Forget the foul, sooty impression you may have of diesel. With federally mandated low sulfur diesel coming on the market, this once dirty fuel is getting cleaner. Originally published as "The New Diesel: Cleaner and Greener" in the December 2006/January 2007 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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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.