Green Transportation

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

Zipcar Car Sharing Service Offers New Monthly Plan

Press Release

Members of Zipcar can now enroll in the car-sharing service on a monthly basis. Zipcar is one of the world's largest car-sharing companies, operating a global network of over 10,000 vehicles.


Where Cars Are Illegal: Eco-Tourism on Mackinac Island, Michigan

By John D. Ivanko

As soon as my wife, son and I stepped off the Shepler’s Ferry, one of only three ferry services to Mackinac Island, our connection to motorized transport ceased to exist. Since 1898, cars and nearly every other form of motorized, gas-guzzling transportation are illegal on this Michigan island.


Electric Car Charging Stations on the Upswing

By Kellsey Trimble

There's been a "shocking" increase in the number of EV charging stations across the United States, and in a remarkably short period of time.


MAX Update Number 104: The Front Plate Problem

By Jack McCornack

MAX doesn't have a front license plate, and here's why Jack would like to keep it that way.


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Tesla’s Model S Comes Through On Car Safety Features

By Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect & CEO

The electric Tesla Model S was put to the test in a recent highway collision. Tesla's CEO offers his assessment of the resulting fire and the overall safety of his company's vehicle.


Pedestrian-Detection Technology Is Hitting the Streets

By Kellsey Trimble

Technology similar to that used for tracking street use may be used to track pedestrians and keep them safe.


Urban Outfitters to Sell Jetson E-Bikes

Press Release

Sleek, Eco-Friendly Jetson Electric Bikes Now Offered Through Urban Outfitters


MAX Update No. 103: The Metro Miata “Cold Rod”

By Jack McCornack

If MAX is a bit too Spartan for your tastes, here's a homebuilt high mileage sports car that's a bit more plush - a Mazda Miata with a Geo Metro engine - and it's coming to the Mother Earth News Fairs.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

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.

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