Green Transportation

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

Electric Driving in an Oil State

By Haden Kirkpatrick, Esurance

Texas has become one of the better states for electric cars ownership, with favorable tax incentives, increased charging station availability and local governments that are investing in the electric infrastructure needed for a greener future. Here’s how one of the biggest oil states in the U.S. is rethinking driving — and what other states are doing to follow suit.


Electric Trucks and Buses Plug in for Power

By Lydia Noyes

Market growth of heavy-duty electric vehicles is expected to be rapid as charging infrastructure improves nationwide.


Benefits of Electric-Run School Buses

Environment America

Learn how replacing the 480,000 school buses in America with electric-run buses could save millions of tons of pollution annually.


Sustainable Transportation and Mobility with Electric Vehicles, Present and Future

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

The transformation from the automotive industry to mobility business continues to be showcased at the Consumer Electronic Show, or CES, with innovative all-electric passenger cars, an electric motorcycle, driverless ride-sharing and a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing flying taxi.


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Compare Lifetime Cost Savings When Considering an Electric Vehicle

By Kyle Baker, Green Coast

With their lower maintenance costs and enhanced performance, electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionize our everyday commute and fuel consumption habits.


Build a Bicycle Cargo Trailer

By Doug Costlow

Build a bicycle cargo trailer and haul almost anything—furniture, boxes, even a barbecue grill—using pedal power.


Recumbent Bicycle: A DIY, Low-Cost Project

By Jeff Setaro

Here's how to recycle the frame and parts from older bikes to make a recumbent bicycle that's far cheaper than, and just as successful as, commercial models. Originally published as "The $18 Recumbent Bicycle" in the February/March 1999 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


New Electric Bicycle: 40-mile Range, Reasonable Price Tag

By Sean Rosner

The stylish new Sanyo eneloop bike features a partially-self-charging electric motor and can travel up to 40 miles on a single charge.



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