Green Transportation

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

National Walk To School Day Keeps Kids Safe

By Kellsey Trimble

Send your children to school on foot or by bike on Oct. 9, 2013 to celebrate National Walk to School Day.


National Plug In Day is Coming

By Kellsey Trimble

Celebrate the third annual National Plug In day on Sept. 29, 2013, and see what electric cars are all about.


Women Bicyclists on a Roll: Cycling Popularity Surges Among Ladies

By League of American Bicyclists

A new report from the League of American Bicyclists finds women cyclists now make up 60 percent of U.S. bike owners between the ages of 18 and 27.


Weeks Six and Seven of the Cross Country Bike Ride

By Rick Stiles

Starting in North Branch, Minn. and ending in Brantford, Ontario, author Rick Stiles continues his cycling across the country — and the border.


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Le Tour de America Continues

By Michael Jack

The Trans-America trail cycle across America.


The Many Benefits of Half the Oil

By Union of Concerned Scientists

We can cut projected U.S. oil use in half over the next 20 years and create more than 1 million jobs, reduce annual oil spending by $550 billion, and eliminate 2 billion metric tons of global warming emissions per year by 2035.


MAX Update No. 102: The Update Index

By Jack McCornack

A searchable index for the MAX Updates posts, and a few more thoughts on the Progressive Automotive X Prize.


Our Solar-Powered Tractor

By Kathryn Griffin

The solar-powered tractor was painted Terry’s favorite color—green—before the motor was strapped in. After the motor was installed a battery stand was welded over the top of the DC drive motor which is large enough to accommodate twelve 250-amp deep-cycle batteries. Once the performance controller was installed battery cables were run, linking the batteries together.



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