Green Transportation

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

Hey, Take a Look at Our Three-Wheeled Car

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

We'd like to believe that if it's both practical and fun, a three-wheeled car could find a place in the U.S. market.

Ethanol Production and Other Fuel News

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

This collection of fuel news stories covers the opening of three large ethanol production plants, a tree oil can perform as well as diesel, and a vehicle that ran all night on a gallon of gas.

Three-Wheeled Car by Odin

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Car meets motorcycle with this unique three-wheeled car, or Cyclecar.

Save Money Using a Mass-Transit Vehicle When Moving

By Robert J. Filipovich

When relocating you can save money if you do it yourself by using a mass-transit vehicle when moving, including finding the best deal, a bus renovation and making the bus legal. Originally published as "A Moving Bus" July/August 1982 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


The Flight Systems Inc. Plan For Electric Car Conversions

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Learn more about the successful research done by Flight Systems, Inc. in the 1980s to convert cars to electric power. Originally titled "State-of-the-Art Electric Vehicle Conversion" in the May/June 1982 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Cross the Country


During the 1981 Future Fuels Rally, competitors raced across the country in experimental vehicles with alternative fuels, such as ethanol, wood gas and more. Originally titled "Coast to Coast on Homemade Fuel" in the January/February 1982 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Future Fuels Rally

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Our wood-gas-as-fuel experiments have been so successful we've signed up for the Future Fuels Rally. Originally published as "Mother Is Going To The Races!" in the November/December1981 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

A Horse-Drawn Wagon Turned Sanitary Service

By E. Horswill

Learn how a sanitary service manager eager to cut fuel costs replaces his garbage truck with a horse-drawn wagon.