Green Transportation

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

MAX Update No. 95: Drawing a Blank and Drafting With DraftSight

By Jack McCornack

An introduction to DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes' 2D CAD software. It's professional quality and it's free, and Jack is converting all the MAX fabrication drawings to DraftSight .dmg documents.


How Much Wood is Need to Run a Wood-Burning Truck?

By Chris Saenz

Wood is a wonderful motor fuel! But how much do we need? Wayne tells us how efficient his truck really is on wood gas, and we take a look at how much we'd use if everyone decided to drive on wood.


12,000 Gasoline free miles and counting

By David Hrivnak

Life with an EV 12,000 miles later.


Collaborative Advocacy in Action in Portland

By League of American Bicyclists

Portland is the nation's most bike-friendly city, yet this Oregon community has had to deal with cycling disparities among its population. One nonprofit organization addressed this issue by developing new programs targeting low-income immigrant communities.


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MAX Update No. 94: FrankenMAX

By Jack McCornack

MAX gets a temporary mash-up of old and new style body parts (the new nose is at the fiberglassers' having a mold made so we can make more of them) to get road-legal for a trip to Canada.


Mother's Wood-Powered Truck

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Our research team's wood gas experiments have been so successful they've used their gas generator to run a wood powered truck.


My First DIY Solar Car

By Ben Nelson

What's it take to build your own SOLAR-POWERED Electric Car? How about starting small with some hardware store parts and an old child's ride-on toy? Read how a tinkerer Dad builds a Solar-Powered Power Wheels with just basic tools and skills.


Wood Gas Speeding Ticket

By Chris Saenz

Wayne you'd better slow down! The master of vehicle gasification is hard pressed to stay within the speed limit.



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