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Green Transportation

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

What America’s Most Walkable Suburb Can Teach Towns Everywhere

By Jay Walljasper

Suburban life has always been synonymous with long hours in the car. That’s changing now. Arlington, Virginia, shows how feet on the street helps a community thrive. Learn about how Arlington is promoting walking through city initiatives as well as 10 more cities that are striving to make their communities more walkable.


Evergreen Transportation

By Shawn Hosford

How we need to rethink our transportation in order to keep Washington the evergreen state.


MPX Update, Part 1: Aerocap Finds Free Fuel

By Jack McCornack

The first step in our high-mileage pickup project: an "aerocap" streamlined cover for the bed. An aerocap gives the biggest bang for the buck.


Driving Should Be an Option—And So Should Walking

By F. Kaid Benfield

The American built environment encourages driving (and frustrating traffic jams), and driving should be an option, but are there ways to change our cities so we can have the choice to drive less and walk more?


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Getting to School Shouldn’t Be So Hard

By F. Kaid Benfield

Fewer kids are walking to school—with good reason not to. Schools are built farther from community centers, and traffic is heavier, making the streets less safe. Is there a way to change our built environment to revive the walk to school?


Ford Brings a Charge to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

By Rebecca Martin

Ford Motor Company’s electrifying presence at the 2014 Pennsylvania MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR included sponsoring the event, giving test drives, and updating fairgoers about the latest news on electric and hybrid vehicle technology.


MAX Car 109: Reducing Rolling Resistance

By Jack McCornack

MAX isn't just streamlined - MAX has its rolling resistance down to a minimum too, thanks to low-drag tires and lubricants. Here's a video to show how much it matters.


MAX Car 108: Topping It Off With a Handmade Fiberglass Car Roof

By Jack McCornack

One of our readers made a fiberglass and carbon fiber roof for his own home-built MAX high-mileage sports car, and here's how he did it.