Green Transportation

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

7 Ways to Travel with a Green Conscience

By Jenna Spesard, Tiny House Giant Journey

Can you be a travel addict and an environmentalist? In this article, I list 7 easy ways you can be a green conscience on your next adventure.


‘Worst Walking City’ in U.S. Gets Back on its Feet

By Jay Walljasper

We are in the midst of a walking renaissance as millions of people discover a daily stroll can prevent disease, boost energy, ease stress, connect us with our communities, and is just plain fun. The number of us who regularly take a walk has risen six percent in the last decade. Oklahoma City is taking part to improve life for people who walk — and reaping big benefits.


Automakers Ring in 2016 with Electric Car Showcase

By James White

General Motors and Volkswagen unveiled various green-thinking transportation ideas, providing consumers with an in-depth peek at what could represent green transportation in the coming years.


The Solar Impulse 2: An Innovative Solar Airplane

By Amanda Sorell

The Solar Impulse 2 is in the midst of the first-ever round-the-world trip made by a solar-powered plane.


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'Kickstarting' the K15 Bamboo and Recycled Aluminum E-Bike

By J. William Moore, EV World

Assembled in China from native bamboo and recycled 6160 aluminum tubing gussets, this bike frame seemed the perfect complement to the ZeHus motor. I not only ended up with one of the most beautiful e-bikes Iʼve ever seen, but it also turned out to be one of the lightest. Learn how you can reserve a future production version of the e-bike.


Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up: Examples of Walkable Communities

By Jay Walljasper

Albert Lea, Minn., shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community. Learn about how to build a walkable community guided by ideas presented in the Blue Zone Projects and see examples of walkable communities around the United States.


MPX Update, Part 2: Horsepower for Heavy Hauling

By Jack McCornack

MPX chugs from coast to coast pulling a car-factory-on-a-trailer, and we learn how much power we need for a 5,000-plus pound payload.


Driving Green at the FAIR

By Rebecca Martin

MOTHER EARTH NEWS fairgoers could choose a vehicle from a fleet of Ford hybrid cars to test-drive on the rolling countryside outside Asheville, N.C.