Green Transportation

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

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.


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.


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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.


Tips to Keep Electric Car Batteries Healthy in the Heat

By PluginCars

Electric car batteries are at risk of warming up too quickly in high temperatures. Here’s how to help EV batteries beat the heat.


Solar-Powered Plane Completes First Cross-Country Flight

By Soli Salgado

The Solar Impulse has made history as the first solar-powered airplane to fly across the North American continent.


Nissan to Install More Than 100 Charging Stations Nationwide

Press release

The automaker plans to add new DC quick-charging stations, capable of recharging to 80 percent in about 30 minutes, to dealerships across the country.