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TAG : cars

New York City Bans Cars in Central Park

As one of the most visited outdoor spaces in the United States, Central Park is one of the most famous landmarks of New York City. Every year, 40 million people visit the park for its charm and history. The park was originally established in 1857, but did not become popular until it was ...

Use a Digital Tire Gauge to Get Better Gas Mileage

Proper tire pressure equals better gas mileage for your car, and tires that are properly inflated save you money — more than $50 a year. To the single user that is a nice little pay off, especially considering a tire gauge costs less than that. But now the question is, which tire pressure ...

Bring Back the Diesel Hybrids

Hybrids are great little cars and trucks. I know, I’ve been driving a Toyota Prius in the mountains of Colorado for over four years now. I’ve been amazed by the car. This car’s got serious pep, gets great gas mileage, and handles snow and ice extremely well (with a good set of snow ...

Want to Trade up in Gas Mileage and Get a $4,500 Credit?

The Car Allowance Rebate System, formerly known as the Cash-for-Clunkers bill, takes effect today, July 1.Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law that pays consumers up to $4,500 in credit for trading in their cars or trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles. The $1 billion ...

Proper Tire Inflation: Students Will Teach You Why it Matters

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 1.2 billion gallons of gas are wasted annually due to under-inflated tires. By keeping tires properly inflated, drivers can improve their gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. This Earth Day students at Loudoun Valley High School in Percellville, Va., ...

Automaker Bailout Sparks Interest from Environmental Groups

This week, Congress debated an auto industry bailout bill of $25 billion. The executives of the Big Three Automakers – Ford, Chrysler and General Motors – testified at congressional hearings (after spending tens-of-thousands of dollars to fly in on their luxury private jets, one of which ...

Odyssey Day

Sept. 30, The U.S. Department of Energy launched the 2008 Clean Cities National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, also known as Odyssey Day. The day was celebrated in Washington D.C., and embarked a nationwide symposium of 80 events dedicated to promoting the use of petroleum-free fuel ...

Ford to Get Serious about Small Cars

Reading this article in The New York Times, I was struck by this example of old-think (trucks, SUVs; entrenched executives) vs. new think (small, efficient cars; relatively new chief executive Alan Mulally) at the notoriously financially troubled Ford: As recently as 2004, two-thirds of ...

Car & Driver Editor on Plug-in Hybrids

A recent editorial from Car & Driver editor-in-chief Csaba Csere makes a “fearless prediction” that plug-in hybrids will be “the hot rods of the 21st century.” Csere acknowledges that we still need a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology to make plug-in hybrids feasible, ...

What Will Motivate You to Change Your Driving Habits?

Over at Greenversations, the official blog of the EPA, there’s a lively discussion going on about what it’ll take to get us to change our driving habits. It’s a good question, one that’s becoming more front and center for most Americans.The post notes that the pressures of rising gas ...