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TAG : hybrids

Test Driving Ford CMAX Energi Packs a Green Punch

So, I have been driving the C-MAX Energi from Ford Motor Company, I am getting a 23-27 mile state of charge. However, these miles do not degrade as quickly as when I got the car. I think the dealership did not refresh the batteries or it is a car right out of Detroit to Manhattan to ...

Landrace Gardening: Replanting Hybrids

Hybrid plants can be a valuable addition to a landrace garden if the right hybrids are incorporated. Hybrids have a mixed parentage, so there will be some level of diversity among the offspring. Saving seeds from well adapted plants among a genetically diverse population is one of the ...

Hybrid Seeds vs. GMOs

What’s the difference between hybrids and genetically modified (GM) vegetable varieties?   The term “hybrid,” which you’ll often see in seed catalogs, refers to a plant variety developed through a specific, controlled cross of two parent plants. Usually, the parents are naturally ...

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 ...

Get Paid to Scrap Your Old, Inefficient Vehicle

A bill introduced in Congress Wednesday would help drivers retire their old, inefficient cars in exchange for money to help them buy public transportation passes or newer vehicles with better-than-average gas mileage. The Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Retirement Act of 2009 ...

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 ...