Fuel Efficiency

These blog posts will analyze hybrid cars and the future of fuel efficiency.

A Closer Look at the Shift to Natural Gas

Wed, 2013-07-31 08:14

In the past decade, there has been growing opposition to the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” which is used to drill into shale and bedrock to create natural gas wells. Much of this opposition was stirred up as a result of journalist and filmmaker Josh Fox’s documentary Gasland. In this documentary, Fox tours around the U.S. interviewing families who have been impacted by the negative effects of natural gas drilling on their property.

Tesla Motors Driving the EV Automotive Market

Fri, 2013-06-14 09:21

California-based electric car company Tesla Motors has certainly made its presence known in the auto industry this year. The company’s completely electric Model S sedan was released in June 2012 and has impressed not only clean energy proponents but luxury and performance auto critics as well. The car won the coveted distinction of 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, which is a fairly astonishing achievement considering the typical bugs and reliability issues that have plagued most pioneering alternative-fuel vehicles.

Parking for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Wed, 2011-08-17 11:05

They say perception is reality. But parking in a spot reserved for fuel efficient vehicles won't magically make your car fuel efficient. Maybe it depends on your definition of the term. Maybe you need to take into account the size of the vehicle. What is a "fuel efficient vehicle" anyway? Most of us think Prius or Honda. There are lots of fuel efficient cars which don't look it and lots of cars that may appear to be fuel efficient, but aren't.

What are you driving, and what makes it fuel efficient? What do you think of when you see this picture?

The world of Electric Cars: More Green Jobs?

Mon, 2010-02-15 12:02
Nissan and Chevy have all electric vehicles (the Volt and Leaf) slated to begin sales later this year.  Aside from many predictions of electric cars arriving decades ago, this seems like the real deal.  So what do you think a world with electric cars would look like?

The Good

#1 - No gas stations.  With electric cars, we'll have a gas (electric) station in every parking lot