Nissan eyes 1.5 million electric cars by 2016
Japanese auto giant Nissan is aiming to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles around the world by 2016, the company said Monday, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for green products.
Fuel economy of new vehicles still at lowest point in the past year
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the second straight month, the average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States remained the same, according to a researcher at the University of Michigan Transportation ...
Obama's fuel economy rules a job killer, auto dealers say
Flying squads of auto dealers descended on Washington, D.C., in late September. Amped up by a rabble-rousing talk by House Speaker John Boehner and clutching copies of a dealers' association pamphlet entitled "A Flawed Fuel ...
University of Houston to test local buses for fuel efficiency
It seems fuel economy is on everyone's minds these days.
Driving a gas-guzzler? You can still cut fuel costs by nearly half
(PhysOrg.com) -- While driving a fuel-efficient vehicle is the best way to save gas, motorists can still cut fuel consumption nearly in half by driving slower and less aggressively, properly maintaining their ...
Feds aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent
NASA opened an energy efficient office building at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The Navy is running boats on biofuel in Norfolk.
GM, LG partner on electric vehicles
General Motors and LG Group will jointly design and engineer electric vehicles, the companies said Thursday.
Obama unveils new car efficiency standards
US President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a new deal with automakers on fuel economy standards that he said would be a crucial step towards reducing US dependence on foreign oil.
New Eco-Driving Index: Environmental impact of new vehicles improving
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new national index by the University of Michigan shows that emissions of greenhouse gases per driver of newly purchased vehicles are down 14 percent since late 2007.
Report presents best policy options to reduce petroleum use
It will take more than tougher fuel economy standards for U.S. transportation to significantly cut its oil use over the next half century. It will likely require a combination of measures that foster consumer and supplier ...
Consumer Reports: Best, worst new cars for fuel economy
Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigns a fuel economy rating to all new vehicles, Consumer Reports magazine conducts its own independent testing. The magazine recently concluded testing on 2011 models ...
Guzzlers B Gone: New fuel economy labels for cars
For years we've had great efficiency labels for washing machines, for refrigerators, for dishwashers and more.
Laser sparks revolution in internal combustion engines
For more than 150 years, spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines. Automakers are now one step closer to being able to replace this long-standing technology with laser igniters, which will enable cleaner, more ...
Honda's 'greenest' Civic to hit US showrooms
The greenest car you've likely never heard of will soon be hitting Honda showrooms across the United States as the Japanese automaker expands sales of its compressed natural gas powered Civic.