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Latest Vehicles Posts
September 29, 2016 2:14 PM EDT
September 20, 2016 4:44 PM EDT
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a 112 page guidance policy aimed at guiding the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States. This is a big deal because AVs are coming to a driveway near you—sooner than you may think—and mark the first step in a multi-year regulatory effort that will ultimately become binding on the AV industry. Read more >
September 14, 2016 2:26 PM EDT
The heat trapping emissions responsible for climate change come from many sources, but in the United States none looms larger than transportation, which is poised to overtake electricity generation as America’s biggest climate problem.
Most of these emissions come from cars and trucks: hence the need for fuel efficient and plug-in vehicles.
But there’s a story unfolding behind the pump that no one—at least in the media—is paying attention to. That’s the story of unconventional oil; tar sands, tight oil, and other sources that were previously considered too difficult or expensive to bring to market. It’s also the subject of our new interactive web feature, that tries to shed some light on what the oil industry is up to—and what it means for the climate. Read more >
September 13, 2016 3:07 PM EDT
September 9, 2016 2:54 PM EDT
With gas prices so low, automakers are claiming that nobody wants fuel-efficient vehicles. But consumers are smarter than that—they know that gas prices fluctuate. Read more >