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Posts Tagged ‘fuel economy’

Protect Yourself from High Gas Prices

As I drove my son to daycare this morning, I saw that my local gas station sign read $3.90 per gallon for regular gasoline. That’s right about the national average, though many are already dealing with more than $4 per gallon.  This is the new reality for the 240 million Americans who rely on cars and light trucks to go about their daily lives. Read More

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Why Do You Love your Hybrid or Electric Car?

Love it or hate it, the car culture is a big part of the American identity. People just love talking about their cars, and I get to hear a lot of inspiring car stories because of what I do.  Read More

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Dear Climate Deniers, Meet California Scientists and Engineers with the Facts and Solutions to the Pollution

A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) from 16 scientists and engineers has gotten a lot of attention on our blog and elsewhere. The scientists and engineers basically urged candidates for public office to ignore the growing problem of climate change. But they are far from representative of the scientific and engineering communities.  Read More

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What Makes a Car a Truck and Why it Matters for Fuel Economy

When I was growing up, we called vehicles like the Honda CRV, the Toyota Rav4, and the Ford Escape “station wagons.” But that’s not very cool today, so instead they are called “crossover” vehicles—a mix between an SUV and a car. Read More

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In the City of Brotherly Love, Much Love for Clean Car Standards

I’m in Philadelphia today, testifying at a public hearing on the recently proposed model year 2017-2025 vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Read More

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Iran Oil Threats, Yet Another Reason to Resolve to Cut Our Oil Use

I’m off by a week, but…Happy New Year! I hope everyone resolved to buy a higher fuel economy or electric car or to find alternatives to driving all the time, because it looks like it could be yet another year of oil and gasoline price spikes, thanks yet again to Middle East security issues.  Read More

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Gone Fishin’: Chairman Issa Seeks Clean Car Controversy Where There Is None

Fishing is great sport. My dad and I used to go fishing for skipjacks (baby bluefish) off Rocky Point in Rhode Island. It is great for relaxing, for bonding with family and friends, and, if you are both patient and lucky, it can put some good food on the table.   Read More

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One Incredible Day for the Future of the Automobile

Yes, it is worth repeating. Today is one incredible day for the future of the automobile, public health, America’s oil addiction, and global warming.  Read More

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BMW’s New Take on Clean Cars: Hand Sanitizer?

BMW of North America recently announced that it is launching a new “all-natural” hand sanitizer and moisturizer called Purif-i. In their press release, the company says that, “The unique collaboration between a natural cosmetics manufacturer and the BMW i mobility brand is an example of how nature and technology can work together and effectively enhance each other.” It goes on to note that, “Purif-i was created for the BMW i generation, a generation always in search of products that not only make life in megacities easier, but also minimize environmental impact. ”

As a parent of a toddler, I’ve got no beef with hand sanitizer, and I know I’m not in BMW’s marketing niche (my wife and I own ten-year-old cars and bike to work about half the time), but come on, seriously? Read More

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The Future is Now: 39 Models Meet Tomorrow’s Fuel Economy Requirements Today

A number of pieces in the media, including a recent column by long-time Automotive News number-cruncher John K. Teahen Jr., have wrongly claimed that the upcoming 2017-2025 vehicle standards will force consumers into small cars. Read More

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