Monthly Archives: May 2011

Funny New Nissan Leaf Ad Stokes Our Resentment for Oil and Exhaust

A new commercial for the Nissan Leaf, called, “Gas Powered Everything,” follows a man waking up in his house next to his wife, going to work, and eventually looking on longingly at the clean Nissan Leaf – after breathing in … Continue reading

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My apology to people leaving blog comments and being ignored

Being pretty new to the Green Machine Digest blog, I was wondering why I wasn’t getting any reader comments. I figured, well it’s new, and there’s 10 trillion pages for people to visit on the web, so that’s the way … Continue reading

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What’s the Greenest Transport Vehicle You Could Possibly Imagine?

What would be your idea of the most fuel efficient, zero emissions transportation module you could possibly imagine? Well, it would have to deal with the source of its energy and what it takes to produce it – which kind … Continue reading

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Hybrid Owners as Mad as Hell about Losing Carpool Lane Stickers

Coming up in July, 85,000 hybrid car owners in California will lose their carpool lane “Access OK” stickers, allowing them to drive in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes with just one person in the car and not get a … Continue reading

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Automakers Taking on Cleantech Manufacturing, for Real

For the past 10 years, green sustainability programs have permeated organizations in the US and other economically developed parts of the world — it had to do with cleaning and greening products and services and the production process that makes … Continue reading

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Dems, Repubs & Heartlanders Want 60 MPG

While the Obama administration’s push for light vehicles to reach corporate average fuel economy up to 62 miles per gallon by the 2025 model year has led to strife with automakers, consumers say, “Go for it!” Two recent surveys illustrate … Continue reading

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Plug-in Electric Vehicles Very Tough For Newbies

Plug-in electric vehicles are top priority for alternative technologies that automakers are taking on in the US and other global markets. Along with the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Ford Focus, and several other major OEM soon-to-be-launched PEVs, there … Continue reading

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Environmentalist Roland Hwang’s Comments, Plus Mine

Read a few comments Roland Hwang, transportation program director for Natural Resources Defense Council, just wrote for Automotive News, and then my opinionated comments below his… This fall, the Obama administration has a tremendous opportunity to cut our oil dependency, … Continue reading

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Real World Questions about Owning a Green Machine

The Obama administration is looking at changing over the $7,500 tax credit on plug-in vehicles (which could take a year to come back to car owners) to a $7,500 dealer incentive program. Think Cash for Clunkers, which was a boon … Continue reading

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Water going away just like oil, and there could be a solution

The diminishing supply of fossil fuels on this planet is driving the price of gasoline and diesel upward, causing economic disruption and energy security tensions. We’ve seen this happen over the years, from OPEC oil embargoes of the 1970s to … Continue reading

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