Category Archives: fuel economy

EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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North American International Auto Show from a Green Perspective

Fuel-efficient technologies are the star of the show Major automotive suppliers are displaying fuel economy technology to assist automakers make the steep climb into federal fuel economy standards and to reach consumers with growing interest in fuel efficient vehicles. Suppliers … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and statistics – the reality of reporting MPG

“Would I lie to you? Would I lie to you honey? Now would I say somethin’ that wasn’t true? I’m askin’ you sugar would I lie to you?” Eurythmics, “Would I Lie to You” In this day and age of … Continue reading

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2013 Green Car of the Year Nominees Emphasize Efficiency over Distinction

While last year’s Green Car of the Year award seemed focused on which green vehicle technology would take the lead (compressed natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrid, or clean diesel), this year’s list emphasizes efficiency – and includes brands you might … Continue reading

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Plug-in Car Sales Better but Still a Blip – Here’s the Problem and a Few Solutions

Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle sales had their best month ever in September, hitting 5,500 units. Overall, light duty new vehicle sales in the U.S. hit the 1.184 million mark, so plug-in vehicles made up less than a half … Continue reading

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Automotive Digest Green Editor Jon LeSage Interviewed on AV Clean Cities Radio

The finalized 54.5 mpg federal fuel economy standards, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and how it may impact natural gas-powered transportation, and how consumers have been making green vehicle purchase choices were among the topics discussed by Curtis Martin, Program Coordinator for … Continue reading

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Inside the Mindset of Green Car Shoppers, Owners, and Stakeholders

There are a few things that have been learned by automaker and dealer management in the past year and a half at Nissan, GM, Ford, and BMW through marketing plug-ins to early adopters. It was experienced years earlier by Tesla … Continue reading

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Chevrolet GPS Smart App for a Mere $50

Not long ago, it cost a few hundred backs to have a GPS tracking system in your car’s dashboard or attached by a chord. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to buy a car connected to a navigation smart app for … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest on Life Support But Coming Back

Green Automotive Digest has been on hiatus since early December, and will be starting up again in early April. The format will be changing and will be closer to the monthly publication I started in February called Green Auto Market. … Continue reading

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Why Gas Prices Are So High, and Why Fuel Surcharges & Taxes Won’t Work

The Los Angeles Times business section did a Q&A on why gas prices are so high. As for why gasoline prices are going up so high, some of that has to do with the price of a barrel of oil … Continue reading

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