Category Archives: hybrid

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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Why I said no to a Ford C-Max Energi and yes to a Toyota Prius

A first person look inside a green car shopping experience:  Putting off a new or used car purchase for yet another day is becoming more commonplace among me and my fellow Americans – about 11 years is the average holding … 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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Lincoln Marketing Guru Taking on Ford Electrification Strategy

C.J. O’Donnell, Lincoln’s group marketing manager, will be taking on a lead marketing role for Ford’s green vehicle lineup. O’Donnell played a key role in reinventing the Lincoln division following the demise of the Mercury brand in early 2011, and … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dealers Marketing Green Machines

For OEMs, conversion companies, and infrastructure builders bringing electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles to market, there are a few things to know about auto dealers. Dealers are playing a critical role in making all of this come together, … Continue reading

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eBay Getting into Green Car Sales, Other Stories to Follow

Highlights from this upcoming Tuesday’s Green Automotive Digest: Guess who’s getting into selling used electric vehicles, hybrids, natural-gas powered vehicles, biofuels-powered, diesel engine, and high-mileage gasoline engine cars? eBay! Automotive Digest Publisher Chuck Parker was honored with an honorary lifetime … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Day Green Cars to Consider

What will tomorrow look like for you? Corned beef and cabbage? Green ale with a shamrock chaser? Take a look at this article on another version of green – hybrids, EVs, and alt-fuel vehicles in the European market, some of … 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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