By Guest Contributor on June 27, 2012
Hybrid cars were the first alternative fuel vehicle available on a wide commercial scale. The most familiar hybrids are hybrid electric vehicles, which combine an electric motor with a small gasoline engine. The term “hybrid car” has a broad meaning, and refers to any vehicle that uses more than one fuel source to accelerate. So how exactly do hybrid cars work, and how might the technology develop in the next decade?
By Guest Contributor on October 31, 2011
For those that are considering becoming a one car household, honestly, it is simply a new habit, and people are quite adaptable. Sharing a car isn’t as difficult as it seems – it’s mostly a matter of keeping organized and being open to asking others for help.
By Becky Striepe on May 13, 2011
Rising gas prices are all over the news lately, and we’re not even at the point in summer when prices typically peak each year. Of course, high gas prices are just one reason to want to maximize fuel efficiency or find alternatives to using that car. Cars are huge polluters. In fact, cars and trucks are the number one cause of air pollution here in the U.S.
By Becky Striepe on March 14, 2011
Congestion charging started in London back in 2003, and they extended the covered area in 2007. Basically, cars that want to drive in certain high-traffic areas have to pay a toll or face a fine. Since launching the program, London has seen a six percent increase in bus ridership.
By Becky Striepe on December 29, 2010
Did you grow up thinking that you needed to warm up the car on chilly winter morning to avoid damaging the engine? It turns out that your engine is ready to roll much sooner than you’d think.