alternative fuel

Photo by Spencer T.

The use of vegetable oil to power vehicle engines is gaining popularity. It is also gaining viability as the technology improves. There are both pros and cons involved in using vegetable oil to power vehicle engines, however. Here are some to consider. Read the rest of this entry

Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) is the official name of what has come to be known as the “Cash for Clunkers” program. The program was funded by the federal government. Its objective was to boost auto sales and benefit the environment. This successful program went from July 2009 through August 2009. Here is how it worked. Read the rest of this entry

DHL airplane

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Oh no! You forgot your dad’s birthday or Mother’s Day, and by the time you remember, it’s the day before! To get your gift there on time, you’ll need overnight shipping, right? That’s true, but see if Dad or Mom will be forgiving if you send them their gifts via ground delivery. Why? Because overnight shipping is so much worse for the environment.

Here are some reasons why. Read the rest of this entry

old car

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Whether it’s for emotional, economic, or practical reasons, there are pros and cons to continuing to drive your old car. Let’s take a look at some of them. Read the rest of this entry

nissan leaf

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Did you know that some of the very first automobiles were electric? The concept of the electric car is often considered to be the product of an oil-weary culture, but it is actually an original automobile concept. Basically an electric carriage without the horse, these first electric vehicles were developed in Europe and evolved into efficient, high-capacity, battery-operated autos by the early 1880s. These electric cars did not require gear-shifting, and were quieter and cleaner than the simultaneous gas-powered, internal combustion engine cars. Read the rest of this entry

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