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How Your Hybrid Can Save You Money on Auto Insurance


It’s no secret that sales of hybrid cars have been on the increase. In the U.S., the percentage of hybrids to traditionally fueled vehicles has nearly doubled in four years, increasing from 2.8% of all vehicles in 2008 to 5.3% in 2012. It’s also no wonder that they have, of course, given the benefits that […]

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Save Money on Gas and Reduce Air Pollutants


Over the past few years, automakers have been hard at work producing better fuel economy performance vehicles to limit climate pollution. By 2025, the Environmental Defense Fund hopes all cars and trucks get over 50 miles per gallon, a feat that will not only save drivers money, but also drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In […]

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World Car-Free Day


Hundreds of cities in up to 40 countries are today expected to take part in World Car Free Day 2011. The day is marked annually on Sept. 22, with organizers encouraging people to walk, bike, use mass transit, work from home or find other alternatives to cars. Organizers write on the World Carfree website that […]

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California Funds High Speed Rail System


California is going to start building its a 800-mile high-speed rail system with a 65-mile segment that goes through Fresno but doesn’t connect the city with any of its large Central Valley neighbors. Work on the $4.15 billion first segment, which will include a station in downtown Fresno and another near Hanford, is scheduled to […]

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Google Backs Schweeb’s Eco-Friendly Transportation


If you don’t like tight spaces, then the Schweeb may not be your preferred mode of transportation. Google is backing this eco-friendly monorail system in their Project 10^100 initiative, which was a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible, selecting Shweeb as an organization with the most forward […]

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Segway Owner James Heselden Dies After Segway Accident


In sad and ironic news today, the owner of the eco-friendly human transportation company, Segway, has died after falling off a cliff while riding his two-wheeled vehicle. The body of 62-year-old James Heselden was found in the River Wharfe alongside one of his Segways. He was pronounced dead at the scene, West Yorkshire police said. […]

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Tiger Woods Buys Elin Nordegren Tesla Roadster


If love is defined as dropping a bunch of cash on a ultra cool Tesla Roadster for the wife you’ve cheated on multiple times, then Tiger Woods really loves Elin Nordegren. Amid speculation that a divorce is in the works, Tiger and Elin were trying to hang out on the DL over at a dealership in […]

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Space Shuttle Landing Called Off


NASA has put a stop to the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery, which will stay in orbit for another day, due to cloudy weather. The Space Shuttle Discovery was slated to land at Kennedy Space Center, but mission managers in Houston canceled the landing just an hour and a half before the scheduled landing. Discovery has […]

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Obama Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standards


The Obama Administration has announced new fuel efficiency standards that will boost mileage and cut emissions. Announced today, the new standards call for a 35.5 miles-per-gallon average within six years, up nearly 10 mpg from now. The requirements for the 2012-2016 model years pleased environmentalists as well as automakers. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “Putting more fuel-efficient […]

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Google Maps Adds Biking Information


Starting this month (just in time for Spring), Google has started providing bicycle directions as part of its Google Maps service. The new feature comes with directions for cyclists in 150 cities in the United States. Google already incorporates public-transit and walking directions in addition to automobile driving directions, and the cycling community has been […]

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