Zoe Lipman’s Archive

Want to fix pain at the pump? Go with the cars…

In the current crazy debate on high gas prices and what to do about them , we’d like to see politicians stand up for the things that really save families …

Electric cars: It’s time to put our foot down …on the accelerator

We’re well into the political “silly season” so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re seeing a rash of EV naysaying in the press.  But it’s particularly crazy now,  when …

$1.00 a gallon … when you fill up at the plug

Last week the new Ford Focus Electric received its official fuel economy rating from EPA…105 miles per gallon equivalent!  At 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway, that makes it …

Building a Better Future for Wildlife and Ourselves

White House Event Honors Community College Leaders, Businesses, Entrepreneurs If I had any doubts about Americans’ ability to come together and literally build a better future for people and wildlife, …

Better Faster Stronger 2… The Truck

25% better fuel economy 20% less pollution 365 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque Its fall, and while many of us are throwing gear in the back of our trucks for …

The Auto Industry Just Built More Than 100,000 Green Jobs

Why haven’t we heard about this…and how do we get more of it? Over the last few weeks, the national debate has been even more all-about-jobs than usual.  But one …

Cadillac Converj at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show (photo: NWF Zoe Lipman)

Better Faster Stronger – Past Week of Fuel Efficiency News Confirms More Great Cars and Trucks Ahead

In Trucks that Work, a report NWF released last week, we walk through just how much pickup truck owners save under new fuel efficiency standards (a lot), how fast they …

President Obama speaks to attendees at Friday’s announcement  (Credit: Sarah Chieffo)

Double Your Own Fuel Economy

Getting excited about the President’s fuel efficiency announcement Average fuel economy in America today is about 26 miles per gallon (mpg) across all cars and light trucks (SUV’s, pickups, etc.).  The …

Chevrolet Volt with charging station (via Flickr's saebaryo)

New Fuel Efficiency Rules: Consumer Savings and Progress Against Pollution

A major announcement on fuel efficiency is expected in Washington, DC on Friday morning: The Obama administration and major auto manufacturers have reached a deal to raise fuel efficiency standards …

Cut the Cost of Gas: Buy a Truck?

Fuel efficiency innovation puts money back in every consumer’s pocket. With gas prices still up, March car and truck sales figures showed robust sales of fuel efficient cars and SUVs.  …

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