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

4/5/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

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 and businesses money.  The punch line is:  More oil just […] Read more >

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

3/28/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

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 cities, consumers, automakers, energy and appliance companies are steaming ahead […] Read more >

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

3/12/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

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 the most fuel efficient 5-passenger car on the road (the […] Read more >

Building a Better Future for Wildlife and Ourselves

11/14/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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, an inspiring event last week helped put those doubts to […] Read more >

Better Faster Stronger 2… The Truck

10/20/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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 last weekend fishing or getting ready for the opening […] Read more >

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

9/21/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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 story isn’t getting the play it deserves. The auto industry […] Read more >

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

8/25/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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 save it (fast), and we do a component-by-component breakdown that […] Read more >

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

Double Your Own Fuel Economy

8/1/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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 President announced  Friday a landmark agreement made with automakers, the […] Read more >

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

New Fuel Efficiency Rules: Consumer Savings and Progress Against Pollution

7/28/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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 for cars and light trucks between 2017 and 2025, resolving […] Read more >

Cut the Cost of Gas: Buy a Truck?

4/18/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

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.   And this time, as we’ve seen gas prices rise, US […] Read more >