automobiles

$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, …

Photo by NWF Staff

My Fling with the Chevy Volt (Video)

I recently bid adieu to our Chevy Volt. We had a lovely weekend romance, but now it’s back to my minivan. Like any relationship, we had our ups and downs. …

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 …

Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

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)

An Electrifying Announcement on Government Vehicles

One day before the Obama administration is expected to reveal updated window stickers for new vehicles, it’s leading by example, announcing plans on Tuesday to purchase 116 plug-in electric vehicles. …

Bison in Yellowstone National Park (via Flickr's pt101)

Bull Market: America’s Auto Comeback Is Good News For Wildlife

New car sales numbers show Americans don’t have to choose among saving money, oil independence and protecting wildlife. According to the Detroit News, demand for gas-sipping vehicles is fueling sales: …

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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