Hypermiling Los Angeles, CA, to Bend, OR, On One Tank of Fuel
Car Club USA heads to LA for the CleanMPG Northwest Rally, where a group of like-minded hypermiling enthusiasts led by Wayne Gerdes attempt to drive from Los Angeles, CA, to Bend, OR, on one tank of fuel. It's diesel versus hybrid tech on this fuel-efficient trip of a lifetime.
Rumor Says He Loved It Enough To Consider Doing An Electric Duc
What happens if you put the CEO of a famous Italian brand on an electric conversion of one of its motorcycles? If rumors are to be believed, there may be an battery-powered Ducati sometime in the future.
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.
Toyota has helped install an array of 208 repurposed nickel-metal hydride batteries from Camry Hybrids to power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch at Yellowstone National Park. The system can store 85 kilowatt-hours of energy at a time.
Many automakers have announced electric models with 200 miles or more range will arrive in their showrooms in the next couple years. Are any of these "Tesla beaters", or are they pretenders to the throne. Also, what's taken them so long to get with the battery-powered program?