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4Earth Day certainly is something to celebrate

When we started AutoblogGreen on Earth Day 2006, we had no idea all of the places that covering the less-wasteful side of the auto industry would take us or how interesting the different eco-mobility strategies from the various automakers would be. Eight years later, we're still engaged with this topic. Now that we're celebrating our bronze anniversary, we're happy to once again look at the big picture and remember why every drop matters.

51Nissan Leaf all-electric taxis start pilot program in NYC [w/video]

When New York City picked the Nissan NV200 as its Taxi of Tomorrow, many were surprised that the vehicle wasn't electric, or even a hybrid for that matter. With NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on hand, Nissan celebrated Earth Day on Monday by unveiling a pilot program of electric taxis for the city consisting of six 2013 Nissan Leaf EVs, which the mayor referred to as the "taxi of the day after tomorrow."

15NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg drove up to the news conference in Rockefeller Center that introduced the first-ever all-electric NYC taxi in the back seat of - you guessed it – an EV taxi. Nissan and NYC chose Earth Day, today, to launch a zero-emission taxi fleet.

8NYC launching electric Nissan Leaf taxi pilot program on Earth Day

On Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, New York City will launch a zero-emission taxi fleet. Okay, it's just six Nissan Leaf vehicles and just a pilot project, but it's a start.

AddUtah Earth Day poster contest dares ask, "Where would you be without fossil fuels?"

The state of Utah has put its own spin on the message behind Earth Day. While the national ecology teach-in day usually means bike rides and recycling campaigns, in Utah the message this year is: "Where would you be without oil, gas and mining?"

11Earth Day 2011: 31 years for the holiday, five for our little website

Earth Day is kind of a strange thing to write about on a car blog, even a green one. There is a quote, possibly apocryphal, attributed to Will Rogers as he was speaking to Henry Ford that goes: "It will take a hundred years to tell whether you have helped us or hurt us. But you certainly didn't leave us like you found us."

1To celebrate Earth Day, Coulomb giving away free ChargePass cards

In honor of Earth Day 2011, Coulomb Technologies has announced that it will send free ChargePass cards to plug-in vehicle owners through the end of April 2011, waving the usual sign-up fee. According to Coulomb, by creating a ChargePass account and activating the free card, plug-in vehicle drivers will have access to the world's largest network of charging stations.

5Countdown to Earth Day: What does it mean to be green?

The word "green" in the transport context has been tossed around quite a bit over the years and has garnered for itself a host of connotations, some of them negative. There are people who might conjure up images of unwashed hippies in a 30 year-old biodiesel rust bucket when they think of green car, but others might imagine smug-looking suburbanite Prius drivers. As we approach the 41st Earth Day we thought it'd be a great time to ask ourselves our readers, "What does it mean to be green?"

11Countdown to Earth Day: Need tires? Save fuel with low-rolling resistance tires

Let's say that your vehicle's tires are nearing the end of their useful life. Looks like you're in need of standard replacement tires then, right? Well, instead of opting for a conventional tire you could save fuel by picking up a set of low-rolling resistance tires.

27Countdown to Earth Day: Wanna save gas? Here's how!

Everybody wants to save gas, right? Well, if you're one of the countless drivers looking to slash your fuel consumption, then you've come to the right place 'cause we've got some tips that should boost your vehicles miles per gallon.

18Countdown to Earth Day: What's up with this ethanol in gasoline?

When gassing up your vehicle, you've likely noticed a sticker on the pump that reads "this fuel may contain up to ten percent ethanol" or something similar. Have you ever asked yourself, "what's up with this ethanol in gasoline?" Well, get ready 'cause we've dug up an answer.

4Countdown to Earth Day: PHEV? BEV? E85? What's with all the acronyms?

Deciphering the meaning of automotive acronyms can be complicated. To alleviate confusion, we've compiled this condensed list of some acronyms associated with the types of vehicles that you'll encounter when perusing the AutoblogGreen site:

16Countdown to Earth Day: Keeping tires properly inflated improves gas mileage by 3.3%

Keep your tires properly inflated. That's what the Environmental Protection Agency keeps telling us. Did you know that under-inflated tires require more energy to roll? This not only wastes fuel, but wears tires out more quickly, eventually requiring costly replacements. Furthermore, under-inflated tires can heat up excessively, leading to a possible blowout.

29Countdown to Earth Day: Here's why your vehicle's gas mileage drops in cold weather

Driving in the dead of winter is harsh on a vehicle, and many of you have undoubtedly noticed that your fuel economy suffers as temps dip. In practice, gas mileage drops approximately 10 percent when temps go from cozy (60-80 degrees Fahrenheit) to bitter cold (less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit). But why does the weather affect the gas mileage of your vehicle?

21Countdown to Earth Day: What to consider when buying a green car

They may not be dominating American roads (or any roads in the world, except for slot-car race tracks), but new electric vehicles are adding one more option to a growing list of potential "green" vehicles on every car buyer's shopping list. Like changing your incandescent light bulb for a compact fluorescent light bulb, the benefits of exchanging an inefficient gas guzzler for a high-mileage car really depend on what vehicle you're driving now, how many miles you drive per day and what your othe

12Revenge of the Electric Car will premiere on Earth Day (April 22) in NYC

Revenge Of The Electric Car Trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump

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