Fuel economy beaten by the cold

  I was reading a blog from autobloggreen that covered the effects of cold weather on the fuel economy in hybrid cars.  The tests that were done showed weather and/or climate could dramatically lower the fuel economy, sometimes by 5-10 mpg in cold weather areas. Now, like most people, I know there are a variety […]

Is one SUV more biofriendly than 2 smaller cars?

  Recently SUVs have been getting a bad rap due to their size, fuel consumption and emissions.  But if you had to choose between having one SUV or two smaller cars, which would you choose?  And do you know which choice would be more biofriendly and save you more money?  I decided to take a look […]

Want better fuel economy….Go Metro LA

We are all trying to figure out how to get the best fuel economy and with gas prices going up again (at least they are in my area….went up $0.17 in less than a week), we need to find the best way to get where we need to go on a budget.  Now I know […]

Emission-free transportation rules the school

Image by biofriendly  Like many college campuses, the University of Southern California (USC) is a very large campus.  On average it takes around 20 minutes to walk from one end of the campus to the other and in the middle of summer in LA, that 20 minutes can seem like a very long walk.  But […]

Car Shipping: Better for the environment and your wallet

Image by altheengineer When you move across country, whether it’s moving to a new home or sending your kid off to college, one cost you can’t forget to factor in is the cost of getting your car across country.  Packing and moving your furniture is relatively simple – call a good moving company and you’re […]

CO2 Emissions: Tips to lower yours

  Image by biofriendly Can you really lower your CO2 emissions?  Well, the obvious answer is yes, of course.  But do you really know what will lower your emissions?  For example, will you produce less CO2 emissions by idling your car or by turning it off and on?  If your tires are under-inflated will that cause […]

Besides gasoline, what else are you using with Petroleum?

  Image by Daquella manera Do you have any idea how many products you could be using on a daily basis that contain some form of Petroleum?  If you think it’s mainly found in gasoline or gasoline products, you’d be mistaken.  Petroleum can sometimes be found in things such as plastic, synthetic rubber, paints, pesticides, […]

Fuel Economy: Learn what affects your MPG

  Image by jeffwilcox If you go onto any car lot you’ll find the estimated MPG right on the price sticker of each car.  Some people even use the MPG to help determine whether or not they want to buy that particular car – eg will it give them the fuel economy they are looking […]

GPS gives you directions, but can it save gasoline too?

  Image by noelweathers If you look through any car lot these days you’ll notice a majority of high-end new cars are equipped with GPS navigation systems.  So much so that GPS systems have become a necessity for many drivers.  Now, I may be dating myself here, but I remember the ‘ole days when you […]