Obama's Green Car Plan Is a Job Creator (or Not)

08.30.2012

The Obama Administration has finalized its fuel economy plan through 2025, and its supporters say it's a big engine for job growth. Romney disagrees, but he's talking millions of jobs from his drill, drill, drill energy plan. What's going on? A political season with worrisome unemployment figures.

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It's a Gas: The Powerful Argument for CNG and LNG 18-Wheelers

08.23.2012

Big rig truckers are saving a lot of money by switching from diesel to natural gas, but we need a national network of filling stations before this cheaper, cleaner fuel takes over.

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Will the VW Microbus Keep on Truckin'?

08.09.2012

Believe it or not, they still make these quintessential hippie vans in South America, though they've been off the North American market for decades. Now VW is talking about building an updated and retro version as part of its "heritage series" (alongside the new Beetle).

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Stick Figures: The Last Days of the Manual Transmission

08.01.2012

Driving a stick is becoming an endangered art in America: fewer and fewer of us even know what to do with a clutch.

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