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car2go smart cars and City of Austin Team Up For On Demand Mobility

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

More than 13,000 Austin city employees have the opportunity to use the car2go smart vehicles not only for business but also for private use. Billing is handled with the same degree of simplicity and flexibility as every aspect of car2go – the rates are all-inclusive: fuel, maintenance, insurance, miles and parking. A car2go service team on the ground will handle daily maintenance of the vehicles. Read more about this great car2go car-sharing program.



President Obama at MIT – Challenging Americans to Lead the Global Economy in Clean Energy

By • Oct 23rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Remarks by President Obama during his visit to MIT, October 23, 2009: challenging Americans to lead the global economy in clean energy. “… in just a few weeks, right here in Boston, workers will break ground on a new Wind Technology Testing Center, a project made possible through a $25 million Recovery Act investment as well as through the support of Massachusetts and its partners. View the full CNN video.



Cash For Clunkers Program Ends Monday 08-24-09 – Appliances Next?

By • Aug 21st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

So car buyers are exhausting $3 billion allocated to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS.) The government announced that this so-called Cash For Clunkers program will shut down on Monday 08-24-09.



New and Improved Cash for Clunkers Program?

By • Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

With the overwhelming popularity of the Cash for Clunkers program, the government is making a number of changes to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS.) Here are a number of updates for those who still want to take advantage of this program.



What They Do to the Clunkers

By • Aug 3rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

The Cash for Clunkers program is in full force. Here’s what dealers do to the clunkers they received in the trade-ins to destroy their engines before sending them to the scrapyards.



Nissan Unveils “LEAF” Electric Car – Forget the Pump and Go Straight to Zero Emission

By • Aug 1st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled Nissan LEAF on August 2, 2009 the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.



Lauren Fix and Geoffrey Pohanka Debate on the Success of Cash For Clunkers Program

By • Jul 31st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

Today I caught an interesting debate between Lauren Fix and Geoffrey Pohanka on the status and success/failure of the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers program. CNN brought them on as part of its coverage of the first anticipated depletion of the one billion dollars allocated to CARS after just 5 days.



Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets 81.5 MPG and World Record 1445 Miles on Single Gas Tank

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Maximize Your MPG, Videos

Trained drivers using hypermiling techniques achieved 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Driving in the Washington, D.C. area, the Fusion Hybrid achieved an average of 81.5 mpg. The Fusion Hybrid’s spec sheet says the car has a 17-gallon tank. This set the world record for gasoline-powered midsize sedan.



Car Buyers Found Themselves Ineligible for Cash for Clunkers Over the Weekend

By • Jul 28th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Some cars’ combined mpg has magically increased or decreased over the weekend. So why is that important you ask? Well for those who thought their old cars qualify for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers program last week, they found out over the weekend that they now no longer qualify!



Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” Program

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” program. It’s all about moving cars out of the showrooms, and the net result will be to help stimulate jobs in the U.S.