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Texting While Driving – A Case of Drivers Not Thinking Straight

By • Sep 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Let’s forget clean driving and the environment for a moment. There’s a more pressing issue. Ford Motor Company recently commissioned an online survey on texting while driving. There are so-called hands-free driving laws or cell phone driving laws are already in effect in many states, but maybe the problem needs to be solved in a different way.



Leading Fuel Cell Vehicle Manufacturers Signed Joint Agreement

By • Sep 18th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology – Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation – signed a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU.)



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.



Chang’an Motors – First Chinese Hybrid Car Manufacturer Continues Momentum

By • Jun 11th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Chang’an Motors (also called ChangAn or Chana Auto) brought to the market the first Chinese-made hybrid car Jie Xun HEV, and is continuing its aggressive plan to develop more innovative and affordable hybrid sedans and minivans for the Chinese market. You may be soon test driving a Chana hybrid at a dealer near you too.