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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (Wagon) Features Efficient Engine Options

By • Aug 6th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Mercedes-benz

Mercedes-Benz is launching the E-Class Estate (or “wagon” for those speaking “American”). Like the Sedan and Coupé, the Estate combines unique design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality, plus a wide range of diesel and gasoline engine options to achieve high mileage performance.



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.



NHTSA, DOT Publish the Final Rule for Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers

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

The CARS final rule has been published to set forth requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009. This program helps consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car or truck from a participating dealer when they trade in a less fuel efficient car or truck.



Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers Program Kicking Into Gear

By • Jul 14th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash For Clunkers” program is the federal program that helps consumers purchase a new, more efficient vehicle when an older, less efficient vehicle is traded in. Expect dealer showrooms to have increased traffic between now and November 1, and fewer polluting cars on the roads. But there are downsides as well.



CNN Test Drives a Mini E Electric Car – Missing the Point or Just Reflecting Public Views?

By • Mar 16th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

CNN test drives the Mini E electric car, but many viewers may get the wrong message from it. Personally I think it’s accurate in showing public confusion and lack of knowledge about electric and hybrid cars.



Honda Insight 2010 Hybrid: Is It a Toyota Prius Killer?

By • Mar 13th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

The Insight, set to go on sale March 24, 2009, is designed to combine functionality with style. Honda is not known for producing stylish cars, but the new Honda Insight looks pretty sharp. In any case, nothing beats Honda’s bucket seats in its price range, IMHO.



New Hybrid and Electric Car Choices Can Fail the Car Industry

By • Feb 15th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

In the current state of development of the low/no emission and high miles-per-gallon (mpg) automobile industry, however, more technology and choices can cause adverse effects and reaction. Too many, and changing, choices together with new, unfamiliar technologies can create confusion.



Hypermiling in a Toyota iQ: 504 Miles on a Tank of Gas

By • Feb 5th, 2009 • Category: Maximize Your MPG

A couple of novice hypermilers drove the Toyota iQ for 504.2 miles, achieving 70-72mpg compared to official 65.7mpg.