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Reduced fuel consumption gives you more mileage from the pump
Reduced fuel consumption gives you more mileage from the pump Cars March 11, 2013
Higher gas prices may be a part of our future, but so too will be reduced fuel consumption. New standards…
New study: Most and least reliable cars
New study: Most and least reliable cars Cars March 1, 2013
Clark shares new stats about the most and least reliable nameplates after 3 years of ownership.
Saudi Arabia investing heavily in solar
Saudi Arabia investing heavily in solar Cars February 4, 2013
Saudi Arabia is making a big-time play for solar energy with an eye toward selling it to other nations. Think…
Ford, Nissan making moves to attract new electric car customers
Ford, Nissan making moves to attract new electric car customers Cars January 29, 2013
Ford is offering a lease that pays for itself on one of their cutting-edge electric vehicles. The Ford Focus is…
Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight
Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight Cars January 23, 2013
There's a lot of unhappiness about gas prices all across the country. But I want you to know there's so…
Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight
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Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight
New car technology will make gas less of a burden on your wallet Cars November 27, 2012
What percent of your income is spent on gas? That depends largely on where you live in the country. In…
Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight
$500 natural gas fueling stations at home are coming Cars November 15, 2012
Watch out, gas guzzlers! You may soon have the option to fill up a natural gas car at home. Chesapeake…
Energy use is the key to becoming a world economic heavyweight
Nissan to roll out $3,000 model in Japan Cars November 8, 2012
Nissan is reviving the Datsun nameplate for foreign car buyers with a $3,000 price point for overseas markets. Unfortunately, the…
Electric cars becoming more affordable
Electric cars becoming more affordable Cars October 17, 2012
Gaining independence from foreign oil is about to get cheaper. One automaker is cutting the price of its electric car…
Electric cars becoming more affordable
Get $3,000 for buying a natural gas car Cars October 11, 2012
Honda wants to give you $3,000 so you can buy fuel at a price that's approximately $2 a gallon. Sounds…
Electric cars becoming more affordable
Insurance industry names the most and least dangerous cars Cars September 25, 2012
Is your ride safe or are you cruising around in a death-trap? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has new…
Fuel-efficient cars becoming more of a no-brainer
Fuel-efficient cars becoming more of a no-brainer Cars September 24, 2012
High gas prices got you down? Buying a very fuel-efficient vehicle is getting easier and easier.The Mazda CX5 has technology…
Mid-year model changeovers are sweet spot of car market
Mid-year model changeovers are sweet spot of car market Cars September 14, 2012
Looking for a deal on a new car? Consider a car that's had a mid-year model changeover. Kelley Blue Book…
New fuel efficiency standards for cars coming next decade
New fuel efficiency standards for cars coming next decade Cars August 29, 2012
New standards for fuel efficiency will mandate that the average car on American roads get 54 miles to the gallon…
New fuel efficiency standards for cars coming next decade
Gas prices set to go higher Fuel Costs and Tips August 21, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: What you pay at the pump is set to rise over the next few weeks after a big run-up…
Are consumers liking their plug-in hybrids?
Are consumers liking their plug-in hybrids? Cars August 13, 2012
The battle between electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the marketplace is on. But one winner that delivers 90-100 miles…
Will half of all cars be electric by next decade?
Will half of all cars be electric by next decade? Car Technology July 20, 2012
You've probably heard me say, "Pioneers get slaughtered so settlers can get rich." No area illustrates this maxim better today…
How to really assess fuel efficiency
How to really assess fuel efficiency Cars July 19, 2012
TV ad marketers selling cars love to play one trick on you about miles per gallon numbers that can really…
Advertised fuel economy numbers are misleading for city driving
Advertised fuel economy numbers are misleading for city driving Cars June 21, 2012
All those ads for new cars on TV tout amazing highway miles per gallon. But what are those same vehicles…
Protect your child from ID Theft
Protect your child from ID Theft Protect Your Rights & Identity June 5, 2012
Protecting your child from identity theft is about to get a whole lot easier and cheaper thanks to a new…
How fast does that new car depreciate?
How fast does that new car depreciate? Cars June 1, 2012
Are you someone who likes to get new wheels every couple of years? New stats about vehicle depreciation may make…
Rising motorcycle sales signal economic recovery
Rising motorcycle sales signal economic recovery Buying May 15, 2012
There's an unusual and very loud economic indicator that says we are definitely in a recovery: Motorcycles! I read in…
Best and Worst payback times for fuel-efficient cars
Best and Worst payback times for fuel-efficient cars Cars April 20, 2012
Most people are looking more closely at fuel-efficient vehicles, event though they can cost more upfront. Here are the rides…
Fuel-efficient vehicles with the best and worst payback
Fuel-efficient vehicles with the best and worst payback Cars April 12, 2012
The high price of gas is making a lot of people consider fuel-efficient vehicles. But which ones are worth your…
Why gas prices rise at a time of increased domestic supply
Why gas prices rise at a time of increased domestic supply Cars April 4, 2012
The price of gas has become a huge campaign issue between Democrats and Republicans. Yet as the politicians argue and…
Used fryer grease is a hot steal for crooks
Used fryer grease is a hot steal for crooks Cars March 27, 2012
The crime of opportunity of the moment is stealing restaurant grease. I read a report in The San Francisco Chronicle…
Remote charging of electric devices coming soon
Remote charging of electric devices coming soon Buying Computers March 20, 2012
It seems that charging electric devices is just part of our lives now. But it could get a lot easier…
Gas prices climb on fears about Iran
Gas prices climb on fears about Iran Car Maintenance & Repair February 29, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: Gas prices are $3.70 a gallon (national average) and climbing. What's that going to mean as you look down…
Gas prices climb on fears about Iran
Energy independence without gov’t involvement Cars February 10, 2012
The price of gas these days is a real pain for most of us consumers. But what about those who…
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