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Hybrids & Alternative Cars

How to prepare for the possibility of $5/gallon gas
How to prepare for the possibility of $5/gallon gas Cars January 24, 2012
I got a kick out of two competing stories, one from The Dallas News and one from Barron’s that I…
How to prepare for the possibility of $5/gallon gas
Detroit Auto Show promises better fuel economy, more options Cars January 11, 2012
With car sales accelerating at the end of 2011, the Detroit Auto Show is now under way and auto makers…
How to prepare for the possibility of $5/gallon gas
Honda learns a hard lesson about customer service Cars January 9, 2012
Amid all the ballyhoo about the class action lawsuit (and subsequent small claims court suit) against Honda, there's a simple…
Clark reviews his new Nissan Leaf
Clark reviews his new Nissan Leaf Cars December 16, 2011
After months of waiting, Clark finally has his Leaf -- the all-electric, no gas car from Nissan. How does it…
Clark reviews his new Nissan Leaf
Clark reviews his new Nissan Leaf Cars December 1, 2011
After months of waiting, I finally have my Leaf -- the all-electric, no gas car from Nissan. I want to…
Clark reviews his new Nissan Leaf
Clark identifies upcoming sweet spot on calendar for car buyers Cars September 8, 2011
Auto buyers will get all treats and no tricks come Halloween thanks to a couple of converging market factors. We've…
Clark explains his purchase of the Nissan Leaf
Clark explains his purchase of the Nissan Leaf Cars September 6, 2011
My purchase of the Nissan Leaf highlights the mass of contradictions that is key to who I am. There are…
Clark explains his purchase of the Nissan Leaf
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Clark explains his purchase of the Nissan Leaf
Ford introduces a 3-cylinder engine Cars August 12, 2011
Remember "Ford has a better idea," the old ad campaign? It was a great tagline that came at a time…
It’s coming: Cars that drive YOU around
It’s coming: Cars that drive YOU around Cars August 8, 2011
How far away are we from safe, remote-controlled vehicles that drive you around? Two new developments are bringing that day…
A new look at the 4-Cylinder engine
A new look at the 4-Cylinder engine Cars July 21, 2011
Think four-cylinder cars are not powerful enough for you? You may want to think again. Here's why.
A new look at the 4-Cylinder engine
EPA offers fuel-economy labels for used car sellers Cars July 6, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency is offering fuel-economy labels for used car sellers that could amount to a selling advantage for…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate Cars May 25, 2011
Americans overwhelmingly favor the federal government making a law that would require automakers to have all the vehicles they sell…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Scooters offer one solution to high gas prices Cars May 20, 2011
In today's market with high gas prices, scooters sales are up nearly 50% from a year ago, according to a…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Nissan ready to rollout more Leafs Cars May 6, 2011
Nissan has been heavily promoting the all-electric Leaf for nearly 2 years now. So far, though, there are only 500…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Avoid overreacting to changes in gas prices Cars April 18, 2011
It's pretty upsetting to go the gas station these days. You used to know roughly what a fill up should…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Japan’s woes add to shortage of fuel-efficient vehicles Cars March 23, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: It should come as no surprise that the recent run-up in fuel prices has created a shortage of fuel-efficient…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Reduce your gas consumption to reduce anxiety about gas prices Cars February 18, 2011
How much did you pay for your last tank of gas? I paid $4.81 a gallon. Granted I was in…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Bigger vehicles with better fuel economy are coming Cars January 18, 2011
Up to this point, if you wanted to get great fuel economy, you had to drive something small. But that…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
$2,000 car with early promise falls out of favor in Asian mar Cars January 11, 2011
Several years ago, I was all excited about a $2,000 car called the Nano being introduced in India by Tata…
Americans favor 60 mpg government mandate
Are gas additives for real? Cars June 10, 2008
The Consumer Action Center has been getting a lot of questions about fuel economy boosters. During the energy crises of…
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