| Dec 19, 2007
Soon, you won't find those old-fashioned 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in stores. You will be able to buy more energy-efficient appliances. And you will see labels on TVs and computers that tell you how much energy they consume.
You will see stickers...
| Dec 20, 2007
The Bush administration Wednesday denied California's bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, dealing a blow to the state's attempts to combat global warming and prompting an immediate vow from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to take the...
| Dec 21, 2007
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ignored his staff's written findings in denying California's request for a waiver to implement its landmark law to slash greenhouse gases from vehicles, sources inside and outside the agency told The...
| Dec 26, 2007
The Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is as provocative and political a vehicle as you'll see this year. Why, it's practically a polemic. And those are just the "P's."
By way of a fantastic exertion of technology and human capital -- which I hereby honor and praise...
| Jan 29, 2008
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Behold the cube, that most forthright and earnest of the Platonic solids, the noble hexahedron, the proverbial box that it came in, whatever "it" happens to be. The cube is one of nature's transcendental shapes: Salt crystals are cubic, as are molecules...
| Nov 25, 2010
You know you like a car when the only thing you would change is the hard, uncomfortable seats.
Automobiles are the amalgamation of thousands of parts designed and created by hundreds of individuals. Each piece provides an opportunity for the car to...
| Jul 29, 2010
Cars typically force drivers to make a choice: sporty but piggish on fuel or efficient and underwhelming.
With its 2011 CR-Z, Honda Motor Co. is playing with a new concept. It's called responsible indulgence, and Honda's debuting the idea with a two-seat...
| Jan 13, 2011
Wagons are typically a practical purchase — an investment often dictated by a change in life circumstance. In other words, babies.
As a whole, wagons represent a settling down, a resignation of youth, a reluctant embrace of responsibility as the...
| Feb 3, 2011
Volkswagen recently put on sale the second generation of its mid-size sport utility vehicle, the 2011 Touareg. Sitting at the top of the Touareg line is the $61,385 Hybrid, a vehicle that is eminently capable and well-executed.
Yet, with a single...
| Nov 18, 2010
As the economy stumbles along in recovery, bargains continue to define the marketplace, whether it's dinner at McDonald's, refreshing a winter wardrobe at Target or buying an affordable car.
Take the new Chevrolet Cruze, a compact sedan that advances the...
| Jul 14, 2011
Shuddering in anticipation of increasing federal fuel economy standards, luxury car manufacturers that traditionally paid little attention to gas consumption are finally paying heed. Take Nissan's up-market marque, Infiniti, which for 2012 introduced...