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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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General Motors Combines Forces with Clean Energy to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 3:03pm

AskPatty.com joined General Motors and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation at a luncheon recently to discuss the first steps in creating a Hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. As part of this process, Clean Energy will soon open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors, and the two companies will continue to jointly explore opportunities to expand the ...


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How Hybrid Vehicles Work

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 2nd, 2008 10:28pm

I've run several stories lately on hybrid vehicles -- comparing their costs against traditional gasoline engines and giving tips on how get the best fuel economy when driving them - and it occurred to me that it might be helpful to explain what makes these powertrains so different. An article I found at the Toyota press site helped quite a bit to explain how their hybrid vehicles combine gas engines and electric motors ...


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Pros and Cons of Hybrid Vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 19th, 2008 10:06pm

Now that gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, many drivers are becoming more aware of their need to cut their gas costs. And with April being "Earth Month", we've recently been bombarded by messages telling us to make greener choices to help save our planet. Many people combine these messages and believe that their best automotive choice to accomplish both these goals is to drive a hybrid vehicle, ...


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Green Grand Prix set for May 3, at Watkins Glen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2008 5:28pm

With the world's most efficient Hybrids and Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFV) set to compete this weekend over the scenic roads of Watkins Glen in upstate New York, all attention will be on the limitless possibilities of green power - showcasing first-year sponsor Juice Energy as a natural fit. The 60-mile Green Grand Prix is the creation of artist -- and fellow hybrid owner -- Bob Gillespie, and is the only ...


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Teen Drivers and Safety - Reseach Shows Car Crash Deaths Increase at Age 12

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2008 9:47pm

Recent research shows that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for older children and teens in the United States. Resulting in more deaths for this age group than the next three causes combined, motor vehicle crashes are considered the most serious health threat for older children and teens. (According to a study released this month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent ...


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Heads-up on Hypermiling

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2008 10:19pm

Have you heard of "Hypermiling"? Hypermiling is a method of driving your car in a manner that maximizes mileage, and it can be done in any vehicle regardless of whether it has a hybrid or traditional gasoline powerplant. Hypermiling has become a popular technique among drivers worldwide, especially as concerns over increasing gas prices and environmental issues heighten. Wikipedia says the term ...


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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alternative Vehicle Choices

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 7:18pm

With all the talk we’ve heard lately about sustainable eco-friendly vehicles, I thought it might be useful to identify some pros and cons of the alternative engine choices available now and promised to come to market in the future. Hydrogen: AskPatty's Contributing Editor Brandy Schaffels has driven Chevy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Equinox and says it offers excellent performance. She also says if she had two ...


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General Motors Green Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 2nd, 2008 1:43pm

Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept during the CES Show in Vegas in January a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM’s commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology. The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM’s groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the ...


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