The Facts: More Information, Education, and Links to other sites
How fuel cells work, a cool interactive site-let from MSNBC
The Sock Test: Try this out!
- Attach a white tube sock onto the tail pipe of a regular passenger car and
drive around for 20 minutes.
- Next, do the same for an SUV.
- You'll see a big difference in the discoloration of the sock... this is
a great learning tool for both kids (in a classroom environment) as well
as for SUV owners...
June 16 - Despite billions for alternatives, car remains king - MSNBC.com
AROUND THE NATION, states and municipalities plagued by traffic backups and the spiraling costs of building new roads are promoting biking, van- and carpools and mass transit as alternatives to the single-occupancy car commute that is the norm in America.
Nov. 25, 2002 - The coming SUV wars - Is the tide of public opinion turning against these metal monstrosities?
On one side sales of the gas-guzzling, pollution-spewing, downright dangerous behemoths continue to soar. And apparently, the more fuel-inefficient the better.
Little Old Man Versus the Big Three
A really cool article about an old guy who has spent the last 50 years perfecting his "rotary engine" that has only two moving parts, and
would eliminate the need for the transmission, the drivetrain, and the exhaust system...
Green Cars Cruise the Strip in Vegas - 2001 Michelin Challenge Bibendum
The 2001 Michelin Challenge Bibendum highlighted the auto industry's
commitment to and progress in development of environmentally innovative
automobiles. The three-day event put 10 fuel cell powered cars and 15
hybrid cars through rigorous tests and then sent them on a grueling
226-mile drive from the California Speedway to Las Vegas.
Sierra Club's SUV site
"Switching from driving an average new car to a 13 MPG SUV for one year
would waste more energy than if you:
- Left your refrigerator door open for 6 years
- Left your bathroom light burning for 30 years or
- Left your color television turned on for 28 years"
The SUV Info Link - suv.org
- Federal law permits Sport Utility Vehicles to waste 33 percent more gasoline than passenger cars.
- SUVs can spew 30+ percent more carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons and 75+ percent more nitrogen oxides than passenger cars.
- Since 1990, the inefficiency of light trucks (including SUVs) have led to Americans wasting an extra 70 billion gallons of gasoline.
A great government site which lists the most up to date fuel economy for automobiles. Includes car comparisons, and other great fuel economy information.
EPA Auto Emissions site
Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment.
This guide will help you choose the cleanest and most fuel efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
EPA Global Warming Kids Site