Awaken Earth – Transportation

  • Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets Strong EPA MPG Ratings

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets Strong EPA MPG Ratings

October 15th, 2012|

by Nino Marchetti :  Ford, already filling our in-boxes with emailed news releases about the good EPA MPG ratings its 2013 fleet of green cars is getting, just sent over another one regarding its Lincoln luxury brand. [...]

  • Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Top Fuel Efficiency Marks

Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Top Fuel Efficiency Marks

October 13th, 2012|

American automaker Ford was recently crowing about its upcoming Fusion Hybrid, noting the Environmental Protection Agency certified the midsize sedan with a fuel efficiency rating of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined. [...]

  • Ford hopes new Fusion will be its Camry killer

Ford hopes new Fusion will be its Camry killer

September 18th, 2012|

(AP) DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford (F) hopes the redesigned 2013 Fusion will finally be its Camry killer.  The Fusion has become Ford’s best-selling car since it went on sale in 2005, and it’s one of [...]

  • BMW Plug-In Hybrid Concept Goes Front-Wheel Drive

BMW Plug-In Hybrid Concept Goes Front-Wheel Drive

September 16th, 2012|

Hot on the heels of Nissan’s pre-Paris Auto Show concept reveal, BMW is pulling the curtain back on the Concept Active Tourer, a little three-cylinder, front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid that will debut in less than two weeks [...]

  • GM Fuel Cell Program Keeps 2015 In Its Sights

GM Fuel Cell Program Keeps 2015 In Its Sights

September 8th, 2012|

by Pete Danko:  The recent report that Hundyai is close to bringing out a fuel cell vehicle has prompted an update from GM on its hydrogen projects, which are actually more extensive than you might imagine, given how little we [...]

  • Fuel Efficiency Driving Onshoring

Fuel Efficiency Driving Onshoring

July 28th, 2012|

by Roland Hwang:  Lost in the current debate about “offshoring” is the remarkable story of the “onshoring” of fuel-efficiency manufacturing. […]

  • Ford Unveils Focus Electric in New York and Las Vegas; community

Ford Unveils Focus Electric in New York and Las Vegas

May 8th, 2012|

LAS VEGAS — Saying that Ford Motor Company is “fully charged,” Alan Mulally, the automaker’s chief executive, unveiled a fully electric version of its 2012 Ford Focus compact car during a keynote address Friday at the Consumer [...]

  • Ford to Create Cars Made of Mushrooms?

Ford to Create Cars Made of Mushrooms?

April 21st, 2012|

Super Mario and the gang might have been onto something with all their mushroom gathering. The mighty mushroom is brain food — they are packed with vitamins, minerals and probiotic immune strengthening properties and are also incredibly diverse and versatile. [...]

  • Boeing, Airbus, Embraer Join Forces On Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus, Embraer Join Forces On Biofuels

April 11th, 2012|

by Paul Willis:  The world’s three biggest makers of passenger planes have put aside commercial rivalries and agreed to work together with governments and biofuel producers to promote and speed up the availability of jet fuels [...]