When you go to the gas station there are generally three options for gas: regular (87 octane), midgrade (89), and premium (91 – 93 octane). Premium gas is the most expensive, and some people think that means it must be better for their car. According to The New York Times, a surprising 16.5 million drivers used… Read More.
Photo Credit: Department of Transportation At first glance, platooning doesn’t look like much—just a few tractor-trailers driving down the highway a bit closer together than we’re used to. But, what is actually happening is much more complex and presents the opportunity for significant safety, energy efficiency, and cost benefits. Early studies have shown that 65%… Read More.
The more technology changes the way Americans live, work and travel, the more states like Oregon adapt policies to technological changes. Such is the case with the introduction of electric vehicles. Oregon joins other states in offering zero emissions rebate for those who own and operate electric vehicles. In October 2017, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown,… Read More.
The city of Talent has jumped into the age of the electric car and will unveil two new chargers in front of its freshly solarized Community Center in an educational forum at 6 p.m. Thursday. In a celebration and talk called “Electric Vehicles, the New Generation,” Rogue Climate Talent will host James Stevens, president of… Read More.
In 2017, about 46% of all new cars achieved 30 miles per gallon (mpg) or higher while the number of cars exceeding 50 mpg rose to about 5%. For light trucks, almost two-thirds achieved fuel economy above 20 mpg and less than one percent fell below 15 mpg. By contrast, in 1975, about 88% of… Read More.