2010 Prius To Use Solar Power

by Justin Thomas •

“Prius,” in Latin, means roughly “to go before.” Since its first appearance in 1997, Toyota’s iconic hybrid has lived up to its name, with more than 1.5 million sold world wide. Revamped in 2003 with Toyota’s hybrid synergy drive, the Prius is now entering its third generation with the 2010 model to be available later this year. And, in keeping …


Review: Low Rolling Resistance Tires

by Justin Thomas •

Green Seal has released another of their well-researched reports, this time covering “Low Rolling Resistance Tires“. The reports presents previously unpublished data on leading tires that have low rolling resistance. But what is rolling resistance exactly? It’s a measurement of how easily the tire rolls down the road — minimizing the energy wasted as heat between the tire and the …


ZAP! Smart Cars

by Justin Thomas •

ZAP, an electric vehicle company, is offering a 60 mpg gasoline powered SMART Car. The company says the SMART City Coupe has an impressive handling and a stylish, roomy interior for two passengers. The SMART Car is popular in Europe, so ZAP is bringing the Americanized version that is a U.S. compliant direct import automobile. Pricing runs between $12,000 for …