Chelsea Tractors Run into Trouble

November 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

In London they are known as “Chelsea tractors” or 4X4s and in America as SUVs. Whatever you want to call them, the mayor of London has them in his sights. He has already called people who drive them “idiots”. Yesterday Ken Livingstone yesterday unveiled plans to charge the highest polluting vehicles £25 a day to … Read More

Is This the End of the SUV?

August 16, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

McDonalds may be giving away free Hummer models to kids, but sales of SUVs (4x4s) in America have slumped 28 per cent in the last year. Now for the first time in recent years, SUV sales are now beginning to slow down in the UK. It may mean our love affair with gas-guzzling cars is … Read More

Billions Submerged

August 15, 2006By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

File under truly absurd: two American symbols of supersize, McDonalds and Hummer, have hooked up to inflate their profits and your kids’ waist lines. McD’s is giving away toy Hummers with Kids Meals for the rest of the month. Have some fun with this absurdity thanks to Environmental Working Group at:

It’s a Sin to Fly or Drive a Gas-Guzzler

July 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

One of Britain’s most senior clergy, the Bishop of London has declared that it is a “sin” to fly on holiday, to drive a “gas-guzzling” car or fail to use energy-saving light-bulbs.The Bishop, Richard Chartres, told the Sunday Times that “making selfish choices such as flying on holiday or buying a large car are a … Read More

Ford: $2 Billion Investment to Develop “Green” Vehicles

July 17, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The troubled car giant Ford has announced that it will spend nearly $2 billion on “green” technologies across its full range of vehicles, including Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. Under the plans, its best-selling Ford Focus will be able to deliver 70 miles per gallon with vastly reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Lewis Booth, Ford’s … Read More

Get Your Cheap SUV Here

June 30, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

So we now know that nearly half the global pollution coming from exhaust pipes is from US cars, because Americans drive bigger more fuel inefficient cars for longer than anyone else. So is that trend going to stop? No. The big three US auto makers are in the midst of offering ridiculous bargains to tempt … Read More

US Produces Nearly Half of Global Exhaust Fumes

June 29, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

OK so now it’s official. We all knew that Americans drove gas-guzzling polluting vehicles, but now the Environmental Defence Fund has calculated just how bad things are. And they are bad. Americans may only have 5% of the world’s population but they drive a third of its cars. However because Americans drive further in big … Read More