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Recycled Hawtness: DIY VW Pickup on MKIV Jetta

We’ve been clamoring for a compact, diesel-engined pickup for years here at Gas 2. We lust heartily for Ford’s “forbidden fruit” Ford Ranger, which combines city-suitable dimensions with awesome, train-hauling power. We lusted after Volkswagen’s sexy, European Amarok. We’re waiting to see what happens with GM’s upcoming diesel compact pickups, but even so – what […]

September 10th

Green News Roundup: Friday, December 16th, 2011

Finally, it’s Friday, which means we’re just a scant few hours from the wonderful weekend! With that in mind, here is this morning’s news round up. Some of today’s highlights include FedEx going electric in London, California considers stringent new emissions changes, and a beautiful home made from recycled cars. FedEx Testing Electric Nissan Vans […]

December 16th

Elektra One Solar Plane Takes Aviation Off the Grid

It’s official:  with its new Elektra One electric aircraft and “SunAirport” hangar, aviation company PC-Aero has taken recreational flying off the grid. Billed as “one of the most efficient transportation devices ever conceived”, PC-Aero’s Elektra One employs advanced composite materials and battery technology to keep its dry weight to approx. 400 lbs, which allows the tiny […]

August 14th

Charge Your EV at Home – Now For Under $1000

Limited access to fast charging stations is holding back the widespread acceptance of EVs, but even some of the braver “early adopters” are being turned away if they don’t have home-charging stations … which can be pretty pricey!  Last week, though, California-based electronics firm ClipperCreek made getting a home charging station a little easier by […]

June 25th