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Planning a road trip? There are many ways to drive green even if you don’t drive a brand-new hybrid or plug-in vehicle.

You can reduce your impact on the environment – and your pocketbook – with your current vehicle. Read below to learn how to maximize miles-per-gallon, fill up with cleaner fuels, and someday purchase a vehicle that reduces harmful emissions from the tailpipe.

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Atlanta Biodiesel Retail Fueling Station

Atlanta Biodiesel Retail Station 250 Arizona Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Hours: 5:00am to dusk B20 and B100 Available Our state-of-the-art fueling station in Atlanta is a partnership between Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Clean Energy Biofuels (CEB). The fueling station is also part of the Department of Energy’s I-75 Green Corridor Project that is creating the longest alternative fuels corridor in…

Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

In his January 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced his goal to have 1 million electric plug-in vehicles (EVs) on American roads by 2015. That same month, electric vehicles took high prizes at Detroit’s Auto Show, including ‘Car of the Year’ (Chevy Volt). Time is clearly ripe. The technology exists to meet this goal, and SACE believes that mass deployment of…

Purchasing a Greener Vehicle

Car manufacturers now offer a number of different fuel and engine options made possible by advances in battery and engine technology. Because of this technology consumers can now purchase vehicles that have a smaller environmental footprint compared to the traditional internal combustion engine that runs on gasoline. The federal government is also offering federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for consumers who purchase…

Use Renewable Fuels, Wisely

Using renewable fuels is a great way to reduce air pollution, lessen our dependance on foreign oil, support local economies, and have cleaner vehicles on the road. There are several biofuels currently available to use in existing vehicles with little or no modifications required. Biodiesel: Biodiesel is a renewable fuel than can be used as a substitute for fossil fuel derived diesel. Biodiesel is…

Retrofit Your Current Vehicle

There are several upgrades that can be installed on your vehicle that will result in more mileage, better performance, and fewer emissions. All vehicle maintenance and service should be performed by or under the supervision of a trained automotive technician. Installing Pollution Control Technology (diesel only): Retrofitting a vehicle is one of the most effective ways to reduce pollution from both on road and…

Increase MPG from Driving Habits

You can squeeze more miles-per-gallon from your vehicle by changing a few things about the way you drive. Improving driving habits can reduce the amount of time spent on the road, prevent pollution from the tailpipe, and reduce the amount of fuel used per trip. Consolidating trips: When using your vehicle to visit multiple locations, thinking about all the stops along the way can…

Regularly Maintain Vehicles for Fuel Efficiency

Providing your vehicle with regular service maintenance will insure your vehicle is safe and efficient*. Through regular "tune-ups", your vehicle should reach the best mileage and lowest emissions that it can achieve without any major additions to the vehicle. Regular service to a vehicle should include: Checking tire pressure: Inflating to proper tire pressure is an easy way to get more mileage from your…