Cost of gasoline taking a bite out of your budget? Below are 10 ways to fix that.
With gasoline prices still high, manufacturers are making their green cars bigger and better. And that means there are more green-leaning options on the market. Confused by all those new options? Your job just got a little easier, thanks to the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, the website of the country’s largest automotive valuation company, who highlight the wide range of green vehicles available in hybrid, electric and “high-efficiency gasoline powered-vehicles.”
Now if you’re really serious about scaling down to save the environment, you might want to consider a smaller electric vehicle, like the GEM Car from Scooter Bruce of Bruce’s Auto Sales on Jefferson Street. These low speed (feds limit them to 25 MPH), battery-electric vehicles, more commonly known as neighborhood vehicles, are legal on Lafayette streets with a 35 MPH or less speed limit. GEM cars have a range of up to 30 miles on a full charge and are a terrific means of traveling around neighborhoods.
Below is KBB.com’s “10 Best Green Cars of 2012” and the estimated combined city/highway miles per gallon from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy Guide:
Source: list courtesy of kbb.com http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/10-best-green-cars-2012/mpg estimates from U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy Guide; www.fueleconomy.gov
The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity sent the pledge request to all 144 lawmakers in February.
The 5-foot-10, 203-pound former second-round pick has gone to three Pro Bowls in his five seasons.
U.S. District Judge James Brady had ruled that the corrections department must reveal by this week the information about where it obtained its two lethal injection drugs.
The enrollment period ends this month.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
Abshire has rejoined the Lafayette Bar Association, where she previously served as marketing coordinator under longtime Executive Director Susan Holliday
Home-grown Baton Rouge market/deli heads to Lafayette.
Deadline for submitting noms for annual competition is March 15
Whitney Bank officials have confirmed that the downtown branch will cease to exist when it relocates its regional headquarters to River Ranch at the end of May.
So far the Democratic agenda includes proposals to expand Medicaid; increase the minimum wage; offer equal pay to women; heighten regulations on predatory lending practices, like payday loans; and add more transparency in the governor’s office.
Hot-button education issues ranging from Common Core to charter schools have some lawmakers pushing to scrap the appointing process and go back to electing the state's super.
Downtown Lafayette restaurant launches new concept near Le Triomphe
Police say the handcuffed man fatally shot himself in the back, but his family isn't buying the story.
Yeah, it's smoked venison sausage stuffed in a suckling pig stuffed in a lamb and roasted over an open fire.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a budget proposal that suggests new education and health care spending, pay raises for state workers and an incentive fund to encourage colleges to enhance their science, engineering and technology training.
Reamco founders Brent Milam and Ashley Lane now shareholders in acquiring company and part of its management team.
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The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts