FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Launches Green Car Advisor; Lead Story on Why Nation's Cleanest Gasoline-Fueled Cars Are Not Available in All States
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — September 18, 2007 — Edmunds Inc., publisher of four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts, launched Green Car Advisor, led by veteran automotive journalist John O'Dell, now available at http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/.
"The automotive green scene has grown immensely over the past couple of years as manufacturers and other companies are looking to find new ways to help keep our air clean, gas consumption low and environment safe," said Senior Editor John O'Dell. "Green Car Advisor will keep consumers, environmentalists and manufacturers abreast of the latest happenings in the automotive environmental scene."
Green Car Advisor will provide news and commentary on environmental trends and technologies in the automotive world. In addition to product news on hybrid, electric and diesel cars, Green Car Advisor will cover new technologies and alternative fuels, battery developments and key political and economical issues surrounding the green automotive landscape.
Green Car Advisor's current feature story, "Nation's Cleanest Gasoline Cars Are Not Available to All" looks at how sales of the nation's cleanest gasoline-fueled cars are being blocked in most states even as pressures mount to put cleaner, more efficient cars on the road. These vehicles, also known as Partial Zero-Emission Vehicles (PZEVs) are being kept out of showrooms in 35 states because of conflicting government regulations and automakers' unwillingness to spend money to get them certified in these orphaned states.
Stories already available in Green Car Advisor include: the latest on the fight to regulate greenhouse gases; a look at a brewing war over plug-in hybrid technologies, and General Motors's idea of keeping the cost down on its promised http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/.
About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.