Guest Opinion: How green are my cars?

Guest Opinion by Bruce Borgerson, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 26, 2018

As long-time Ashland residents, we feel obligated to own a “green” car. Actually we own two, speaking literally, since both are nearly the same shade of gray-green.

One is a Honda CR-V, which has served us faithfully since we bought it new in 2006. It has a combined city/highway EPA mileage rating of 25 mpg, which translates into greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 485 grams per mile. Excellent for its era, but now it’s contributing a bit too much to climate change.


For anyone considering buying an electric vehicle, the Rogue Valley Green Car Guide developed by Bruce Borgerson is worth reading.

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