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Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon... read more

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12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is... read more June 19, 2014 by 

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Tested At 28 MPG On Highway

Hybrids and fuel-sipping small cars may get a lot of attention, but improving the gas mileage of pickup trucks can have a huge impact. That's why the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel... read more November 21, 2013 by 

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (2015 VW Golf body style in U.S.)

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us

With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a... read more July 8, 2013 by  4

diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Who Might Buy Diesels? Gasoline Drivers, Not Hybrid Owners

With a raft of new diesel vehicles entering the market this year and next, the question arises: Who exactly will buy them? Based on the results of a survey to be released... read more March 28, 2013 by  49

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NYC Rations Fuel, Jersey Makes 'Dyed Diesel' Legal In Sandy Aftermath

New York City and Long Island today instituted temporary fuel rationing, with drivers only allowed to buy gasoline on alternate days. Starting at 6 am tomorrow, vehicles with... read more November 8, 2012 by  4

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True Or False? The U.S. Now Imports More Gasoline Than Ever

Smart people who read true and false questions know to go for the non-obvious answer. So we'll make it easy: The U.S. is importing less and less gasoline and, as highlighted... read more December 9, 2011 by  4

ATDynamics TrailerTail installed on trailer

Can 'Trailer Tails' Save A Semi 6 Percent Of Its Diesel Fuel?

One of the best ways to save a lot of fuel is to improve the efficiency of the lowest-mileage vehicles on the roads. Those include semis, which often get no more than 2 or 3... read more August 26, 2011 by  2

Feeling Taxed at the Pump?

Gas Prices: How Much Are YOU Paying At The Pump In Taxes? (Infographic)

Gas prices go up and down, lately more up than down. Today, however, the U.S. government has decided to release a portion of its strategic petroleum reserve, just as... read more June 23, 2011 by  3

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3

Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by  3

diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or... read more December 29, 2010 by  3

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Gasoline Engines Will Be With Us For Many Decades Yet, Really

We write a lot about electric cars here, and we cover clean diesels and efficient gasoline cars. But it's probably time for a little reality check. Gasoline engines are going... read more November 9, 2010 by  7


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