Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses the former to encourage the latter. Automotive supplier Bosch now has a "smart" gas pedal that uses haptic feedback to tell... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars Are Coming, Believe It Or Not, Nissan Leaf Driver Says

After 13,000 miles behind the wheel of an all-electric Nissan Leaf, I have a few observations to pass along to those of you still tethered to your least favorite gas station... read more February 7, 2012 by 14

The controversial D909 in the suburbs of Paris

Want To Drive Greener? Move Closer To Your Job, Save Cash Too

We get a lot of questions about greener or more fuel-efficient cars. But we rarely get questions about how to drive less. A cheerful little post and infographic by the... read more November 4, 2011 by 3

24-hour Dutch Nissan Leaf Marathon

Five Ways to Increase Your Electric Car’s Range Overnight

If you’re an electric car owner who finds that the range you can get from a full charge isn’t anywhere near the distance the dealer claimed, you’re not... read more July 8, 2011 by 8

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout

How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE... read more June 21, 2011 by 6

Casey Neistat pleads his case on YouTube. Image: Casey Neistat

Always Stay In The Bike Lane, Even When You Can't: Video

Hell, it would appear, hath no fury like a New York City bicyclist filled with righteous indignation. Consider the case of Casey Neistat, a New York City bicyclist ticketed... read more June 14, 2011 by 7

Erwin Wurm's Fat Car

Could Higher Gas Prices Help Obese Americans Lose Weight?

With gas prices above $4 a gallon (at least this week), we've entered a familiar cycle. Man-on-the-street interviews feature wailing and moaning about how politicians "should... read more May 13, 2011 by 5

Gas pump

7 Ways To Save Gas And Go Green With The Cars You Own Today

Sure, it'd be nice to have a brand-new, more fuel-efficient vehicle. But not everyone is able to buy one of the growing number of new cars with at least 40 mpg highway... read more April 11, 2011 by 2

2011 Nissan Leaf

So, Can You Drive the 2011 Nissan Leaf Cross-Country?

If you're studying the notion of going on the grid for your automotive "fuel," you're probably curious just how you'll integrate an electric car like the 2011 Nissan Leaf... read more August 5, 2010 by 6


Are Public Charging Stations Really Needed for EV Deployment?

There's been a lot of discussion and consideration given to the topic of public charging stations for electric vehicles. The old "chicken verses egg" conundrum is called to... read more July 30, 2010 by 27

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

Ten Songs To Cruise To In Your New Electric Car

Ever since the first car radio--let alone the in-car record player and drive-time radio--there have been few finer places to listen to your favorite tunes than from the... read more July 16, 2010 by 18

2010 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

2010 Scion XB: Quick Review

The 2010 Scion xB is a little more curvy than the previous model.  However, it still has that boxy look that you either love, or hate.  Some buyers will think it's a quirky... read more July 12, 2010 by 0

2011 Infiniti M37

Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

Nissan Motor Co. is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline... read more July 8, 2010 by 3

Power plant

Electric Cars Must Pay Higher Taxes To Build Power Plants, Says Power-Plant Builder

With the increase in coverage that electric cars are enjoying in both the motoring and the mainstream press, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future is bright for... read more July 8, 2010 by 13

Gas pump

Green Driving Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

While the July Fourth holiday weekend has ended, many Americans still have a hefty amount of summer travel ahead.   With gas prices slowly inching toward $3 a gallon, many... read more July 8, 2010 by 3

2008 Smart Fortwo

The Great Smart MPG Mystery

Since its official introduction into the U.S. in January 2008, the Smart ForTwo has come under near constant criticism for the poor economy figures it achieves despite being... read more June 27, 2010 by 0


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