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Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices. We'd suggest that perhaps this is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as many pundits think. DON'T MISS... read more

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2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by 


 
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Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
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Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall, Almost At Four-Year Low: Report

If you're reading this while preparing for you morning commute, take solace in the fact that it's likely costing you a little less to drive to work than it did at this time... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
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Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

If you're getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it'll cost you a little less than it did this time last year... read more August 30, 2014 by 


 
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Will Your Local Gas Prices Rise or Fall? Fuelcaster Knows (It Says)

There's a new app out that claims to let users predict the future ... of gas prices. Fuelcaster is a free online app from Esurance that estimates whether prices will rise or... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Cheap gas prices in Venezuela (Image by Flickr user blmurch, used under Creative Commons license)

Could Venezuela Gas-Price Rise From 5 Cents Sell Greener Cars?

If you have friends in Europe, you might have heard them complaining of gas prices topping $8 per gallon. It's certainly enough to make you feel better about the average... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

How To Find Diesel Fuel Anywhere In The U.S.

Diesel fuel is only available at just over half of all retail fuel sites in the U.S, so isn't quite as easy to find for drivers not familiar with a particular area. Finding... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

U.S. Gas Prices Falling; Does It Matter For Green Cars?

Gasoline prices rise. Gasoline prices fall. And every time there's significant movement, it's a news story. Last week, for instance, CNBC (via The Car Connection) reported... read more August 14, 2013 by  13


 
The U.S. Department of Energy's 'eGallon' calculator

Energy Department Launches 'eGallon' To Explain Electric-Car Cost, Efficiency

It isn't easy to compare gasoline and electric vehicles. Sure, you can look at EPA stickers, sit in them and appreciate the way they drive, but comparing like-for-like on an... read more June 12, 2013 by  12


 
Summerhill Group's Shuttle Challenge: Driving less to get gas money in Toronto

Drive Less, Win Valuable Prizes! (If You're Canadian, Anyway)

Would you drive less if it meant getting the gas you did use for free? We suspect most people would answer yes if they could, and that's the premise behind the Shuttle... read more March 26, 2013 by  0


 
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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's... read more March 19, 2013 by  10


 
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Gas Prices To Be Higher Than Expected In 2013, Says Energy Dept

The price of gasoline will creep up faster than expected, the U.S. Department of Energy's latest figures show. Its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook had previously put... read more February 13, 2013 by  6


 
Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

How CA Drivers Handle High Gas Prices: Hybrids, Walking, Out-Of-State Gas

While gas prices in the state of California are finally dropping following last week’s Southern California peak of more than $5 per gallon, the financial and social... read more October 11, 2012 by  6


 
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