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BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer. That in turn has led to a few confident ripostes from car-company executives saying that isn't the case. DON'T MISS: 2014... read more

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New Metric For Car Efficiency: Miles Per Dollar Spent On Energy?

It's downright confusing trying to calculate how much it costs to run green cars, whether it's a 50-mpg Toyota Prius or a highly efficient electric car like the 124-MPGe BMW... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
Daan Roosegaard's designs for safer highways

Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance

With gasoline costing 40 percent less than it did just six months ago--and under $2 a gallon in many states--you might think this would be a good time to discuss raising the... read more January 5, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

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... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
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Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Low Gas Prices Won't Affect Loyal Owners As 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Looms

In the auto industry, it's generally assumed that as gas prices drop, so do sales of green cars. Most consumers consider switching to more fuel-efficient, hybrid, or plug-in... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

Oil prices are at their lowest levels in four years, and retail gasoline prices are likely to follow--more or less. Thursday, while the U.S. celebrated its Thanksgiving... read more November 30, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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