Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are... read more

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A Gas Pump Is The 'Germiest Thing' You Touch: Did You Know?

While owners of electric cars may not want to touch a gas pump because of what comes out of it, there may be a reason for everyone else to be concerned too. Objects that are... read more May 26, 2015 by 

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Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

The vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and... read more May 12, 2015 by 

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Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every... read more April 30, 2015 by 

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Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by 

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Less Power On Regular Gas

Many carmakers are using smaller engines with turbochargers to try to boost fuel efficiency in new cars, but Ford has been among the most public in promoting the technology... read more January 9, 2015 by 

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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 

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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 

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A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in... read more May 22, 2014 by 

Volkswagen Gol and Saveiro, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles

Driving Entirely On Ethanol: Brazil’s Volkswagen Gol Flex-Fuel Vehicle

What’s it like to drive on pure ethanol, known as E100, without a drop of gasoline in the car? In the case of the Brazilian Volkswagen Gol, it’s quite... read more May 19, 2014 by 

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California To Use 1 Billion Gallons Less Gasoline In Six Years?

As various governments draft new emissions and fuel-economy regulations, it's natural to wonder whether they're actually working. In California, at least, the answer appears... read more May 2, 2014 by 

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EPA Resets Ethanol Rules To Reflect Reality: Cellulosic Sources Don't Exist

For many months now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced a dilemma: What to do about its rules that millions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol be blended into... read more April 23, 2014 by 

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Sulfur In Gasoline To Fall By Two-Thirds In 2017 To Cut Emissions

While automakers work to lower vehicle emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its attention to the fuel that powers those cars. The EPA will... read more March 4, 2014 by 

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U.S. Demand For Oil Rose 4-5 Percent In 2013, Startling Analysts

With increasing energy efficiency in cars, homes, and industry, plus a surge in domestic natural-gas production, U.S. demand for oil is widely said to have tapered off and in... read more January 23, 2014 by 

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Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by 

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U.S. Drivers Have Fewer Cars, Drive Them Less, Use Less Gas: Study

The best way to save fuel is to drive less--and Americans are doing just that, according to a new study. U.S. drivers have fewer cars, are driving them less, and are getting... read more November 15, 2013 by 


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