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Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

It's a truism of new-car sales: Gas prices go up, buyers focus more on gas mileage. Gas prices go down again, people forget all about fuel efficiency. Well, here's a gentle reminder about why you may want to focus on cars with high EPA ratings for gas mileage. As The New York Times reported, on... read more

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Infographic: 'What's Driving Gas Prices' from One Block Off the Grid

Infographic: What's Behind The Gas Prices You Pay At The Pump?

We've said it before, and we'll likely say it again: We love a good infographic (here, here, and here, for instance). Today's example covers what makes up the price of each... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

Aussie Hypermiling Couple Hit 64mpg In 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

You might remember a few weeks ago we brought you news of Australian couple John and Helen Taylor. Rather than enjoying the usual trappings of tourism, the Taylors wanted to... read more August 26, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Electric-Car Withdrawal: Gasoline Cars Now Feel Loud, Crude

After more than 11,000 miles driving solely on electric power in our 2011 Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, we now find our Volt in the body shop. So for longer trips, our... read more August 15, 2011 by  7


 
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Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 
Daihatsu A-Concept

Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.

Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've... read more August 11, 2011 by 


 
Gasoline costs & fill-ups per month reported by Mint.com users, by city, Summer 2011

Which Cities Spend The Most On Gasoline? Infographic Maps It

As we've noted before (here and here, for instance), we love a good infographic. So we're pleased that Mint has allowed us to use their map of how much their users spend on... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
Car Crusher by Flickr user wilkesjournal

Buying an Electric Car? Here’s What to do With Your Gasoline One

You’ve done the research, figured out how which one you want and even put a deposit down to secure your new electric car. But how do you get rid of your gasoline one?... read more July 15, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Relax: E15 Gasoline Won't Arrive For A Year Or More, GAO Says

E15 gasoline has been much in the news lately, but all the hullabaloo may have been a bit premature. The U.S. Government Accounting Office, better known as The Gummint's... read more July 14, 2011 by 


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

EPA Tells Drivers E15 Won't Kill Your Car As Automakers Howl

Ah, ethanol, that most political of alternative fuels. Farmers love it, deficit hawks hate it, automakers want it for flex-fuel CAFE credits but nowhere else, and... read more July 8, 2011 by  11


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

E15 Gas Warning Label Coming Soon To Pumps Near You, Maybe

They're not pretty, but they should catch your attention. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its design for a warning label to be placed on so-called pumps... read more June 29, 2011 by  5


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
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 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


 
Gas pump

U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric Microsite

Should Electric Cars Mimic the Gasoline Driving Experience?

You probably already know this, but electric cars and gasoline cars are completely different beasts. In fact, concepts we’ve become accustomed to in gasoline cars such... read more June 15, 2011 by  11


 
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