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Carbon-Neutral Gasoline Out Of Air? Yes, There's A Caveat

Carbon-Neutral Gasoline Out Of Air? Yes, There's A Caveat

Call it last week's most unexpected headline: the idea that a group of engineers in Britain had managed to create gasoline ("petrol") out of ... thin air? Indeed, it appears to be so--if you add energy (and sodium hydroxide). Here's how it works: The process starts by blowing atmospheric air into a... read more

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2012 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Detroit Auto Show: Green Car Preview--Production Models

Next week's Detroit Auto Show promises to be the busiest and most influential in several years. With the auto industry continuing to recover slowly from its 2008 meltdown and... read more January 6, 2012 by  2


 
Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and U.A.E., as shown on Google Maps

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... read more December 29, 2011 by  17


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did... read more December 27, 2011 by  17


 
Gas pump

How Much Did The Average American Household Spend On Gas This Year?

Filling your tank in the average car these days often runs north of $50, and for full-size pickup trucks, it can be a multiple of that number. But how much do you spend on... read more December 21, 2011 by  3


 
Gas pump

True Or False? The U.S. Now Imports More Gasoline Than Ever

Smart people who read true and false questions know to go for the non-obvious answer. So we'll make it easy: The U.S. is importing less and less gasoline and, as highlighted... read more December 9, 2011 by  4


 
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


 
Traffic

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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 
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