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

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 the amendment to end ethanol credits is attached to a stalled economic development bill, however, it will have little... read more

June 20, 2011 by - 2
 
New-car owner John Knox with his 2011 Ford Fiesta SE hatchback, May 2011

Why I Sold My Mustang To Buy A 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

Last month, as I was filling the tank on my 2008 Ford Mustang convertible, I realized my car had become untenable. I bought the metallic blue ragtop before the financial... read more June 7, 2011 by 3


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy... read more June 7, 2011 by 19


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by 3


 
Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by 2


 
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Gas Prices: Prepare For Pain, $5.20 A Gallon By Labor Day?

Get out your checkbook, have a backup credit card account, and consider missing a lunch or two each week, as gas prices are likely to soar to record levels this summer. Of... read more May 26, 2011 by 2


 
Gas pump

High Gas Prices Changing Vacation Plans, Even House Purchases

There's more than a 3-to-1 chance that your gas price fell last week. The price itself depends largely on what state you live in, but the average price of a gallon of... read more May 23, 2011 by 2


 
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Dollar-A-Gallon Gasoline? Yep, Briefly, One Day In LA (Video)

Even if some of us suspect that cheap gasoline may never come back for good ... well, we can dream, right? In the face of national gas prices averaging $4 a gallon, and... read more May 16, 2011 by 2


 
Speed Limit 55

Saving Gas By Driving Slower: What You Need To Know

As well as the "What kind of car should I buy?" questions, we're suddenly getting a lot of questions about driving techniques to save gas. Shouldn't be surprising; the... read more May 11, 2011 by 29


 
Old Gas Pumps

U.S. Gas Price Now Above $4 A Gallon, On Average

Well, it's official. Despite news last week of a sudden drop in the wholesale price of oil, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. rose to precisely $4 a... read more May 9, 2011 by 2


 
Gas pump

Could Gas Prices Fall This Summer? Don't Count On It

Every year, as the weather improves in the spring, gasoline prices start to creep higher. But this year, could it be that the pattern is broken? The recent run-up to record... read more May 6, 2011 by 0


 
gas pump

Miles-Per-Gallon Is Just Stupid. No, Really, It Is.

Americans aren't stupid. We're just badly informed. And occasionally, stubborn. Why else would we ignorantly cling to using miles per gallon as the way to measure how... read more April 14, 2011 by 113


 
Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping

Startup Offers Gasoline-Tank Swaps Derived From Electric Car Concept

Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline... read more April 1, 2011 by 7


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

U.S. Gas Is Too Dirty For Our Best Engines, Mercedes-Benz Says

We rarely think about what's in our gasoline when we fill the tank, but carmakers have to. Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine in its... read more March 18, 2011 by 3


 
Fuel price in London, shown in pence per liter, February 2011

U.S. Drivers: Shut Up, Stop Whining, You Don't Pay $8/Gallon

Turmoil in Libya is making global oil markets nervous. That means higher gasoline prices. Cue the creeping unease and outright fear that Our American Way Of Life May Be In... read more February 28, 2011 by 37


 

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