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House Vote Blocks Gas With E15 Ethanol; Will Senate Follow?

House Vote Blocks Gas With E15 Ethanol; Will Senate Follow?

The latest episode in the long-running drama over whether U.S. drivers will be offered gasoline with more ethanol in it came very early Saturday morning. The House of Representatives adopted an amendment to a continuing resolution on Federal spending through September 30 that would bar the U.S... read more

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diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or... read more December 29, 2010 by  3


 
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U.S. Gasoline Usage Peaked In 2006, Will Plummet In Future

Even if you may not have heard of the Peak Oil theory, everyone knows that we'll continue to use more and more gasoline in years to come. Right? Well, errrrr, no. Maybe not... read more December 21, 2010 by  11


 
Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

EV Vs Gas Vs Diesel: Breaking Down The Costs

Thanks to the limited availability of electric cars on the market thus far and lack of parity between EV models and their gasoline or diesel counterparts, comparing the... read more November 10, 2010 by  11


 
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Gasoline Engines Will Be With Us For Many Decades Yet, Really

We write a lot about electric cars here, and we cover clean diesels and efficient gasoline cars. But it's probably time for a little reality check. Gasoline engines are going... read more November 9, 2010 by  6


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

More Ethanol In Gasoline: 'Minimal Risk' To Old Cars, Study Says

We've written before about just how worried automakers are at proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase the ethanol content of pump gasoline from 10... read more September 15, 2010 by  5


 
Map of world gas prices

Gas Prices: You Could Pay $10 A Gallon. Or Just 6 Cents. Why?

What did you pay for gasoline the last time you filled up? If you're in the U.S., probably about $2.70 per gallon. But you may wish you were in Caracas, Venezuela, where... read more September 7, 2010 by  2


 
Erwin Wurm's Fat Car

Bigger Cars, Fatter Passengers: The Fuel Cost of Obesity

America loves to complain about gas mileage and the cost of gasoline.  As it turns out, part of the problem is us. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... read more August 12, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - side

Coda's Electric-Vehicle Cost Calculator: What Can You Save?

Have you ever wondered how much money you'd save by switching from a gasoline car to an electric vehicle? If you're not too hot at math (join the club), it can be a confusing... read more July 12, 2010 by  13


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

U.S. Buyers Save Less Using EVs (But It's Not About Payback)

Auto industry analysts get paid to issue reports, and most of them are vastly better at data analysis and number crunching than we'll ever be. That doesn't mean, however... read more July 10, 2010 by  11


 
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Green Driving Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

While the July Fourth holiday weekend has ended, many Americans still have a hefty amount of summer travel ahead.   With gas prices slowly inching toward $3 a gallon, many... read more July 8, 2010 by  3


 
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Math Is Hard: MPG Still Stupid, National Research Council Agrees

More than a year ago, we wrote an article pointing out the flaws in the U.S. practice of measuring a car's gasoline use with the familiar miles-per-gallon (MPG) measure. Now... read more July 7, 2010 by  8


 
2010 Toyota Prius

How Many Million Priuses Would Offset the Gulf Oil Spill?

One million gallons a day is a lot of oil. According to estimates late last week, that could be the daily rate of oil escaping from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of... read more June 14, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010

2011 Chevy Volt “Hold Charge” Mode for European ZEV Zones, But Not U.S.

 The EPA and CARB like zero emissions vehicles, but don't want you controlling when you decide your vehicle is zero emissions. According to Tony Posawatz, line director for... read more May 25, 2010 by  6


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

More Ethanol in Gasoline Bad For Existing Cars, Say Automakers

Adding more ethanol to gasoline may help the U.S. meet a Congressional mandate to use more of the renewable fuel, but it could damage many of the cars now on the road, say... read more May 6, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Grille

Ford Doubles Down on Flex-Fuel Vehicles; Do Carbuyers Care?

It must be something in the water. Yesterday, we learned that every 2011 Buick Regal will offer flex-fuel capability as standard. Now it's Ford's turn; the company announced... read more May 4, 2010 by  4


 
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