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

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 enormous government subsidies cut the price to a ridiculous 6 cents per gallon. Yep, six pennies. And you may thank your stars... read more

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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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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: How Green Can You Drive?

After six days and over 400 miles of real-world road testing of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I am happy to report that the car has earned its green cred. It travels over 600... read more December 30, 2009 by  1


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Gas Mileage Ratings Released, Hybrids Take Top Slots

Gasoline may be averaging around $2.50 a gallon right now, but gas mileage remains an important factor in choosing a new car. Now the EPA has released 2010 fuel efficiency... read more October 16, 2009 by  0


 
Gas At $4.89

Gasoline Costs More in California; Here's Why

You know that old saying about the pioneers being the ones with the arrows in their backs? Tell that to California drivers, who pay the highest prices for gasoline in the... read more October 15, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

MPG Follies, Or, Why Electric Cars Can't Get 367 MPG. Sheesh.

One of our most popular posts in August was a piece that broke down how General Motors projected a fuel efficiency of 230 miles per gallon in the city for its 2011 Chevrolet... read more October 2, 2009 by  6


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Adding Ethanol Alarms Automakers; Should You Worry?

Your car already runs on (some) ethanol, although you may not know it. Much of the gas sold in the U.S. is now actually a blend: 90 percent gasoline, 10 percent ethanol. It's... read more September 29, 2009 by  2


 
Algaeus, a 2008 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid conversion running on biofuel blended from algae

Want To Go Even Greener? Power Your Prius on...Algae ?!?!?

There's something about the Toyota Prius that makes people want to modify it. Maybe it's the Hybrid Synergy Drive system, maybe it's the electric running, maybe it's even the... read more September 9, 2009 by  2


 
Traffic

Driving Green: Add Real-Time Traffic to Nav System, Save 4 Days a Year

How would you like to save four days' worth of driving every year? According to a study by Navteq, which provides digital map, traffic, and location data, you can do that... read more August 31, 2009 by  1


 
GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept

GM's 'Bare Necessities' Concept: How Little Car Do You Want?

Among the many vehicles shown, described, or teased at this morning's big General Motors press briefing was this unusual green concept from GM Labs, called 'Bare... read more August 11, 2009 by  9


 
General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

How Does The 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions

UPDATE: GM confirms that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will get 230 mpg city, and a composite fuel economy (city and highway) of more than 100 mpg according to draft regulations... read more August 11, 2009 by  26


 

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