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

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. At least, that's the conclusion of both industry analysts and the oil companies themselves. The peak year for U.S. gasoline... read more

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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

Gas pump

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

gas pump

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


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