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Forum: Fuel Efficiency & Emissions

Discuss tips and techniques for getting the most from a gallon of gas. And share your concerns about what comes out of the tailpipe.

  1. More Mileage Stories

    I just visited the "Mileage Stories" on this web site, and I thought I'd start a thread with some of our other stories. I see a lot of posts...

    Started by ‎, 02-23-2005 10:12 AM
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    02-26-2005 10:51 AM Go to last post
  2. What kind of hybrid

    Hello, everybody. Here's a greeting from Norway, but I have to add a question also. Please feel free to comment! The dicussion around hybrid cars in...

    Started by ‎, 09-17-2005 11:53 PM
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    09-17-2005 11:53 PM Go to last post
  3. Long distance Range

    can someone tell me how far can you drive these cars? How fast can you drive them?

    Started by ‎, 09-01-2005 06:58 AM
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    10-13-2005 05:26 AM Go to last post
  4. Hybrid Fuel Economy and Fuel Octane

    Just a question for all you HCH and Prius owners: have you noticed a significant difference in fuel economy between octane grades of fuel? The...

    Started by ‎, 10-08-2005 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-13-2005 04:43 PM Go to last post
  5. Consumer Reports is WRONG!

    I just received the November 05 issue of Consumer Reports, which rates mid-sized SUVs. It's great that the Highlander Hybrid and the Lexus 400h are...

    Started by ‎, 09-27-2005 09:13 PM
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    10-14-2005 05:42 AM Go to last post
  6. Extreme Mileage

    Okay, so I've read the extreme mileage notes. Interesting stuff to be sure. But has anyone taken some more extreme efforts like the racing types...

    Started by ‎, 12-01-2005 02:18 AM
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    12-01-2005 10:48 AM Go to last post
  7. A/C and gas Mileage

    Has the Idaho National Laboratory done equivalent test for non-hybrid cars so that we can compare apples to apples?

    Started by ‎, 01-07-2006 07:51 PM
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    01-09-2006 03:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Heater or A/C

    It's amazing how many drivers do'nt know that by selcting recycle fo both heating & cooling you heat/cool faster & save on gas . I was LOL when I...

    Started by ‎, 12-22-2005 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-20-2006 12:54 AM Go to last post
  9. THE EV ADVANTAGE

    Its been about a year ago that I ordered my FWD Ford Escape Hybrid. The first thing I did was get on the web and try to find all the information I...

    Started by ‎, 12-01-2005 09:23 PM
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    03-22-2006 12:01 PM Go to last post
  10. ARE HYBRIDS REALLY GREENER?

    I read a newspaper article today 4\4\06 that stated: Are HybridsReally Greener? The argument was, from production to dismantling and battery...

    Started by ‎, 04-05-2006 09:00 AM
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    04-06-2006 12:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Hybrid Drivers on Avoiding Road Rage

    I recently bought a 2006 Prius and just love it. I'm getting a sense of how to "power drive" it, which often involves slowing down or at least...

    Started by ‎, 07-14-2006 04:43 AM
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    07-19-2006 01:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Hybrids and Aggressive Driving

    A study from the DOE showed that hybrid fuel economy suffers under more demanding driving conditions, including high speeds and/or fast acceleration:...

    Started by ‎, 01-19-2006 11:56 PM
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    08-01-2006 03:39 AM Go to last post
  13. Oh Yea! I finally made my summer goal.

    Finally made my summertime goal of exceeding 1,000 miles on a single tank: http://www.greenhybrid.com/share/files/2/0/2/70-1003.jpg Driver: Hot...

    Started by ‎, 09-02-2006 02:08 PM
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    09-04-2006 06:36 AM Go to last post
  14. Hybrid's and air conditioning

    I happily read the discussion started by Asian Brad re: hybrid batteries. I had been told that buying a hybrid in an area that requires a lot of air...

    Started by ‎, 12-03-2005 12:54 AM
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    09-27-2006 02:07 AM Go to last post
  15. Terrible press ignorance on Hybrids

    This article is terrible - just shows the average news staffer still knows nothing! Any site showing hybrid mileage database will de-bunk this. ...

    Started by ‎, 10-17-2006 12:18 AM
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    10-17-2006 12:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Hybrid vs two gas burning cars

    Does a hybrid burn cleaner than two gas burning cars? If so they should raise the carpool lanes to three people in a car and let the hybrids stay in...

    Started by ‎, 10-20-2006 03:50 AM
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    10-20-2006 03:50 AM Go to last post
  17. 45mpg+ Vehicles, 57 Models non-US

    According to DOE, http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byMPG.htm, on 12/22/05 there are only 4 vehicles available in the US that achieve combined average...

    Started by ‎, 12-29-2005 10:02 PM
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    10-28-2006 03:51 AM Go to last post
  18. Hybrids with Benefits

    Me and some of my classmates have been pondering hybrid "supplements". Such as high-output solar panals on the roof, protected by plexiglass...

    Started by Josh‎, 12-27-2006 05:54 AM
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    01-14-2007 10:56 PM Go to last post
  19. buying diesal or hybrid for work?

    my wife and I have a small 2 person (just us) cleaning business in Vancouver. We are replacing our gas guzzling VW Van for a more fuel efficient car....

    Started by 2Cats‎, 01-07-2007 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-06-2007 09:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Hybrid worthwhile for really short trips?

    Most of my driving is really short trips, usually less than 10 miles. I understand that hybrids don't begin to get great mileage until they warm up....

    Started by d_lesley‎, 02-01-2007 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-14-2007 05:43 AM Go to last post

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