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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. Are some brands of gas better than others?

    I recently filled my Nissan Altima Hybrid with Shell gas vs. my normal "bargain brand". I have seen an increase in over 2mpg on this tank. (according...

    Started by steved28‎, 03-18-2008 06:26 AM
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    06-26-2008 07:44 AM Go to last post
  2. CAFE standards for Hybrids

    A hybrid naysayer said that hybrids are not required to comply with CAFE standards. Supposedly this is because the low emission level of the...

    Started by preineil‎, 06-26-2008 02:25 AM
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  3. Driving strategy for better gas mileage

    I bought my '05 civic hybrid about one month ago and have driven almost 1000 miles. I have been getting around 40mpg (regularly registering 41-42mpg...

    Started by ‎, 12-02-2004 01:33 AM
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    06-21-2008 04:43 AM Go to last post
  4. Are hybrids better for highway or city driving?

    I've been trying to find an answer on the forum, but I have found differing viewpoints regarding if hybrids are better suited for highway or city...

    Started by bellemdm‎, 03-24-2008 09:23 PM
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    05-09-2008 06:11 AM Go to last post
  5. Hybrid - worth owning if drive 95% highway?

    I am thinking about a hybrid car, either civic or prius. My question is that I drive about 120 miles a day, 4 days a week and it is all highway. I...

    Started by aegeorge‎, 01-22-2008 10:06 PM
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    02-26-2008 05:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Schwarzenegger Best Environmental Politican for 2007

    That's right, the Hummer loving Governor from California was far and above the best politician advocating fuel economy and reducing emissions in...

    Started by pfezziwig‎, 01-07-2008 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-08-2008 05:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Senate Committee Agree To Higher CAFE Standards

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Senators on Thursday agreed to a compromise on fuel-efficiency standards that would require automobiles to average 35...

    Started by Shadestrades‎, 06-22-2007 03:15 AM
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    06-22-2007 03:15 AM Go to last post
  8. EPA information - worth anything?

    I've new to this website. My wife and I are doing research to determine which Hybrid car we will purchase. We love the Lexus GS450 (even though...

    Started by mp1156‎, 06-21-2007 11:32 PM
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    06-22-2007 02:35 AM Go to last post
  9. mileage for mountainous areas

    I drive to work 45 minutes from the mountains of West Virginia. Has gas mileage been tested for the mountainous areas and if so, what is the mpg...

    Started by ‎, 07-09-2005 05:53 AM
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    06-10-2007 07:22 AM Go to last post
  10. Fuel economy in mountain country

    I live in Pittsburgh PA. For those who are familiar with Pittsburgh's topography, you know this city is similar to San Francisco. I have never...

    Started by ‎, 02-08-2005 10:34 PM
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    06-10-2007 07:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Ever feel embarassed filling up a hybrid

    Just interested, Do any of you fellow hybrid car owners feel a little embarassed filling up, especially alongside gas-guzzlers filling up too? ...

    Started by ‎, 05-02-2006 03:24 AM
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    06-10-2007 07:13 AM Go to last post
  12. hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    Some hybrids use twice as much fuel as a VW Lupo. They contain components that may be future problems in landfills and the extra energy (& pollution)...

    Started by ‎, 01-16-2005 09:08 PM
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    05-31-2007 10:09 PM Go to last post
  13. Electric supercharger

    My cousin bought a crappy electric supercharger the other day, and I must say it looks like a piece of crap. There is no way these things can work,...

    Started by fastforward‎, 03-21-2007 12:58 PM
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    04-02-2007 11:18 AM Go to last post
  14. mpg display in dashboards

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    Started by mrdrugs‎, 03-10-2007 11:08 AM
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    03-21-2007 04:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Camry and Prius tank size

    I got my hybrid camry in Oct, 06 and havn't been able to put more the 12.5 or 13 gallons of gas in the tank. it 's has a 17.9 tank . And my Prius...

    Started by dandrew‎, 02-18-2007 09:22 AM
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  16. 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 05:56 AM
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    02-14-2007 04:43 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 12:06 AM
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    02-06-2007 08:41 PM 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 04:54 AM
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    01-14-2007 09:56 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 09:02 PM
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    10-28-2006 02:51 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 02:50 AM
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    10-20-2006 02:50 AM Go to last post

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