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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. A European Perspecitve - Want 65 mpg?

    As a Brit, working for a German powertrain design consultancy and servicing the US auto industry, i`m intrigued about many things in the American...

    Started by Tom Reedy‎, 06-09-2007 09:36 PM
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    10-19-2008 08:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Continuously outboard recharged battery electric vehicle (CORBEV)

    This provides the advantage, in principle, of virtually unrestricted highway range as long as you stay where you have BEV infrastructure access....

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-02-2008 08:10 AM
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    10-06-2008 05:27 AM Go to last post
  3. Hybrid Vehicle Emissions

    Hybrid Vehicle emissions today are getting close to or even lower than the recommended level set by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The...

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-02-2008 08:12 AM
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    10-02-2008 08:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Fluid power hybrid

    Hydraulic and pneumatic hybrid vehicles use an engine to charge a pressure accumulator to drive the wheels via hydraulic or pneumatic (i.e....

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-01-2008 06:53 AM
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    10-01-2008 08:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Hybrid Owner Interview

    I'm a writer with a national personal finance magazine. I'm looking for folks to interview about their experiences with their hybrids--whether the...

    Started by daren‎, 08-05-2008 01:49 AM
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    09-29-2008 08:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Improving Fuel Economy as per Lexus

    http://www.lexus.com/assets/models/hybrid/pdfs/driving_performance_guide.pdf Lexus suggests using premium fuel vs. regular. Does this in fact...

    Started by ‎, 09-13-2005 07:26 AM
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    09-01-2008 04:57 AM Go to last post
  7. 2005 VW Beetle TDI (diesel)

    My New Beetle Diesel just achieved 46.06 mpg. I am now driving 55 mph on the highway and turning off my engine at "known" long red-lights and have...

    Started by blakesocal‎, 07-09-2008 06:51 PM
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  8. Acetone

    Does anyone here use Acetone to increase MPG? If so... How long have you been using it? Why do you feel comfortable using it? Also, does anyone...

    Started by ‎, 12-15-2005 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-09-2008 08:37 AM Go to last post
  9. Refueling at the Pump

    Has anyone seen valid information on techniques for putting gas into our cars (any kind of car). I've seen a email that states various percentages of...

    Started by Mrock‎, 03-21-2008 05:45 AM
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    07-04-2008 01:18 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:26 AM
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    06-26-2008 08:44 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 03:25 AM
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    06-26-2008 03:25 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:33 AM
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    06-21-2008 05:43 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 10:23 PM
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    05-09-2008 07:11 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 11:06 PM
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    02-26-2008 06:56 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:16 PM
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    01-08-2008 06:17 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 04:15 AM
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    06-22-2007 04:15 AM Go to last post
  17. 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, 06-22-2007 12:32 AM
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    06-22-2007 03:35 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:53 AM
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    06-10-2007 08:22 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 11:34 PM
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    06-10-2007 08:20 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 04:24 AM
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    06-10-2007 08:13 AM Go to last post

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