Better Gas Mileage Tools & Tips
What's the best and most under-utilized tool for increasing your fuel efficiency? Your brain. Before you buy, do the research on the latest high-mpg cars. Then, protect your investment by following a few common sense rules for squeezing more miles out of a gallon of the black stuff.
This tool created by HybridCars.com lets you know how mileage affects the environment and your pocketbook.
The little things, like good aerodynamics and your driving style, have a great impact on your fuel economy.
You may want a definitive number, but it's not going to happen. "Your mileage will vary."
Following a few easy steps could mean a big boost in MPG.
The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]+ Read More
The advent of telematics and new technologies mean a lot can be done with your smartphone right on up to reducing your fuel consumption. IFPEN’s engineers said they have used innovative scientific algorithms to design GECO, an application aimed at reducing fuel consumption at the wheel. IFPEN stands for IFP Energies Nouvelles, a public research […]+ Read More
The measurement of “miles per gallon equivalent” (MPGe) is a solution federal agencies decided upon a few years ago to help shoppers compare energy costs for plug-in vehicles to fuel costs for conventional vehicles. In brief, MPGe represents the number of miles a vehicle can travel using a quantity of “fuel” – actually electricity – […]+ Read More
An arguably corny news angle, Honda’s communications department has been playing up the Halloween “trick or treat” line for the dealer launch of it’s Accord full hybrid today. Fortunately for the Japanese automaker, it can be as cheesy as it wants because its engineers can back up the giddiness with something that looks like it […]+ Read More
The three Audi TDI clean diesel models completing Audi’s “Truth in 48” cross-country efficiency drive far exceeded their federally published fuel economy ratings. Covering more than 2,850 miles between Southern California and New York, the best team managed an average of 43.561 mpg. The challenge taken on by eight drivers over the last weekend involved […]+ Read More
After eight days on the Trans-Canada highway, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel and the husband-wife team of Garry Sowerby and Lisa Calvi arrived in Halifax on Friday, August 30 with an average fuel consumption reading of 4.3 liters/100 kilometers (54.70 U.S. mpg). The driver information centre (DIC) “trip A” last reset at the […]+ Read More
Ford invites all makers, hackers and developers interested in helping drivers improve their fuel economy to enter the Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. The deadline to enter is July 24. The competition, announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show by Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln, […]+ Read More