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.
A former executive with the Environmental Protection Agency believes that CAFE regulations won’t be lowered during the upcoming midterm review, saying the fuel economy numbers are achievable by the auto industry. Margo Oge, called the “Queen of Cleaner Cars” by some, was the EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality when the […]+ Read More
Wrightspeed, best known for manufacturing aftermarket hybrid powertrains for commercial trucks, is adding a new turbine generator to its product line. Named the Fulcrum, this 250-pound turbine generator will not be providing power directly to the vehicle’s wheels. Instead, the series hybrid system focuses solely on recharging the battery pack. Turbines, mot unlike a helicopter’s […]+ Read More
A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]+ Read More
Five years after the U.S. Department Of Energy’s ultimatum to create semi-trucks that were at least 50-percent more fuel efficient, Freightliner has released its concept creation dubbed SuperTruck. After investing $115 million into development, this hybrid semi actually surpasses the mark set by the DoE by roughly 65 percent. On a road test of 312 miles, […]+ Read More
An analysis of the Deltawing’s viability showed a four seat version would reach close to 74 mpg on the highway. DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. released the results of an independent engineering analysis of a four-passenger road car concept based on the patented DeltaWing narrow front track vehicle architecture. The study showed it would achieve an […]+ Read More
An automaker trade group wants regulators to grant CAFE credits for autonomous technology. Collision warnings, automated braking and adaptive cruise control are more than just safety features, said Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. They are fuel-efficiency boosters. Bainwol’s industry lobbying group represents 12 auto manufacturers, including Ford Motor Co., […]+ Read More