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.

MPG Display

Gas Mileage Impact Calculator

This tool created by HybridCars.com lets you know how mileage affects the environment and your pocketbook.

Factors Influencing Mileage

The little things, like good aerodynamics and your driving style, have a great impact on your fuel economy.

Fuel Economy Numbers

You may want a definitive number, but it's not going to happen. "Your mileage will vary."

Tips

Following a few easy steps could mean a big boost in MPG.

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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There is some ambiguity out there regarding “stop-start” systems as found in all full hybrids, mild hybrids, and now even trickling into some non-hybrid combustion-engine vehicles being offered with basic, less-expensive examples of this fuel- and emissions-saving technology. It’s this latter application – stop-start systems used on less than mild and full hybrids – that […]

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The newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class in E250 BlueTEC sedan guise has achieved an estimated EPA rating of 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 mpg around town. The first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC in the U.S. achieves best-in-class fuel efficiency for a midsize luxury sedan and for the entire industry in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Do you believe in the benefits of fuel treatment products? This company sure hopes you do. Eco-Tek Group Inc. announced that its Eco-Tek 4 in 1 Fuel Treatment for gasoline has been officially certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Eco-Tek 4 in 1 Fuel Treatment effectively cleans and lubricates fuel injectors, fuel […]

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TrueCar announced that fuel economy numbers from June light vehicle auto sales indicate the TrueMPG index remained steady at 23.7 mpg compared to May, remaining at record levels for industry fuel economy. Year-over-year, average fuel economy saw a 0.7 mpg increase, led by Nissan and Chrysler, which both enjoyed better than 1.1 MPG gains in […]

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