The EPA has awarded Mercedes-Benz extra fuel economy credits for bringing start-stop and other efficient technologies to its entire fleet of luxury cars.
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If you’re an avid reader of Gas 2, then you already know that the highest MPG car that’s not a hybrid is the Mitsubishi Mirage CVT … or, is it? The trouble with any claims of biggest, fastest, or bestest is that there’s almost always an asterisk involved. In the case of the Mitsubishi, it’s […]
Brigham Young University (BYU) is known for a number of things – and one of them is unconventional vehicles. The engineering wing of BYU has added to its fleet a new vehicle that gets 1,300 miles per gallon.
I’m not gonna lie, Genuine’s Buddy line of small-displacement scooters have a special place in my heart. Over the past twelve months, I spent (quite literally) hundreds of hours riding various scoots, from Honda Metros to big-engined maxis, and the Buddy was always “just right”. It’s a “Goldilocks” bike, in other words … and now, thanks to Ferrara Pan and the introduction of this new Lemonhead model, the lil’ Buddys have gotten a lil’ bit sweeter.
That right there is the 50 cc Honda Metropolitan that’s been carrying me across Chicago these past few months. With only 50 cc pushing the little scooter along, I can’t say it’s fast – but in rush hour traffic, with big-engine pickups and ultra-fast turbocharged Porsches dicing for position among stop-and-go city trucks? It’s plenty […]
It was recently reported that an Australian couple had set the new Guinness Book world record for highest fuel economy getting 64.42 miles per gallon (mpg) across the 48 connected American states. Well, that record has been broken by a pair of hypermilers who just completed the 48 state trip with a fuel economy of 64.55 mpg.
I always tried to think of getting better gas mileage as a sort of game, with my mpg’s representing the score like an old school arcade game. But I am nowhere near the top of the heap, as one Chevy Volt owner managed to go 1,554.1 miles on a half-gallon of gasoline. That works out to about 3,108 mpg.
Gas prices across America have been climbing steadily upwards in recent months, forcing many Americans to re-evaluate the kind of car they drive and even the kind of driving they do – with many coming to the following conclusion: they don’t need a car at all. As such, there have been renewed interests in bus […]
We covered the projected boom in global electric scooter sales last week, but recent news seems to indicate that gas-powered scooter sales are rapidly on the rise, as well. USA Today is reporting that sales of new scooters are up more than 50% compared to a year ago, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. The […]
As part of a new campaign launched by Toyota of Sweden, the company is asking all drivers, regardless of their allegiance to the Toyota brand, to imagine that they have a cup of water on their dashboard when driving. In so doing, Toyota says you can lower your fuel consumption by 10%.
[social_buttons] Enova Systems and IC Corporation have delivered a plug-in hybrid diesel electric bus to Denali National Park for use in carting visitors around the pristine wilderness. The bus (similar to the one pictured above) has a GVWR of 27,500 pounds, carries up to 38 passengers and uses up to 70% less fuel than a […]
The PLX Kiwi dashboard computer plugs into your car and provides real-time info on how your driving habits affect gas usage — and how to correct them for maximum fuel efficiency. [social_buttons] There are lots of gas saver devices out there that claim to help you increase your car’s fuel economy. Most of them are […]
[social_buttons] Revetec, a little known company from the Gold Coast region of Australia, may be on to something huge: they’ve created an engine that is 50% smaller, 50% lighter, has 50% lower emissions and is cheaper to manufacture than a conventional internal combustion engine of the same horsepower. Oh yeah, did I mention that it […]
All these years, I’ve been doing the simple math of dividing the number of gallons used over a given number of miles driven, to determine how my car is doing on gas mileage. Now come two professors from Duke University who say that may not be the accurate way to determine how efficient your car […]