High-Octane Hijinks: Is Premium Fuel Better Than Regular?

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High-Octane Hijinks: Is Premium Fuel Better Than Regular?
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When it’s time to top-off the tank, drivers are confronted with a dizzying variety of choices at the pump. There’s premium gasoline, mid-grade, regular and – depending on where you live – some even offer ultra-high octane, with a rating of 94 or above. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi i EV U.S. Release Moved Up

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You won’t have to wait until the end of next year to own the Mitsubishi i EV anymore thanks to whopping dealer demand. Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko decided to move the nation-wide U.S. release up by six months from the original date to June 2012. The company also plans to release another electric vehicle by… Continue Reading...

Americans Driving Less: Roadway Use Falls To Lowest Level Since 2004

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Americans Driving Less: Roadway Use Falls To Lowest Level Since 2004
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The result of high gas prices, Americans drove 15.5 billion miles less in the first half of 2011. The Federal Highway Administration reported that U.S drivers logged 1.453 trillion miles through to June 30 which is down 1.1 percent over the first half of 2010. The last time Americans drove less was back in 2004,… Continue Reading...

GM CEO Confirms Chevy Cruze Diesel Version In U.S

GM CEO Confirms Chevy Cruze Diesel Version In U.S
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General Motors has officially confirmed that there will be a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car in the U.S, planned for introduction in 2013. The current Chevrolet Cruze Eco is rated at around 40 mpg on the highway, so the diesel would have to deliver significantly better fuel efficiency than that to justify… Continue Reading...

Updated Fuel Economy Window Sticker Unveiled: Video

Updated Fuel Economy Window Sticker Unveiled: Video
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An updated U.S fuel economy label was unveiled today aimed at reducing gasoline consumption and exhaust emissions. These new stickers will be required on all 2013 models, allowing consumers to quickly glance at fuel consumption. The sticker will also display estimates of fuel or electricity required to drive 100 miles as well as time needed… Continue Reading...

Car Buyers Willing To Pay For More Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Car Buyers Willing To Pay For More Fuel Efficient Vehicles
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With the recent recession and high fuel prices, car buyers are placing a higher priority on fuel efficiency. To save at the pump, buyers are willing to sacrifice purchase, price, amenities and size but not safety, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center. 1,764 random adult car owners were interviewed between April 28-May 2,… Continue Reading...

US Government Buying 101 Chevrolet Volts For Federal Use

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US Government Buying 101 Chevrolet Volts For Federal Use
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The Obama administration will announce today it is buying 116 plug-in electric vehicles and will install charging stations in government buildings in five cities. Of the 116 vehicles, 101 of them will be extended-range Chevrolet Volts. These vehicles are to be placed with 20 government agencies in five cities including Washington, D.C., Detroit San Diego,… Continue Reading...

Compacts Selling Better Than Subcompacts

Compacts Selling Better Than Subcompacts
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Even with skyrocketing fuel prices, subcompacts are selling less than their compact counterparts.  The Ford Fiesta was the overall leader in the subcompact department, 9,147 sales but still trailed the larger Focus’  17,265 total sales. Honda Civic sales rose 7% to 26,777 which is more than triple the Fit’s total of 8,116 units in April. Furthermore,… Continue Reading...

Denmark Leads The World In Gas Prices At $9.69 Per Gallon

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Denmark Leads The World In Gas Prices At $9.69 Per Gallon
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If you think $4 for a gallon of gas is pricey here in the United States, you should thank your lucky stars that you’re not a resident of Denmark. The Northern European nation is currently leading the world in gas prices, with a gallon costing an average $9.69, including a gasoline tax of $5.41. Other… Continue Reading...

Germany Rejects E10 Ethanol Infused Gasoline

Germany Rejects E10 Ethanol Infused Gasoline
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While motorists in North America have had 10 percent ethanol infused gasoline all but forced on them, and Brazil operates almost entirely on E85 biofuel, German motorists have slammed the door shut on the corn-based fuel by simply refusing to purchase gasoline that is made up of 90 percent dino-juice and 10 percent ethanol. The… Continue Reading...

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline With Higher Ethanol Content

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline With Higher Ethanol Content
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The EPA will announce Friday that it has approved the use of E15 gasoline for vehicles made after the year 2000. The EPA previously approved the added ethanol content for vehicles made after 2007 – the new regulations would see the amount of vehicles able to use E15 grow exponentially, and directly benefit American corn… Continue Reading...

How Crude – Products Made From a Barrel of Oil

How Crude – Products Made From a Barrel of Oil
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With the epic Gulf spill, courtesy of BP, oil has been thrust into the spotlight – and frankly, it’s been getting a bad rap. Let’s not forget about all the great things oil does for us – although it’s pretty hard while you’re watching birds and baby dolphins wash up on the beaches. The Daily… Continue Reading...