EPA Wants Car Companies To Test Gas Mileage In Real World

EPA Wants Car Companies To Test Gas Mileage In Real World

Over the last few years, car makers have had to fork over more than $500 million in refunds to customers because of exaggerated fuel economy estimates on new vehicle stickers. In an effort to provide more accurate mileage information to consumers, the Environmental Protection Agency wants car companies to do their mpg testing on the road instead of in the lab. [More]

(Steve Mohundro)

3 Extremely Boring Ways To Save Money On Gas

We all like to think that there are special tricks we can learn or technology that we can use to improve our fuel economy and save money on gas. That’s not so: there are tricks we can employ, but they’re intuitive and extremely boring. [More]

(Van in LA)

EPA Report Says Hyundai & Kia Overstated Mileage Claims On 900,000 Cars

Yesterday Hyundai and Kia admitted to overstating the estimated fuel economy of about 900,000 cars by way of window stickers since 2010, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started poking around. That’s a major no-no, so the companies will now have to shell out millions of dollars to customers to make up for those faulty claims. [More]

Calculate And Track Your Gas Mileage With Fuelly

Calculate And Track Your Gas Mileage With Fuelly

The best way to save money on gasoline is to use less of it. You can do that by driving less, and by being more conscious of your car’s gas mileage. Fuelly is a handy little web application that’s easy to use from your smartphone, or your computer. It tracks your gas purchases and mileage over time and calculates miles per gallon overall and per tank. [More]

Avoid High Octane Gas To Save Money At The Pump

Avoid High Octane Gas To Save Money At The Pump

Those higher-octane gas choices sit there at the gas station, looking down their noses at you and daring you to throw down the extra cash in order to buy the very best for your car. But unless you drive a high-end vehicle with a manual that specifically recommends the higher-octane fuel, you’re most likely best off with regular unleaded. [More]

Trade Your Clunker For These Sweet Fuel-Sipping Rides

Trade Your Clunker For These Sweet Fuel-Sipping Rides

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), popularly known as the “cash for clunkers” program, starts next month. Need help picking a suitably fuel-efficient car?