fuel economy

Obama Auto Task Force Team's Cars Fail CAFE Standards

Obama Auto Task Force Team's Cars Fail CAFE Standards

After it was pointed out that most of the cars owned by members of President Obama’s Task Force on the Auto Industry were imports, our friend Mark made another interesting discovery: nearly all of the cars fail current CAFE standards.

The 7 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars Under $10,000

The 7 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars Under $10,000

You’re sick of your SUV and thinking of getting a car that’s new to you, but which ones get the best gas mileage for the price? Consumer Reports has the answer — a list of the 7 most fuel efficient used cars for under $10,000.

Poll: Can You Drive 55? Should We Bring The National Speed Limit Back?

Poll: Can You Drive 55? Should We Bring The National Speed Limit Back?

Remember the 55 mph speed limit? Remember… ignoring it? Wired’s Autopia blog is wondering if we should consider bringing it back. Back in 1974 Congress passed the National Maximum Speed Law, and threatened to cut funding to any state that didn’t comply with the new 55 mph maximum speed limit. Theoretically, forcing everyone to drive slower increases fuel economy, and the oil embargo had people stressed. But did the lower speed limit work? Did we save gas?

6 Gas Saving Myths… Debunked

6 Gas Saving Myths… Debunked

CNNMoney has compiled a list of gas saving myths and asked Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com to debunk them. Here’s the list:

Nissan Altima Takes Two Top Spots In Consumer Reports' Sedan Showdown

Nissan Altima Takes Two Top Spots In Consumer Reports' Sedan Showdown

Because of a drop of nearly 10% in fuel economy in this year’s Honda Accord over the previous one, it lost its title as a “Top Pick” for midpriced family sedans in the Consumer Reports Auto Issue this year. The new winner is the Nissan Altima 3.5 SE (V6), which was reviewed by the magazine nearly a year ago. Both the Altima and the previous Accord got 23 mpg, while the new, 2nd-place 2008 V6 Accord gets only 21 mpg.

https://consumerist.com/2007/12/18/congress-approved-a-bill-mandating/

Congress approved a bill mandating car makers improve fuel economy from 25 MPG to 35 MPG by 2020. Hopefully there will still be a planet left to drive on by that time. [Chicago Tribune]

Bush Fuel Economy Plan Rejected By The Courts

Bush Fuel Economy Plan Rejected By The Courts

The court ordered the White House to examine why it continues to consider light trucks differently than cars. Regulators made a distinction between cars and light trucks decades ago when most trucks were used for commercial purposes.

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Here’s the top 10 most fuel efficient cars, according to the 2008 Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy’s fuel economy guidebook, published this Saturday. Prius tops the charts.

Will More Fuel Efficient Cars Lead To Cheaper Beer?

Will More Fuel Efficient Cars Lead To Cheaper Beer?

We’re assuming he means that ethanol production is to blame for the spike in grain prices. (Corn is at a 10-year high today.)

New EPA Fuel Economy Stickers To Use More Realistic Estimates

New EPA Fuel Economy Stickers To Use More Realistic Estimates

Starting with the 2008 line, new cars will feature an improved fuel economy sticker with better estimates of gas usage. The stickers will show an increased range of expected mpg, depending on how one drives.

The News; Wal-Mart Hires Flying Nun

The News; Wal-Mart Hires Flying Nun

• Mr. Hooters is dead at 69, huh huh. [NYT] “Robert H. Brooks, 69, Owner of Hooters Restaurant Chain, Is Dead”