Consumers are always looking for good ways to save gas as they take to the highways and byways. Various additive products exist that supposedly improve a car’s fuel economy, but these products have been met with skepticism by experts. Driving techniques like hypermiling have grounding in scientific fact. However, one driving technique that some associate Read on! →


Morpace released a recent survey on the habits of car buyers. One of the trends it indicated is that car buyers don’t care about which dealership they buy a new or used vehicle from. It may not matter where the auto loan comes from either. It turns out that the average American cares the most Read on! →


Mazda recently introduced a new regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions as the vehicle brakes. The system is called i-ELOOP — or “Intelligent Energy Loop.” It makes an internal combustion vehicle behave in a manner similar to a hybrid. Converts kinetic energy to electricity The system converts kinetic braking energy — usually Read on! →


A big selling point for cars is the fuel economy, though many don’t read the label bearing the phrase “mileage may vary.” Apparently it varies a lot, as a JD Power and Associates survey of Japanese hybrid owners found actual hybrid fuel economy is a real sore spot. Hybrid fuel economy may vary There are Read on! →


In the United States, California often ends up setting de-facto emissions standards. This means new standards being debated by California, if passed, could have an effect on nationwide fuel efficiency standards. The Advanced Clean Car program California’s new Advanced Clean Car Program would set  regulations for ramping up clean emission standards. The new standards would Read on! →


Despite high gas prices in the first quarter of 2012, vehicle sales did not wane, reports Automotive News. Consumers aren’t leaving their trucks and SUVs and opting for tiny hybrids with excellent fuel economy as they did when gas prices spiked four years ago. Today, people are opting for the cars they like that offer Read on! →


In this ongoing era of green automotive technology, the desire to get there faster while expending as little fuel with as small an environmental footprint as possible has prompted automakers to tap into a very basic formula. In order to achieve fuel economy, there four basic concepts are weight of the vehicle, aerodynamics of the Read on! →


Fuel efficiency is at an all-time premium as gas tops $4 per gallon and people are willing to pay top-dollar to save. However, a small number of people protest that hybrids and other cars that demand premium prices for savings are really a waste of money. Hybrid moments Most people think that hybrid cars, because Read on! →


Everyone wants their vehicles to get better gas mileage. Not all gas savers are what they’re cracked up to be, however. Here are some snake oil gas-saving devices that numerous automotive industry sources have deemed fuel-saving hoaxes. Hydrogen generators Hydrogen generators may run anywhere from a few dollars for a book of plans on how Read on! →


Until the 1980s, vehicles were built with carburetors. During this time, the best practices of driving included a long, high-speed drive now and again to “blow out the carburetor.” Many people still believe it is a good idea to drive fast now and again in order to “blow out” the engine. The story of blowing Read on! →