Fuel economy is at an all-time premium, but paying a premium for greater fuel efficiency does not always lead to a savings over the long term. Consumer Reports, as others have, recently found in an eco-model round-up that the fuel savings don’t cover the efficiency premium. Short term versus long term Fuel prices have been 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! →


Recently, Mazda announced that the company is testing an engine that will get 70 miles per gallon. The Ford Motor Company had a similar announcement with plans for a 45 mpg engine in the Focus. Neither engine is attached to a hybrid car, but the engines do provide high efficiency within an internal combustion engine, Read on! →


Replacing the standard oxygen used to inflate tires with nitrogen is becoming a popular trend in the consumer automotive world. The website Why Nitrogen? suggests that using nitrogen inflation will enhance a vehicle’s handling capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, extend the life of a set of tires and reduce the carbon footprint. Nitrogen inflation claims are Read on! →


In order to make weight in the Environmental Protection Agency’s CAFE standards race for fuel economy, automakers look to go with lighter, yet still durable materials. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Dow Chemical Co.’s automotive division to develop cost-effective uses of carbon fiber in high-volume car and truck production, reports Reuters. Carbon Read on! →


As gas prices continue to rise, it is not surprising that many drivers are downsizing to a used compact or going green with a pre-owned hybrid. That trend is driving up the cost of used compact and hybrid cars on the market, according to Kelley Blue Book. Values spike in last week of February KBB Read on! →


Aside from the reality of how much money you’ll be paying on your auto loan over the next five years, buying a new car is very exciting. Purchase price is always important to consider, but don’t stop there. Things such as fuel costs, maintenance and repair costs over that five-year period after purchase must be Read on! →


Most people think that in order to get 40 miles per gallon or better, one has to buy a hybrid. However, with the fuel efficiency arms race among car makers, there are a bevy cars that get 40 mpg without hybrid technology. CAFE racing The fuel efficiency arms race is partially thanks to rising CAFE Read on! →


Gas prices traditionally go up in the spring time, but it is only March and the nation’s pump numbers are at near-record highs. It sure makes it hard for a driving enthusiast to enjoy feeling the asphalt rushing underneath the tires. Still, it is clear that adjustments need to be made in favor of fuel Read on! →