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Fuel Consumption

Fuel consumption is a major issue in today's world. Because oil reserves are running low, we will need to cut our fuel consumption or else the cost of gasoline will only go up. Check out these great fuel consumption articles from HowStuffWorks.

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Is diesel fuel better for the environment?

Many countries are using more diesel fuel for a variety of reasons. Learn whether diesel fuel is good for the environment from this article.


India Plans to Switch All New Cars to Electric by 2030

The world's second-most populous nation is preparing to make a change, and it could have big implications for business and the environment. See more »

5 Environmental Solutions for Fleet Fuels

The food we eat, the equipment we use in our offices and the very computers and other devices we use to free us from physical labor, all have to get to us somehow. Is there an environmental solution for fleet fuels? See more »

When will we run out of fossil fuels?

Doomsday scenarios about when the globe will run out of fossil fuels have been flowing since the 1950s, when Shell geologist M. King Hubbert created a mathematical model showing what would happen to United States domestic oil production in the coming years. See more »

Who consumes the most fossil fuels per capita?

It's pretty much common knowledge that some countries use more resources than others. Do you know who consumes the most fossil fuel per capita? See more »

Many countries are using more diesel fuel for a variety of reasons. Learn whether diesel fuel is good for the environment from this article. See more »

How can a speed bump harvest electricity?

It takes a lot of energy to slow or stop a car. And now a few engineers and technology companies have found a way to gather up that wasted energy. So how much can they collect and what can it be used for? See more »

How does a gas pump know when my tank is full?

How does a gas pump know when you've got a full tank? Read this simple explanation of the mechanics that cause a gas pump to shut off when the tank is full. See more »

What are fuel mapping computers?

Your fuel mapping computer picks up where your old carburetor leaves off, regulating the air and fuel mix in your engine so it can run smoothly. You don't need to do anything else but drive. See more »

Will a drought affect the price of ethanol?

Corn crops have been exploding to meet the increased demand for ethanol. It may seem like a good thing, but the distinct possibility of permanent drought in several major corn-producing states has given farmers and scientists pause. See more »

Can I really burn used vegetable oil in my car?

Who would have thought that a bottle of cooking oil could potentially solve our energy problems? We could use vegetable oil to power our cars, but there's a long and arduous conversion process involved. See more »