Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is about maximizing the number of miles your vehicle can travel on a gallon of fuel. The cost of fuel has a major impact on fuel economy. Check out these great fuel economy articles from HowStuffWorks.


The average motorcycle gets 35-40 miles per gallon. Learn more about improving your motorcycles gas mileage with these 10 tips.

Turn off your engine can help the you go gree nand save on gas. Learn more in this article.

Turn the A/C off in your car before you get to your destination. Learn how truning you’re A/C off before you get to your destination can help the environment.

What to save gas? Follow that truck! Learn in this article how you can save gas by following behind large trucks.

Not only can gassing up the car get expensive, but driving is also not so hot for the environment. What are the best ways to save fuel?

Most people never think about driving through a wall; however, drivers do it each and every day -- except the "wall" is actually a wall of air and your car's aerodynamics help you break through it.

Since its formation in 1967, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has created a number of mandates that have shaped the car industry in surprising ways. Do you live in a California emissions state?

As gas prices spike daily, we're all looking to save money at the pumps. But if your car uses daytime running lights, be prepared to dig deep into your wallet.

One of the easiest ways to increase a car's efficiency is to reduce its weight. Carbon fiber -- a material as light as it is strong -- could do just that.

Let's face it: Gas will never go on sale, but there are ways to save. What 10 things can you do to make your driving (and lifestyle) a little greener?

Gone are the days when you battled your brother over your mom's car keys. Now, car sharing is civilized, organized and affordable.

If you yearn for the days of chatting with friends during the bus ride to school, then joining a carpool might allow you to relive those glory years.

Word on the street is gas prices are soaring. But as people begin to scour auto dealers for fuel efficient cars, they might notice efficiency ratings have changed a bit.

As gas prices rise and dire warnings about global warming take over the news, consumers are considering alternatives to gasoline. How much could fuels from corn and vegetable oil run you? And who's setting the price?

The 100 mpg car is being promoted by Google.org in an effort to reduce oil use and harmful emissions. Learn all about Google's 100 mpg car program.

With gasoline prices continuing their wild fluctuations many consumers are demanding more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. We’ll give you tips to improve your car’s gas mileage and tell you how to buy a fuel-efficient vehicle.

Why do the EPA fuel economy numbers almost always seem to be off base? It has a lot to do with the way the EPA evaluates new cars and trucks for their energy consumption.

With fossil fuels in limited supply, the ever-increasing consumption of this commodity causes problems ranging from global warming to dependence on outside oil sources. Hydrogen is a possible fix, and the technology to take advantage of it is already out there. Find out the benefits of and hurdles facing a hydrogen economy.

I know that the faster I drive my car the more gas it uses. But on the other hand I'll get to my destination in less time. Is there a "sweet spot" on the speedometer that would give me maximum fuel efficiency? And if so is it different for different car models?