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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.


How EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Works

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. See more »

How the Hydrogen Economy Works

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. See more »

What speed should I drive to get maximum fuel efficiency?

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? See more »