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 to Get Better Fuel Economy

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.

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.

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.

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?