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.
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Car enthusiasts swear that driving a car with a manual transmission is more fun than an automatic. Manuals have also historically boasted better fuel economy, but is that still true today?
Once upon a time, you bought a car with a manual transmission if you wanted to save at the dealership as well as at the pump. But times (and transmissions) have changed — manuals might not be the best at fuel economy anymore.
When is a car like a golf ball? Simple: when it has dimples! Now why, you might ask, would anyone want a dimpled car? As researchers on smart morphable surfaces are discovering, a dimpled surface can actually help an object travel faster and farther.
Fifteen years may seem like a long time, but if automakers are serious about meeting the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, there's not much time to plan a strategy.
As they say, "Your mileage may vary." But if you're new-car shopping, you probably want a reliable fuel economy number. Where do you go? Who can you trust?
While fuel prices may be dropping at a faster rate than the stock market, drivers are still spending huge portions of their budgets on filling the tank.
Fuel economy labels have been around for about three decades. But now it's time for new labels, and the EPA calls it "the most dramatic overhaul in the history of EPA's labeling program."
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