Archive for August, 2012
August 13, 2012
Today’s a quick post using fuel economy (mpg) numbers to estimate potential gas savings. More specifically, this is about a common mistake. Let’s say you’re considering two options: Replace your SUV with a new one that gets 3 mpg better. Replace your commuter car with a new one that gets 3 mpg better. Which option will save you more money?
August 2, 2012
In the U.S, governments both federally and regionally are feeling the effects of declining gas tax revenues. On average 48.8 cents of every gallon purchased is gas tax with 18.4 cents going to the federal government (you can find your state’s tax here). The taxation of our fuel has been a steady source of revenue for decades but that is changing as we move[…]
August 1, 2012
Since the late 70s we’ve had mandated fuel economy standards in North America. In America, these are called the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and they are intended to bring better gas mileage (higher mpg) vehicles to market. Originally CAFE was a response to the crisis caused by the 1973 Oil Embargo. Some readers may remember the odd-even gas rationing system during the crisis.[…]