Category Archives: MPG

VIDEO: Driving a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt

Chuck Rogers’ drive home to York Township after picking up his new car in Gaithersburg, Md., was about 70 miles. In making the trip, Rogers used only one gallon of gas. Droid X video mixed with stills Listen to a … Continue reading

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The stupid Honda hybrid lawsuit – Chevy Volt take note

Update: The lawyers for the plaintiffs are expected to receive $2.95 million. nytimes.com This is why I truly didn’t like this lawsuit. There is no justice in gross profit from damages. That is $3 million that could go into R … Continue reading

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A 90% chance of Armageddon announcement today

…well, maybe there is a 10% +/- chance that certain death won’t occur. Even though an 80% chance of contracting cancer and dying from a drug would flip the panic switch at the FDA, a 90% chance of global warming … Continue reading

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Green eyes on the 2009 Pennsylvania Auto & Boat Show

Save $2 on $8 tickets online. Want to be even more cheap? They stop charging for parking a couple hours before the show closes. The show continues at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg through Sunday until 9pm each … Continue reading

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Making up mpg

The Obama administration is reconsidering California’s plan to increase the fuel economy of cars sold in the Golden State and 13 others to 35 miles per gallon by 2016. The Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid and Smart Fortwo are currently … Continue reading

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Uniquely American pickup (thinking) surges again

Market share for large pickups started at 12.3 percent at the start of 2008, fell to 9.3 percent in May as gasoline became expensive, and rose to 13.8 percent in November, as fuel slipped back to 2001 prices. In January, … Continue reading

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117.6 mpg Volkswagen

The Volkswagen’s tiny Up! Concept appeared at the Frankfurt Auto show last year. This car is even smaller with a a 1.0L three-cylinder diesel making 50 hp. That is scooter territory, only you get a roof and a heater. photos … Continue reading

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VW Jetta TDI sets new Guinness world fuel record – 59 mpg

The world’s most fuel efficient couple, John and Helen Taylor, have broken the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States averaging 58.82 miles to the gallon. The Taylors drove the new VW Jetta TDI … Continue reading

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A whole new round of EPA mileage ratings/expectations: plug-in hybrids

As cars evolve from simple gasoline engines, to hybrids, to plug-in hybrids calculating real world mileage gets more difficult to estimate. The extremes and disgruntled customers will also become more obvious. My neighbor jokes that his Chevy pick-up gets 11 … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson Open House: The smooth new Rotax Helicon V-Twin

I can’t resist an event where a company lets me ride their motorcycles on an 11 mile real world ride for free and you have to love Harley for this once a year not to miss event. Harley-Davidson Open House … Continue reading

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