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    Opinion: Does Zipcar's "Gas Is On Us" encourage waste?
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    When you watch the Zipcar video "How to Zip: Fill 'er Up" (embedded below) you'll see a Zipcar customer finding out he needs to stop at a gas station. There's a Zipcar co-pilot in the backseat who gives him friendly, detailed instructions on how to get reimbursed for filling up the gas ...

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    Dutch fleet owners buying PHEVs for rebates, then using only gas
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    Fleet owners in the Netherlands are finding out that you can overshoot the mark by 80 percent in fuel consumption with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Leasing company Arval (which is known in the US as major fleet management and leasing company PHH Arval) surveyed fleets leasing the Opel ...

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    Study: SmartDrive shows commercial truck drivers they can reduce fuel consumption by 22%
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    Anyone can benefit by using eco-driving techniques, even long-haul truckers, who can reduce their rig's fuel consumption substantially with a lighter touch. That's the conclusion of SmartDrive Systems' new Commercial Transportation Fuel Efficiency Study. Commercial fleets can cut fuel ...

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    Canada follows U.S. by proposing emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles
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    Following the lead of it's neighbors down south, Canada has developed proposed emissions and fuel efficiency guidelines for heavy-duty vehicles. Environment Canada's proposed regulations to limit emissions from heavy-duty vehicles are virtually identical to ours, with the differences being so ...

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    Infographic: Which U.S. cities spend the most on gas?
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    It almost seems that with each passing day, commuters across the nation are increasingly pinched as the average cost of gas inches up. However, since driving habits and pump prices vary considerably from state to state and even from city to city, the truth is the problem afflicts some commuters ...

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    UPS fleet of alternative fuel vehicles clocks over 200 million miles
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    On Thursday, package delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS) released its annual Sustainability Report (PDF). The exhaustive 107-page report shows that significant progress has been made in UPS' efforts to use technology that minimizes miles driven and reduce total fuel consumption. Crucial ...

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    Study finds insignificant fuel consumption change between E5, E10
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    A study conducted by VTT Technical Research Center of Finland indicates that there's only a very slight change in overall fuel consumption between commercial-grade E10 (fuel made up of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline) and E5 (a biofuel with five percent ethanol and 95 percent gasoline) ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: Wanna save gas? Here's how!
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    Everybody wants to save gas, right? Well, if you're one of the countless drivers looking to slash your fuel consumption, then you've come to the right place 'cause we've got some tips that should boost your vehicles miles per gallon. Avoid aggressive driving (i.e.speeding, rapid acceleration and ...

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    Ford says 6-speed PowerShift auto trans slashes fuel consumption by 10%
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    Ford says that its six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, which debuted on the 2010 Fiesta, can slash fuel consumption by nearly 10 percent compared to a traditional four-speed slushbox. The improvement in efficiency, according to Ford, is due to the tranny's weight loss and by maximizing ...

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    UK researchers working on petrol powerplant that's 35% more efficient than normal
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    Researchers from the University of Bath's Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre have been awarded £590,000 ($942,820 U.S. at the current exchange rate) from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to develop a gasoline engine that yields a higher specific torque rating than any production ...

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    PM of India: Demand for hydrocarbon fuels to increase 40% in ten years
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    While delivering his inaugural address at the Petrotech 2010 conference in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh outlined a potential problem that lingers over many emerging nations. Singh predicted India's future demand for hydrocarbon fuels and stated that the nation's emerging ...

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    Overweight and Overfueled - CDC says fat America uses more gas
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new report on obesity in the U.S. According to the study, the U.S. witnessed a 1.1 percent increase in the number of self-reported people with obesity between 2007 and 2009. The increase amounts to 2.4 million additional ...

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    API: First-half demand for gasoline 0.6% lower than last year
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    According to the American Petroleum Institute's (API) Monthly Statistical Report, U.S. gasoline deliveries for the first half of 2010 averaged 8.88 million barrels per day, 0.6 percent lower than the corresponding period a year ago. Though the drop in demand is minuscule, it does provide us with an ...

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    A glass of water a day can help keep your fuel consumption at bay
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    The idea of driving around with a glass of water on your dashboard may seem a bit ludicrous, but if Toyota told you that a single glass of water could help reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent, would the craziness of placing that glass on your dash fade away. Toyota doesn't want you to literally ...

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    Study: Gasoline consumption rises in the Northwest despite stalled economy
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    Gasoline consumption across the U.S. has steadily declined during the last decade. Analysts have chalked up the drop in gas usage over the last ten years to the rise in more efficient technologies, better public transportation, the stalled economy and steadily increasing gas prices. While most of ...

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    Poll: 73% of Americans believe that reducing dependency on fossil fuels is important
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    The oil spill in the Gulf has had a profound effect on the environment, the scope of which won't be fully understood for some time. This disaster has also caused widespread anger, brought environmentalists out of the woodwork and even swayed public opinion on the use of fossil fuels. According to a ...

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    Renault launches 98 g/km, 63.5 mpg Clio eco2
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    Renault's first electric cars are still at least a year away from launch, so in the meantime it is launching a low emissions and consumption version of the Clio. The new Clio eco2 is powered by an 86 horsepower 1.5-liter inline-four diesel, which yields a combined 63.5 miles per gallon (U.S.) on ...

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    New York state senate proposal would require gallons/100 mile stickers
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    Here at AutoblogGreen, we're no strangers to the mileage vs. consumption debate, but New York state could become the first in the nation to require fuel consumption ratings on new vehicles. For those not familiar with the concept, mileage measures how far you can drive on a given quantity of ...

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    Where are the most important MPG increases, at the upper or lower end?
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    Imagine, if you will, taking a sheet of paper and cutting it in half. Now take one of those halves and cut it in half again. Now keep repeating the process. As you keep cutting, the difference in the size of the subsequent pieces gets progressively smaller. This simple example is a demonstration ...

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    VW's Stefan Jacoby doubts mainstream affordability of EVs in the next decade
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    It sounds like executives from the Volkswagen Group are speaking with one voice on the subject of plug in vehicles. While both Volkswagen and its premium brand Audi are working on various combinations of hybrid, plug-in and even fuel cell technology, it doesn't necessarily follow that these ...

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