Auto Road Service | Fuel Efficiency Part Five

Choosing a more fuel efficient car

According to the United States Department of Energy, the difference in the amount you’ll pay in gas purchases for a car that gets 20 miles per gallon and a car that gets 30 miles per gallon is over $650 for the average driver.

(Their estimates assume a fuel cost of $2.65, and 15,000 miles driven annually.)

And that’s only for one car for a conservative driver that drives within the speed ranges for which miles per gallon are calculated.

In order to help you choose a more fuel-efficient car, each year the US Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy release a publication called the fuel economy guide.

The guide offers information about:

  •  fuel economy, 
  •  how to read many of the mileage charts,
  • issues related to petroleum consumption, and,
  • fuieling options.

It is most famous for its comparison of popular cars on the basis of fuel economy. The publication is available for download here [pdf, 801k]

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