The Truth About Cars » Gasoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:51:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Gasoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Round-up: Chevy Hot to Sell You a Sedan, Volvo’s V90 Peek and Cheap Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256737 “What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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“What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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When We’re All Driving Electric Cars, What Will We Be Spending Gas Money On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200929 An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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Higher Octane Could Solve All of Our Problems http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/higher-octane-solve-problems/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/higher-octane-solve-problems/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1136298 Speaking at a conference this week, EPA exec Christopher Grundler said automakers have asked for higher octane fuels for higher compression tolerance and more powerful engines, Automotive News is reporting. Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar series, Grundler said the EPA has the authority to regulate fuel, but that the agency would investigate whether it […]

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Speaking at a conference this week, EPA exec Christopher Grundler said automakers have asked for higher octane fuels for higher compression tolerance and more powerful engines, Automotive News is reporting. Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar series, Grundler said the EPA has the authority to regulate fuel, but that the agency would investigate whether it […]

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DeltaWing Entering GT, Eyeing Future Showroom Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/deltawing-entering-gt-eyeing-future-showroom-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/deltawing-entering-gt-eyeing-future-showroom-debut/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1027369 Coming soon to a track near you, DeltaWing will bring its signature design to the GT class, and eyes set on the showroom down the road. The latest racing variant is expected to demonstrate on the track “that with far less horsepower than many of today’s best sports cars, a two-seat performance car based on […]

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Coming soon to a track near you, DeltaWing will bring its signature design to the GT class, and eyes set on the showroom down the road. The latest racing variant is expected to demonstrate on the track “that with far less horsepower than many of today’s best sports cars, a two-seat performance car based on […]

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Consumers On Track To Save $80 Billion Due To Lower Gas Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/consumers-track-save-80-billion-due-lower-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/consumers-track-save-80-billion-due-lower-gas-prices/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:20:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=970330 The auto world may be on an extended vacation thanks to the timing of New Year’s day, but the energy markets are still moving. Matt Smith of the Energy Burrito blog (and energy firm Schneider Electric) discusses the impact of lower gasoline prices for the American consumer. According to Smith, the savings amount to $378 […]

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The auto world may be on an extended vacation thanks to the timing of New Year’s day, but the energy markets are still moving. Matt Smith of the Energy Burrito blog (and energy firm Schneider Electric) discusses the impact of lower gasoline prices for the American consumer. According to Smith, the savings amount to $378 […]

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Chart Of The Day: A Look At Global Gas Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/chart-of-the-day-a-look-at-global-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/chart-of-the-day-a-look-at-global-gas-prices/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 04:01:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=821130   From Zero Hedge, a look at global gas prices, with New York City as the benchmark. A look at the price of a liter of gas (multiply by 3.8 for the gallon equivalent) gives a better picture of the choices that people make around the world when it comes to buying cars. While European […]

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  From Zero Hedge, a look at global gas prices, with New York City as the benchmark. A look at the price of a liter of gas (multiply by 3.8 for the gallon equivalent) gives a better picture of the choices that people make around the world when it comes to buying cars. While European […]

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2015 Chevy Silverado HD Goes Green With CNG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/2015-chevy-silverado-hd-goes-green-with-cng/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/2015-chevy-silverado-hd-goes-green-with-cng/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:03:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=736329 In the ongoing battle in Green Valley below Truck Mountain, Chevrolet has unleashed a CNG conversion kit for both 2500 and 3500 variants of the 2015 Silverado HD. The kit allows the Silverado HD to run either compressed natural gas or gasoline at the flick of a switch, with the 6-liter V8 under the bonnet […]

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In the ongoing battle in Green Valley below Truck Mountain, Chevrolet has unleashed a CNG conversion kit for both 2500 and 3500 variants of the 2015 Silverado HD. The kit allows the Silverado HD to run either compressed natural gas or gasoline at the flick of a switch, with the 6-liter V8 under the bonnet […]

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Gasoline Power To Dominate U.S. Highways Through 2040 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gasoline-power-to-dominate-u-s-highways-through-2040/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gasoline-power-to-dominate-u-s-highways-through-2040/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=684682 The green warriors who hoped EVs and hybrids would be the dominate force on the highways of America may need to wait a bit longer: the United States Department of Energy predicts gasoline will be the fuel of a generation until at least 2040. In fact, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration states in a report […]

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The green warriors who hoped EVs and hybrids would be the dominate force on the highways of America may need to wait a bit longer: the United States Department of Energy predicts gasoline will be the fuel of a generation until at least 2040. In fact, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration states in a report […]

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Living With an EV for a Week – Day Three (and why MPGe is stupid) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/living-with-an-ev-for-a-week-day-three-and-why-mpge-is-stupid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/living-with-an-ev-for-a-week-day-three-and-why-mpge-is-stupid/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 21:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490098   Day three dawned with a nearly full battery, the exact level seemed unimportant to me. Perhaps it’s the Range Anxiety patch I ordered online for three easy payments of $9.99, or my new-found confidence in tripping across EV stations. Either way I decided bold action was required. I set the climate control to 68 […]

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  Day three dawned with a nearly full battery, the exact level seemed unimportant to me. Perhaps it’s the Range Anxiety patch I ordered online for three easy payments of $9.99, or my new-found confidence in tripping across EV stations. Either way I decided bold action was required. I set the climate control to 68 […]

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Gas Will Get Cheap And Plentiful – That Other Gas Causes A Glut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/gas-will-get-cheap-and-plentiful-that-other-gas-causes-a-glut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/gas-will-get-cheap-and-plentiful-that-other-gas-causes-a-glut/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:28:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475093 Reuters has a highly interesting oil and gasoline story. If you are one of the “peak oil” types , you may not want to hear it. As a matter of fact, it could shake your belief system so much that you scream “BIASSSSSSSS.” As a service to all our readers, we give you a chance […]

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Reuters has a highly interesting oil and gasoline story. If you are one of the “peak oil” types , you may not want to hear it. As a matter of fact, it could shake your belief system so much that you scream “BIASSSSSSSS.” As a service to all our readers, we give you a chance […]

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Green Cars Push Gas Prices Down (About Time …) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/green-cars-push-gas-prices-down-about-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/green-cars-push-gas-prices-down-about-time/#comments Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:24:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451655   Gasoline prices are falling in Japan, not only due to lower crude oil prices, “but also because the widespread popularity of fuel-efficient vehicles has lowered demand for gasoline,” The Nikkei [sub]. The Tokyo paper predicts … “a shakeout in the gas station industry, as next-generation green cars, including electric and fuel-cell vehicles, become more […]

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  Gasoline prices are falling in Japan, not only due to lower crude oil prices, “but also because the widespread popularity of fuel-efficient vehicles has lowered demand for gasoline,” The Nikkei [sub]. The Tokyo paper predicts … “a shakeout in the gas station industry, as next-generation green cars, including electric and fuel-cell vehicles, become more […]

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Review: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2012-honda-civic-natural-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2012-honda-civic-natural-gas/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 16:51:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443940 Since 1998 Honda has been quietly producing one of the cleanest vehicles in America. In 2001 the EPA called its engine “the cleanest burning internal combustion engine in the world.” No, it’s not a hybrid, it’s Honda’s Civic Natural Gas (formerly known as the Civic GX). Until now, the Civic Natural Gas has only been […]

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Since 1998 Honda has been quietly producing one of the cleanest vehicles in America. In 2001 the EPA called its engine “the cleanest burning internal combustion engine in the world.” No, it’s not a hybrid, it’s Honda’s Civic Natural Gas (formerly known as the Civic GX). Until now, the Civic Natural Gas has only been […]

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A Look At Gas Prices Across The Globe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/a-look-at-gas-prices-across-the-globe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/a-look-at-gas-prices-across-the-globe/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:33:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436526 The Economist has put together the above chart showing global gas prices as of February 2012, as well as how fast they’ve risen in the past 12 months. Even with gas approaching $4 overall, we’re not doing too badly compared to the rest of the world. While the French still have to cope with $10/gallon […]

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The Economist has put together the above chart showing global gas prices as of February 2012, as well as how fast they’ve risen in the past 12 months. Even with gas approaching $4 overall, we’re not doing too badly compared to the rest of the world. While the French still have to cope with $10/gallon […]

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Git Yer Cars! Peak Oil Needs You! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/git-yer-cars-peak-oil-needs-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/git-yer-cars-peak-oil-needs-you/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:04:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408780 Edmunds’ always dead-on Autoobserver brings us the shocking news that Americans don’t drive enough. That, or they use the wrong cars. Whatever it may be, Americans are about to lose the carefully cultivated title “world’s biggest gasoline oinkers.” Gasoline consumption hit rock bottom in July! Says Edmunds: “U.S. demand for gasoline last month was at […]

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Edmunds’ always dead-on Autoobserver brings us the shocking news that Americans don’t drive enough. That, or they use the wrong cars. Whatever it may be, Americans are about to lose the carefully cultivated title “world’s biggest gasoline oinkers.” Gasoline consumption hit rock bottom in July! Says Edmunds: “U.S. demand for gasoline last month was at […]

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The Tragedy Of The Gas Tax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-tragedy-of-the-gas-tax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-tragedy-of-the-gas-tax/#comments Sat, 25 Jun 2011 15:42:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399987 General Motors CEO Dan Akerson set off something of a firestorm a few weeks ago, when he said, in response to a question about forthcoming CAFE increases: You know what I’d rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought […]

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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson set off something of a firestorm a few weeks ago, when he said, in response to a question about forthcoming CAFE increases: You know what I’d rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought […]

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Running On Empty, Running Dumb http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/running-on-empty-running-dumb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/running-on-empty-running-dumb/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:07:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391631 Rising prices at the pump make people do dumb things. Some buy a new car to save at all costs. Not only will they never recoup the cost of the new car, the tsunami in Japan turned fuel efficient Japanese cars into everything else than a bargain. Others do something particularly stupid: They drive their […]

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Rising prices at the pump make people do dumb things. Some buy a new car to save at all costs. Not only will they never recoup the cost of the new car, the tsunami in Japan turned fuel efficient Japanese cars into everything else than a bargain. Others do something particularly stupid: They drive their […]

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Chevy Volt: 40 Miles Without A Drop Of… Premium Gasoline? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chevy-volt-40-miles-without-a-drop-of-premium-gasoline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chevy-volt-40-miles-without-a-drop-of-premium-gasoline/#comments Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:20:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361669 The Chevrolet Volt began life as a marketing concept: “what if,” GM’s finest minds asked themselves, “we could sell a car that could go 40 miles without burning any gasoline?” That goal was achievable (although how easily and regularly remains to be seen), but it came at a cost: if you check out GM’s just-released […]

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The Chevrolet Volt began life as a marketing concept: “what if,” GM’s finest minds asked themselves, “we could sell a car that could go 40 miles without burning any gasoline?” That goal was achievable (although how easily and regularly remains to be seen), but it came at a cost: if you check out GM’s just-released […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Truth In Bumper Stickers Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-truth-in-bumper-stickers-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-truth-in-bumper-stickers-edition/#comments Sun, 09 May 2010 16:52:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355868 Bumper stickers are a controversial subject, quite apart from the often-divisive sentiments they express. Most of us are either pro-bumper sticker or anti, and once we’ve decided which we are, there’s little chance of ever going back. Personally, I fall into the “anti” camp. You might think that someone who spends his time writing about […]

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Bumper stickers are a controversial subject, quite apart from the often-divisive sentiments they express. Most of us are either pro-bumper sticker or anti, and once we’ve decided which we are, there’s little chance of ever going back. Personally, I fall into the “anti” camp. You might think that someone who spends his time writing about […]

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