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Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets 81.5 MPG and World Record 1445 Miles on Single Gas Tank

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Maximize Your MPG, Videos

Trained drivers using hypermiling techniques achieved 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Driving in the Washington, D.C. area, the Fusion Hybrid achieved an average of 81.5 mpg. The Fusion Hybrid’s spec sheet says the car has a 17-gallon tank. This set the world record for gasoline-powered midsize sedan.



Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” Program

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” program. It’s all about moving cars out of the showrooms, and the net result will be to help stimulate jobs in the U.S.



NHTSA, DOT Publish the Final Rule for Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

The CARS final rule has been published to set forth requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009. This program helps consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car or truck from a participating dealer when they trade in a less fuel efficient car or truck.



Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers Program Kicking Into Gear

By • Jul 14th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash For Clunkers” program is the federal program that helps consumers purchase a new, more efficient vehicle when an older, less efficient vehicle is traded in. Expect dealer showrooms to have increased traffic between now and November 1, and fewer polluting cars on the roads. But there are downsides as well.



Advanced Car Batteries Industry Still Wide Open?

By • Jan 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Advanced batteries technology development and manufacturing are all risky bets. According to Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr., “There are no guarantees that consumers — for all their stated concerns about global warming, dependence on foreign oil and unpredictable gas prices — will buy enough of them.” Who’s going to lead the advanced batteries industry for hybrid and electric cars?



Sin Taxes: Cleaner Cars, Improved MPG and Lower Global Warming Risk?

By • Jan 17th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

There are many ways to help solve the current high prices at the gas pumps, improve passenger car miles per gallon (mpg), and curve global warming trends. One of them includes implementing sin taxes.



Clean Diesel Cars Compendium

By • Jan 9th, 2009 • Category:

Tweet Updated 06-08-09. Diesel cars have always been able to get high mpg, or miles per gallon. With a combination of new technologies and regulations comes a new breed of clean diesel cars. This Diesel Cars Compendium aims to track diesel cars that are clean and efficient, achieving at least 30 mpg in any driving condition. For now […]



Use Cruise Control to Increase MPG? It Really Depends on Your Personality

By • Dec 11th, 2008 • Category: Maximize Your MPG

By definition, cruise control keeps your car at a constant speed. Cruise control really shines when it comes to long trips. In more environmentally conscious times like now, this little invention can also save you real dollars. If you do it right, that is.



Ways to Maximize MPG from Your Car

By • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: Maximize Your MPG

Tweet Read up on ways to maximize miles per gallon (MPG) from your car from the latest news feeds.