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Average Car in the UK Only Achieves 87% of Rating MPG

In almost every newspaper everywhere you can read stories and comments about ordinary drivers never reaching the gas-mileage fuel-economy rating numbers.    Tears, exasperation and anger are the common tones of thought. The rating numbers on the window stickers come … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Turbo Chargers Not Matching Window Sticker MPG Claims

Consumer Reports magazine is all about ‘taking down’ assumptions or myths, and confirming facts with rigorous testing and publishing the results. In the last six to twelve months, there has been a lot of advertising copy about ‘Turbos’, those exhaust … Continue reading

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When O2 Sensors Create Doubt on MPG Gas Mileage Readings

General Motors announced a new smaller block V8 engines being developed for the Corvette series.   It still displaces a hefty 6.2 liters although they refer to it as a small block engine.  The standard North American zero-to-60 MPH challenge will still be … Continue reading

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Radar, Speedometers, GPS, Tire Size, Speeding Violation, Gas Mileage, Fuel Efficiency, In-Dash Fuel Rate Meters, Credibility

Radar and Speeding Violations.    Nobody likes to be pulled over by police while driving, and then being told they have earned a speeding violation ticket.    On the good side, many jurisdictions allow 10-20% over a speed limit before a speeding driver is … Continue reading

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U.S. Sales-Weighted Fuel-Economy Upward Curve Looks Like a Solid Trend says UMTRI

Most people understand an upward going curve.    Suppose you were told an upward curve exists that rode right over the last recession, and then has been riding the crest of the recovery wave, better than other economic indicators? The … Continue reading

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Fuel Economy, Automakers Yes, Unions Yes, Government Yes, Some Politicians No

Everybody is in favour of increased fuel efficiency, right?    Before you think of formulating an answer, think of these factors.    With greater fuel efficiency, all kinds of eco-activists could take a vacation.   With greater fuel efficiency, California would be happy. … Continue reading

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It’s the Fleet Dollars Stupid and Not the Long Range Gas Mileage

Suppose your car could tell you, taking into account all measurable factors, including local road speed limits, the ideal speed your vehicle should be driving at at that moment, in order to have the lowest fuel consumption possible? Actually, it … Continue reading

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Trust and Real-World Vehicle Fuel-Use Data-Logging – Free!

Way back when, when Detroit was believed by everybody, or,  when gasoline was so plentiful that no one cared, the miles-per-gallon (MPG) numbers gave untested bragging rights to car and truck owners.   Some people did care about the accuracy of … Continue reading

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Misleading/False Advertising about Fuel Economy in Canada? Hard to Believe!

A recent Toronto Globe and Mail article talks of misleading advertising by manufacturers bragging about  their vehicles’ fuel economy.   Of course, if your vehicle came with an in-dash fuel economy meter, you can rely on it, right?   Think about … Continue reading

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