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The poster child for the electric car has just received its official EPA sticker, merely days after Nissan's Leaf received its own. The Volt has been found to have a 93MPG equivalent when running purely on batteries, while one could expect an average of 37MPG when using petrol alone. According to t...

November 26th 2010 at 2:50am 0 Comments
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If one drives the Roadster "as it was intended to be driven," you'll probably only get around 125 miles out of it before things slowly grind to a halt. If you toss on your economy shoes and take things a bit easier, it's apparently possible to get well over 200 miles on a single charge. As the stor...

April 13th 2009 at 2:26am 0 Comments
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GiSTEQ -- the GPS phototagger folks -- are back on the scene with TripBook, a novel approach to the art of mileage tracking. The idea is simple: You plug the device into your vehicle's lighter, at which point it powers up and preserves all the sordid details of your journey -- time, distance, route...

February 19th 2009 at 10:05pm 0 Comments
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TUAW reviewed Trip Cubby, a mileage log app for iPhone / iPod touch, soon after it was released. The developer, App Cubby, has now released Trip Cubby 1.1 (click opens iTunes). Current users can upgrade for free, and the app is available for US$9.99 to new purchasers.Trip Cubby has been optimized so...

September 22nd 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Researchers from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center have developed a system for charging drivers federal taxes by the distance traveled rather than on gallons of gas purchased. The study is being conducted with 2,700 drivers from states like Maryland, Texas, Iowa and California to gauge pu...

September 25th 2007 at 1:56pm 0 Comments
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While we've seen everything from brilliant engineering to run-of-the-mill hacks enable vehicles to squeeze every last inch out of a tank of fuel, it looks like the Senate is taking larger strides in order to raise the MPG bar. The US Senate has reportedly passed an energy bill that would raise fuel...

June 22nd 2007 at 2:23pm 0 Comments
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In a presumed attempt to prove questionable reports about the Prius' true fuel efficiency dead wrong, a Japanese group of mileage maniacs (or nenpimania) have assembled to push their hybrids to the brink and utilize a sly combination of hackery and zen-ish ways to elicit extreme miles per gallon fi...

April 6th 2007 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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If you've been wondering how your Honda or Acura just seems to cover ground an awful lot quicker than your previous ride without even getting you a speeding ticket, listen up. Apparently, around six million Honda / Acura owners have been wheeling around in vehicles that are clicking off miles quite...

February 19th 2007 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Nothing, we mean nothing, says success like rollin' in a big fat Hummer eh sparky? Only thing is, you can't stand the thought of those accusatory stares from your fellow highwaymen as you lumber along sucking-up fuel. Well, we guess you never heard of the Mileage Maximizer then? Don't sweat it, 'cau...

June 28th 2006 at 9:46am 0 Comments