TAG: Driving

Compare Driving Costs for Gasoline vs. Electric Cars

Compare Driving Costs for Gasoline vs. Electric Cars

When considering the operating costs for a gas powered vehicle, it’s fairly simple to understand and apply the miles-per-gallon ratings on the window stickers, because we’re used to thinking in those terms, and are reminded of the costs for a gallon of gas every time we fuel up. But what if you’re interested in an electric car? How do you measure and compare the energy costs of something that plugs into your house with all of the rest of your electrical appliances, and gets paid for monthly, on a bill where you usually only see the totals for usage, not… read more

Americans Driving Less Each Year

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In 2005, driving to and from destinations was at its peak in the United States. Regardless of just how far that destination was from home, we’d hop in our Ford Explorer’s and Chevy Impala’s and chug away down the street. However, that lifestyle is fading, and we can all breath a sigh of relief. This is good news. In fact, it’s great news. Less driving in cars means more walking, biking, mass transit, you name it. Reducing our planet’s carbon levels is (or should be) priority number one for most countries, especially the worst offending ones (I’m looking at you,… read more

Be Fuel Efficient

Saving fuel when driving

There are many common mistakes drivers make that use excess gas. Speeding up too fast, driving too slow, and using the brakes too often are present practices on the road. They may seem like small actions at the time but correcting them can significantly reduce the amount of gas that is wasted. To start, if you are waiting in a car for over one minute, it is best to turn the car off until you begin driving again. It is also best to avoid a series of short trips. If your destinations are within walking distance of one another, by all means get… read more