New Website From the Government

The US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency have teamed up to create a great new resource for saving on gas! They have put up a website fueleconomy.gov which has the goal of reducing gas consumption in the US. The website allows you to search for cars and find their gas mileage as well as compare cars side by side on mileage. There is a mileage calculator, and the website allows you to see MPG data put in by other people who have the same make and model vehicle as you. This gives you the ability to see if you are using more or less gas then normal. If you are using more than average, it is probably time to go in for a tuneup, or think about adjusting your driving habits.

There is information on alternative fuels, and a section to help you locate the lowest gas prices. A section talks about diesel as an alternative fuel, and discusses the potential of biodiesel. Biodiesel is diesel fuel derived from plant matter, and not petroleum. There is even a section which explains the Cash for Clunkers program.

This site deserves a good look over, because there could very well be some excellent information for those of us trying to save on gas.


  1. It's already not very hot. Reports of scams online and at dealerships as the plan nears. Read: http://tinyurl.com/nlv3ed

  2. That looks like the Cash for Clunkers program has problems. Not too surprising given that it is a political initiative of the US government. But what about the fuel saving data and tips? Anybody reading who knows about their quality?