235 Blog Posts From the Fuel Tag


The Automotive Low Flush Toilet

The Automotive Low Flush Toilet

I wish I could take credit for this one, but I can’t. However, I will shamelessly use it — and credit the reader (thanks, Jim!) who made the analogy: Auto-stop/start systems — which have become de facto standard equipment in all new cars — are the automotive equivalent of the low flush toilet. You may […]

Freed at Last–VW Diesel is back!

Freed at Last–VW Diesel is back!

A four-wheeled Shawshank Redemption is under way. About 240,000 wrongfully convicted diesel-powered VWs are about to be paroled. The doors of their cells open; the harsh light causes them to blink their eyes. Some are brand-new 2016 and 2017 models that were never sold; others are older models that were — and then bought back […]

How to Choose Between a Gas, Hybrid or All-Electric Car to Buy?

How to Choose Between a Gas, Hybrid or All-Electric Car to Buy?

Drivers who want to make a smaller environmental impact are beginning to realize that driving a fuel-efficient car is also a financially-savvy move. And while some European cities are beginning to ban old gas and diesel cars from the inner circles, it seems that manufacturers and consumers are not yet ready to give up on […]

Who knew that General Motors could be so Nimble…

Who knew that General Motors could be so Nimble…

In the direction of nimbleness, General Motors announced this week they were closing down five North American plants, letting go 14,000 hardworking folks (15 percent of the company’s US work force) and up to 25 percent of their worldwide administrative staff. GM let go all these folks because they worked on sedans and the hybrid […]

War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]