fuel usage

Pondering Transportation Fuels

March 23, 2014 by Lou Grinzo

Thanks to the snow we got recently, I found myself walking past my Leaf in the garage to the snow blower, which I had to refill with gasoline before clearing out my driveway. While I was pouring about a quart into the snow blower’s tank, I wondered: Would it make sense to run cars on gasoline?[read more]

Driving Down Fuel Usage

March 11, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid vehicles struggled to find a solid customer base. Much of the reason came down to cost and convenience: Batteries are expensive, and charging them requires infrastructure that’s still sparse in the US.[read more]