As gas prices fluctuate between $3 and $4, car buyers continue to seek relief at the pump by focusing on cars with high fuel-efficiency. But unlike in recent years, in which hybrids were considered the best bets for consumers wanting high fuel economy, auto observers are now saying gas-powered vehicles may now be the biggest bang for the buck.
It's now more environmentally friendly to fly than to drive the same distance. That doesn't make it good for the environment, exactly, but Reuters' John Kemp reports on a new study out of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan:
It may be counterintuitive, but walking might be worse for the environment than driving. That's the conclusion Richard B. Mckenzie, a professor of Economics at the Paul Merage School of Business comes to in his blog post on EconLib.
You may be excited for an extra hour of sleep this weekend — when our clocks "fall back" at 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 3. This marks the end of daylight saving time (DST) when we push our clocks forward in the spring so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.
Frequent readers of this blog will know that I am enormously skeptical of most fuel and efficiency numbers for electric vehicles. Electric vehicles can be quite efficient, and I personally really enjoy the driving feel of an electric car, but most of the numbers published for them, including by the government, are garbage. I have previously written a series of articles challenging the EPA's MPGe methodology for electric cars.