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With Low Gas Prices, the Math on Hybrids has Changed

2015 toyota prius family It’s not easy being green when you want to save some green. With the national average price of gas at just $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA, a lot of consumers are turning away from fuel-efficient cars in favor of crossovers and SUVs. In fact, Edmunds.com reports that less than half of people who have traded in a hybrid car in 2015 replaced it with another hybrid. Hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs typically cost more than their ... continue reading»

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Study: Vehicles Getting Better Fuel Economy than Ever

A recent study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds that more than half of all 2014 vehicles return at least 23 mpg combined and about 11.6 percent return at least 30 mpg. For comparison, in 2011, only about 34.5 percent of vehicles sold returned 23 mpg and only 4.2 percent hit the 30 mpg mark. The CFA study finds that not only is vehicle fuel economy in general on the rise, but there are ... continue reading»

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Will Gas Prices Stop Climbing?

gas prices The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.67, up from $3.55 just one week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. A month ago, the price of gas averaged $3.60 per gallon nationwide. CNN Money spoke with Tom Kloza, the chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com, about the recent upswing in gas prices. Kloza predicts that prices will continue to climb, and says there is a 50 percent chance that prices ... continue reading»

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Lower Gas Prices Coming this Summer

2013 Ford Mustang, Mustang convertible With the temperatures warming and sunlight lasting longer, the summer driving season is seemingly upon us. Unlike last year, however, gas prices are expected to drop throughout the summer months. According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas prices between April and September are predicted to average $3.63 per gallon this year. The EIA reports that this summer’s projected fuel price is lower than it has been the last two years. In 2012 ... continue reading»

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Gas Prices Spiking Early

If you've bought gas recently, this may be old news to you: Gas prices are on the rise. MSN Autos writes, "Gas prices have reached a four-month high after surging all February in what may be a reaction to increased crude-oil prices at the end of last year, according to the latest report from the Energy Information Administration." The average price of gas in the U.S. has increased by $.45 per gallon since Jan. 1, and though gas ... continue reading»

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