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Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

After a long, blissful period of gas prices consistently below two dollars, they’re starting to go back up again. It’s a shame, but there are ways we can conserve fuel without going back to the bank-breaking fill-ups of yesteryear. Here are some quick tips on saving gas as prices shoot up this summer. First of all, slow down. That’s really the easiest way to save gas. Cars get their best mileage around 60 mph, which is part of why we…

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Futuristic Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Car at NYIAS

Futuristic Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Car at NYIAS

The Volkswagen BUDD-e concept car, which was shown last month at the New York International Auto Show, is what Volkswagen is calling the “truly social car”—it uses voice recognition technology to talk to you. Initially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the BUDD-e concept has a basic system of commands such as opening doors and activating the navigation system, but its voice recognition software is still less advanced than Apple’s Siri. Voice recognition isn’t all…

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Fuel-Efficient Porsche Vehicles on Their Way

Fuel-Efficient Porsche Vehicles on Their Way

Porsche is known for its performance cars that are typically heavy on gas consumption. But now, Porsche is playing with a balance between economy and performance for road-ready, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new Porsche Macan premiered at the New York Auto Show and hinted at the future of Porsche. The four-cylinder engine is unlike many of Porsche’s V6 and V8-equipped cars – but for a good reason. “You have to adapt,” Klaus Zellmer, president of Porsche North America said, “At the…

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Porsche Mission E Design: 600 Horsepower of All-Electric Energy

Porsche Mission E Design: 600 Horsepower of All-Electric Energy

Because Porsche is known for its high-performance 911 models, it came as a surprise to many that the brand recently announced it would be creating over 1,000 jobs to build the new Porsche Mission E. This all-electric model is well-known for its quick charge times and advanced technologies. The Porsche Mission E design is drawing attention as an alternative for gasoline-powered high-performance models. While there are some models out there like it, including the Tesla and BMW i8, the Mission…

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Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

In today’s world, drivers are always looking for ways to obtain a better fuel economy. However, you don’t need a fancy hybrid car to accomplish this goal. Here are some simple ways to improve fuel efficiency. Don’t Slam on the Accelerator or Brakes When you suddenly stop or start your car, you are also decreasing your fuel efficiency. In order to avoid higher prices at the pump, be sure to accelerate and coast at a more manageable rate. Drive the…

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