| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As gas prices soared toward $4 per gallon, Fred Price has sought out the best deals at the pump.
Even so, the self-employed handyman who drives to jobs throughout Baltimore is feeling the pinch of a more than 40-cent-per-gallon jump in the last month....
| Jun 26, 2011
Who would take a road trip when gasoline is hovering near $4 a gallon? Well, you might, especially if you're taking the family.
Sometimes it's cheaper to drive. "Driving makes sense if you have three people traveling, heavy baggage or fragile sporting...
| Dec 21, 2010
If you're not ready to buy a more fuel-efficient car, you can still save money whatever vehicle you drive.
Revive the classics
The biggest fuel savings comes not from hybrid technology but from the old standards: car pooling and public transportation....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:06 PM
If you're looking to save money with a gas sipping car, don't stop at the sticker price and fuel economy. Other ownership expenses can push up what you actually spend by hundreds of dollars a year.
We asked Vincentric, an automotive data firm, for a list...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
| Feb 3, 2011
Volkswagen recently put on sale the second generation of its mid-size sport utility vehicle, the 2011 Touareg. Sitting at the top of the Touareg line is the $61,385 Hybrid, a vehicle that is eminently capable and well-executed.
Yet, with a single...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:40 AM
This year consumers concerned either about the environment or what they're paying at the pump — or both — have more high-mileage automotive choices than ever before.
"This year there are nearly 200 models that get 30 miles per gallon —...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Crude oil futures tumbled to a six-month low overnight amid worries about oversupply in the U.S. and political instability in Greece.
West Texas Intermediate futures slumped $2.17 on the New York Mercantile Exchange to $91.81 a barrel in midday trading,...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency face twin and equally daunting tasks as they revise the fuel economy labels as mandated by the 2007 Energy and Independence Security Act. Not only must they incorporate accurate...