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We Waste a Billion Gallons of Gas a Year Because We're So Fat [Factoid]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Heavier cars use more fuel. Now some bright spark has calculated that the US uses one billion gallons more gas every year than if the entire population had remained at the average weight of the 1960s. For every extra pound added to the average weight, the country uses another 39 million gallons of fuel each year. More »
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With Higher Gas Prices, Some Drivers Ditch Premium

Vehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires (7 years ago)

Yesterday we learned why, despite rising gas prices, midgrade and premium fuel remain about 10 and 20 cents extra per gallon, respectively. One unexpected finding: Despite the hike remaining constant all these years, more drivers ma... Read Post

This Simple Gas Pump Nozzle Screen Could Save Millions of Liters of Dripped Gas [Video]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

Spilling gas on your shoes after you fill your car seems like just a small annoyance. But it happens to everyone, and apparently all that wasted fuel adds up to about half a billion liters of fuel lost every year. An epidemic this s... Read Post

A Gallon of Gas Can Power an iPhone for 20 Years [Factoid]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

It's true. According to Bill Colton, a VP at ExxonMobil, a single gallon of gas has enough energy to charge an iPhone once a day for 20 years. Of course, that's never going to happen but it's a point ExxonMobil uses to stress the fa... Read Post

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