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Old 05-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #143 (permalink)
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The U.S. normies have noticed

The normies have arrived. Today, Consumer Reports posted a "gas savings tips" article. (Coincidentally, today oil also hit prices not seen since 2014.)

Motorists face rising gasoline prices as the summer travel season gets underway, so fuel efficiency is as important as ever.

(But "important as ever"? The general public hasn't really cared about fuel economy for going on 3 years!)

It's a solid article. I like that they lay out the cost of speeding as item number one. In terms of consumption...

Overall, speeding up from 55 mph to 75 is like moving from a compact car to a large SUV.
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