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R U AN MPG FANATIC? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

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Published on Wed, Jul 7, 2010

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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TDI Cup Jetta primed for hypermiling If you drive an alternative fuel vehicle now--like a biodiesel car--and have a hard time finding a fueling station, look no further. Just download the Alternative Fuel Locator app. As part of the USA.gov's revamped site, the government has moved into the 21st century and is offering mobile apps. Your smartphone can find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (etha­nol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites near you using familiar Google technology. Want to track your MPG and annual fuel cost through your Web-enabled mobile device? Or looking to calculate how much you could save at the pump with a new car that gets 30 MPG versus an older car that gets just 20 MPG? Then check out the fueleconomy.gov app. I've reported before that the government is crafting fuel economy standards for commercial trucks. This is a major step towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Well, now you can put your money where your mouth is and be heard. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is seeking comments on the effect new mileage standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks will have on the environment." Comments will be accepted until July 14 when you enter Docket No. fr14jn10_20 at regulations.gov. Ailis Aaron Wolf, 40MPG.org

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