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While there might be over a thousand fuel saving tutorials online, nothing compares to a one-on-one hands-on training with a real expert. Hiring one for a few days ain't gonna be cheap, but wouldn’t it be great if you get one with a car right from the dealership? One that doesn't need to sleep, eat, nor drink and will gladly serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, too. Well, that dream has finally come true in Ford’s EcoMode, your personal eco-driving coach available with the all-new Focus.
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Words by Niky Tamayo | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology News
 
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A recent study by Civil Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has, for the first time, mathematically modeled the effects of road surface on fuel economy. For anyone who's ever gone jogging or cycling, the results aren't terribly shocking: softer roads waste more fuel
 
Other studies have traced the effects of surface roughness on fuel economy, but this is the first time that the flexibility of the actual road surface has been modeled. The results of this study could have far-reaching implications for the way we build and repair roads.
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In 2011, team Luk Jao Mae Khlong Prapa of Dhurakij Pubdit University Thailand set a new record at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia by traveling 2,213.4 km on one liter of fuel - beating the previous year's record by almost 700 kms. It was a feat no one thought was beatable. But a year later, the team from Thailand returned to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and proved that they can go further. 
 
Equivalent of driving from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi in just one liter of fuel, team Luk Jao Mae Khlong Prapa beat their 2011 record by a further 689.6 kms at the Shell Eco-marathon 2012 with a mileage of 2,903 km/l. Meanwhile, Proto from the De La Salle University - Manila (DLSU - M) and TIP Mileage from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (IP) also took home awards for the country. 
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With today's unstable fuel prices, it's important for us motorists to get the most out of our cars. That is why Michelin has these Top 5 Tips to help us save on gas and get the most mileage out of our fuel. 
 
Make sure your tires are properly inflated
Under-inflated tires have a higher rolling resistance, and requires more fuel. Make it a practice to check your tire pressure at least once every month to improve gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Remember to let the tires cool down before taking measurements to avoid getting a false reading, since heat increases pressure.
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With a fleet size of over 43,000 vehicles worldwide, FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, is on a mission to reduce its fuel consumption and environmental-impact by changing the daily driving habits of hundreds of FedEx drivers. The Eco-drive campaign was recently launched to improve fuel efficiency, beginning in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Words and photos by Christopher Kho
 
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We can't stop fuel prices from going up, up, and away, but Shell reckons that their newest fuel recipe is the answer to our pump gas problems. Beginning July 15, 2011, Shell FuelSave Unleaded and FuelSave Diesel will find its way to Shell stations in Luzon, making it Shell's most advanced fuel economy formula in the Philippines. Designed to improve fuel efficiency from the very first tank fill, Shell is confident enough to stand by their statement that FuelSave Unleaded and Diesel will help drivers “Save up to 1 liter per tank.“
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Petron Corporation has just come up with a clever series of quick and catchy reminders for motorists as part of its Petron EnerTripid campaign, a public information advocacy for fuel efficient driving and road safety. These fuel conservation tips have become more relevant in the light of high oil prices.

Petron EnerTripid educates motorists on how to get the most value out of their fuel with tips to help improve consumption.
 
Beating the red light consumes more gas. We tend to accelerate as we approach an intersection, particularly when trying to avoid getting caught at a stop light. More often than not, this effort is futile and just wastes gas.
 
Life is not a race. To save gas, maintain a steady pace. Even race drivers know that a smooth drive is also a fast drive. Maintaining a constant speed at the recommended speed limit is often the quickest way to get to your destination. Enjoy the drive.
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Monday, 07 March 2011 13:04

Honda drives for Fuel Economy

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. Press Release
 
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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.’s (HCPI) longtime commitment to promote fuel economy awareness comes at an opportune time. Ongoing political tension in the crude-rich Middle East has caused fuel prices to spike to P53 per liter. In this time of fuel crisis, any form of savings is highly fitting.
   
Every year, HCPI conducts its fuel efficiency driving competition entitled Honda Challenge Cup to teach economical driving techniques. Recently, the Honda group of companies, through the Honda Foundation, staged its first eco-safety driving training among government fleet operators under Honda’s Clean Fleet Management Program. A total of 16 representatives from the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) attended the whole day training.  

“Come high or low gas prices, Honda has pioneered in providing fuel efficiency awareness by holding Honda Challenge Cup since 1996,” said Mr. Voltaire Gonzales, Head of Vehicle Sales and Corporate Communications of HCPI. “For fifteen years now, Honda has been advocating practical tips in order to drive every drop of fuel,” he added.
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