In the current economy almost everyone is looking for ways to save money. One large, unavoidable expense is gasoline. More and more people are buying fuel efficient vehicles. There are lots to choose from, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each. A well educated decision will be required.
Motorcycles having typically been used as a secondary mode of transportation. Today, however, you see more of them on the road because they use less fuel. When weather permits, motorcycles can be used from everything to a road trip to your daily commute. Since they are not a viable daily option if you live in a cold climate, or want to go grocery shopping, they are best used in conjunction with a car.
If you are looking for a cheap way to get around town, consider a moped. With an even smaller engine than a motorcycle, mopeds are extremely fuel efficient. Mopeds will not go over thirty miles per hour, thus they cannot be used on the interstate. Most moped come with a basket, so as long as you are just picking up a few things it will be fine for shopping. Easy to ride and very affordable, mopeds are gaining in popularity.
If transportation of the two wheel variety is not for you, take heart. There are many fuel saving cars available. The hybrid car is one that uses both gasoline and either electricity or solar power. The solar power version charges on it’s own during the day, while the electric version needs to recharged by you on a daily basis. Once the solar power or electricity has been exhausted, the engine then switches to gasoline until the electric or solar power is recharged. Since gasoline is the back up source and not the main, a hybrid car can mean huge savings on fuel costs.
One of the newest development in fuel efficient vehicles is the bio-diesel car. This car uses vegetable oil instead of gasoline. The problem with owning a bio-diesel car, for the time being anyway, is the lack of places where you can fuel up. However, bio-diesel costs much less than gas, and as the idea catches on there are more gas stations offering it. Another benefit to bio-diesel is that it burns cleaner than gasoline, and produces less environmentally harmful emissions.
Even with these new developments, the standard gasoline engine car is the top vehicle of choice. Car manufacturers are working diligently to make them more fuel efficient, and there are some great choices on the market. When shopping for a car, do your research to determine the miles per gallon each model gets.
While we are basically helpless in controlling the cost of gasoline, we have all the power in deciding how we choose to travel, and how much fuel we really have to use.