As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

by Kurt Stolz

While gas prices in the United States and abroad have been setting new records, it is the price of diesel fuel that is rippling through the global supply chain.
The average cost of a gallon of diesel fuel is currently $5.19 in the United States, up almost 45% from 33.61 in …

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Gas Prices Retreat from Record Highs as Drivers Hit the Road for the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices Retreat from Record Highs as Drivers Hit the Road for the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The price drivers will pay at the pump for a gallon of gasoline will be lower than what they have paid in recent weeks but near record high prices continue.
The average price per gallon in the United States for regular gasoline was $4.87 according to figures from the U.S. Energy …

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Review and Road Test: Google Maps Now Estimates Toll Costs for Your Road Trip – How Well Does it Work?

by Kurt Stolz
Review and Road Test: Google Maps Now Estimates Toll Costs for Your Road Trip – How Well Does it Work?

Especially in today’s climate with gas prices that are almost double that of one year ago, every penny counts and Google has made it easier to pick the least costly route to a destination in terms of tolls.
This is in addition to a long-standing feature that shows the most fuel-efficient …

Apple to Enhance CarPlay With Deep Integration Into Dashboard and Other Vehicle Displays

by Jonathan Spira
Apple to Enhance CarPlay With Deep Integration Into Dashboard and Other Vehicle Displays

Apple, which first introduced its now ubiquitous CarPlay infotainment system in 2014, announced a number of significant updates at its 2022 World Wide Developers Conference, currently underway in Cupertino, California.
The big news is what Apple termed its “next generation” CarPlay interface, for which the company offered a “sneak peek” in …

Staycations Are In (Again): Record High Fuel Prices Cause Travelers to Rethink Summer Plans

by Kurt Stolz
Staycations Are In (Again): Record High Fuel Prices Cause Travelers to Rethink Summer Plans

Travelers are rethinking their plans for the summer and, for a third year in a row, considering a staycation, albeit due to the high cost of fuel, not the pandemic.
While the pandemic is still a major issue in the United States, with significantly rising case figures and a sixth wave …

Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

by Kurt Stolz
Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

The price for a gallon (3.79 liters) of gasoline in the United State as of Tuesday is $4.37, up almost $0.15 over the past week, and has climbed 47% from a year ago.
Tuesday’s figure eclipses the all-time high set on March 11, when the cost per gallon was $4.33, according …

New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

by Jonathan Spira
New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show returned this week after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus and electric vehicles are commanding the spotlight.
The show opened to the public on Friday following two press days and runs through April 24. The show dates back more than a century and was …

Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

by Kurt Stolz
Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

The average price motorists in the United States are paying for gas is slowly declining from recent all-time highs, not adjusted for inflation.
The average cost of a gallon of regular-grade gas at the pump at the start of the week was $4.17, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information …

Four Seasons Hotels to Offer Luxury Driving Trips in Italy

by Anna Breuer
Four Seasons Hotels to Offer Luxury Driving Trips in Italy

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a week-long driving experience in Tuscany that will take place in early fall.
The drive, dubbed “Beyond by Four Seasons: An Exclusive Driving Journey Through Tuscany,” will start in Florence and utilize the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze as a home base.
The week-long tour will start …

U.S. to Require New Vehicles to Average 49 MPG by 2026

by Paul Riegler
U.S. to Require New Vehicles to Average 49 MPG by 2026

The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new requirements for fuel economy that mandate a 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) fleet-wide average by 2026.
The action in the so-called CAFE or Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and  Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on …

As Fuel Prices Rise, More Drivers Run on Empty… And Get Stranded

by Jonathan Spira
As Fuel Prices Rise, More Drivers Run on Empty… And Get Stranded

Some drivers are letting their cars literally run on fumes amidst higher gas prices.
Gas prices have hit record highs in the United States in the past two weeks, but after sharply increasing they hit a peak on March 11 and have since begun to decline, albeit slightly, except for prices …

Review and Test Drive: 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance

Der Kleine Mercedes Offers Comfort, Safety, and Teutonic Engineering
While it seems as if the Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse, or C-Class, has been around forever, it was only introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the so-called “Baby Benz, the 190 range, of which 1.9 million models were sold and which had become …

Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

After what seemed like non-stop increases for the past three weeks, gas prices in the United States are easing back somewhat.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the United States was $4.25 on Sunday, down from a peak of $4.33 on March 11.  While this  is more …

Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

by Jonathan Spira
Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

Drivers are paying record prices at the pump now, and the cost of a gallon of gasoline is expected to increase even further following President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports.
The average price of gas in the U.S. rose by $0.10 per gallon from Monday to Tuesday, hitting a record $4.17 …