When I launched the MPGomatic.com website back in 2007 and the MPGomatic YouTube channel the following year, my friends asked me, “why put in all that time on the topic of gas mileage? Do people really care about it that much?” As time went by, and the price of gasoline rose, they nodded their heads and said, “hey, maybe you’re right, after all.” When the price of gas dropped, they became skeptical again. But with the petroleum markets being the roller coaster that they are, it was only a matter of time until prices climbed the next hill. Rest assured, conventional petroleum will never be inexpensive again. The coaster may rise and fall, but the overall trend is up up up … with worldwide demand set to increase by staggering proportions.
With 2012 drawing to a close, I decided to fire up the webcam to share a few stories and to ask where we should go with our coverage in 2013. Gas mileage and alternative fuels have been our primary focus from the start. I’m looking to shake things up a bit.
I have a slew of ideas for new articles and video segments, but it’ll take some doing to make it happen. What do you want to see us cover in the new year?
- by Daniel Gray
December 22nd, 2012
- Gas Mileage: First and Foremost
- How High Will Gas Prices Climb This Time?
- Asking for Direction(s)
- How to Drive Without Gasoline
- MPGomatic’s Gas Mileage Guide
- Ford EcoBoost
- Jeep Wrangler Gas Mileage Improvement – SEMA (Part 2)