From 18 mpg to 38 mpg: not as easy as you think

Ken Medlock, one of our guest bloggers on the Baker Institute’s Energy Boost blog writes today about a recent car trip following his switch from an SUV to a smaller, more fuel-efficient model.

While many Americans have at least been contemplating similar changes with regard to their vehicles, it is not a decision we take lightly. For many people, a motor vehicle is their second largest capital expense. As such, we do not simply trade in our cars for higher efficiency when gasoline prices rise.