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Fuel economy en Espanol

October 23, 2009 |  3:30 pm

The feds are setting up a Spanish-language version of their popular fuelconomy.gov website, which provides official government data on fuel economy and tailpipe emissions for thousands of vehicles.

Let's Save Gas The site, www.ahorremosgasolina.org (“Let’s save gas”), currently provides only a condensed rendering of the government’s key fuel economy data, which covers every car and light truck sold in the United States dating back to the 1884 model year. It also has a Spanish translation of the English-language site’s “Gas Mileage Tips” section.

More pages of the site will be translated into Spanish in the near future, according to a spokesman for the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which maintains the site in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency.

As it is currently set up, typing in the Spanish-language URL will take you to fueleconomy.gov. There is a link on the right side of the home page that takes you to the Spanish-language version. Oak Ridge is still trying to decide whether to configure the URL so that it would take a user directly to the Spanish-language site.

Fueleconomy.gov has proved popular with the public. It gets more than 100,000 visitors a day -- not bad for a site that isn’t selling books or music downloads.

-- Martin Zimmerman

Image: A Spanish-language page from Ahorremosgasolina.org with tips on saving gas. Credit: Department of Energy

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