Most people talk about a cars fuel performance in terms of miles per gallon (MPG) or how many miles they can squeak out of a gallon of gas. When I was a kid, this wasn’t something really thought that much about, but these days, with fuel prices rising and the environment suffering, MPG is often right at the forefront of a car buyers decision making.
If you are in need of a new car, I think MPG is something you should be considering as you want to get the most out of every gallon of gas you need to use. But there is another acronym that is rarely, if ever, spoken about (perhaps because I may have come up with it with a friend) and that’s TGB, or total gallons burned.
You see, it’s important to get as many miles as you can on each tank of gas, but that’s only the small part of the picture, because you are still burning, depleting, and relying on fossil fuels. So what’s really important is the bigger picture and how many gallons (or liters if you live across the pond) you end up burning over all, or your TGB.
Let’s say John has a Prius and Bob has an old Subaru. John averages 50 MPG (he’s type A about how he drives) and Bob averages about 25 MPG. In the cocktail circles of Hollywood (where I live and work), it would seem that John has stepped up and made the commitment to care about the environment by investing in new technology that will reduce his reliance on fossil fuels. And if that’s all the info we’re going to consider, that would be a correct assumption.