Friday, November 30, 2007

Tom Tom, where can I take out a loan for gas?

While the government tried this a while back, it only made sense that an internet company could do it better. In addition to finding you the lowest gas prices, this new mapquest service has a built in a filter that tracks down stations with alternative fuels: biodiesel, E85, hydrogen, EV charging stations, CNG and more.

But don't be an idiot. Just because gas is 7 cents cheaper in Indiana doesn't mean it's more economical to go there. I can't count the number of time someone has gloated about getting a cheap tank, only to find out they drove 55 minutes out of their way to do their Expedition...with low tire pressure...doing rabbit jumps at stop lights...while texting on their cell phone about finding low gas prices.

The site just started yesterday so it might take a few to catch on, but I have a sneaking suspicion this will be the end-all for gas price websites.