U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator
November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving brings to mind images of roasted turkey, hours in front of the TV watching football, and parades with huge inflated balloons. But for many, Thanksgiving also means braving airports and roadways to visit family and friends.
This year, AAA forecasts 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend—making it one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. More than 90% of holiday travelers this year will be packing up the car and cruising on the highway. If you are one of the millions of people hitting the open road for the long holiday weekend—or any time of year for that matter—be sure to check out fueleconomy.gov's newest tool to save time and money on your trip.
A one-stop shop for any road trip, My Trip Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan your route, pick your car, and estimate your fuel costs. To get started with the trip calculator, enter your start and final destinations for turn-by-turn directions, a trip map, and estimated driving time. If you were hoping to take a more scenic route, just drag and drop additional pinpoints on the map to modify your directions. For the complete story, see the Energy Blog.