2022 Fuel Economy Guide

2022 Tax Incentives

When you purchase a qualifying electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2021-2022, you may be eligible for a federal income tax credit that begins to phase out for each manufacturer selling more than 200,000 qualifying vehicles.


You can visit fueleconomy.gov for more information on qualifying models' credit amounts and phase-out dates.



How to Improve Your Fuel Economy?


·         Servicing your vehicle that is noticeably out of tune can improve your gas mileage by about 4%.

·         Purchasing and using the recommended motor oil can improve your fuel economy by 1%-2% if you've used the wrong motor grade before.

·         Keep your vehicle's tires aligned and balanced constantly.

·         Choose to replace a clogged air filter to improve gas mileage on older cars with carbureted engines.

·         Keeping your tires inflated to the recommended pressure can improve fuel economy by 0.6%.


Annual Fuel Cost Range for Vehicles Classes


An average household can spend about one-fifth of its total family spending on transportation, making it the second most expensive category after housing. You can save as much as $1,000 or more in fuel costs each year by choosing the most fuel-efficient vehicle in a particular class and adding up to thousands of dollars over a vehicle's lifetime.

Fuel-efficient cars come in all shapes and sizes, so you may not need to sacrifice utility or size. The find and Compare Cars tool at www.fueleconomy.gov features an annual fuel cost calculator that allows you to insert your local gasoline prices and typical driving conditions to obtain more accurate fuel cost information for your vehicle.


Regular 87 octane is the recommended fuel for most gasoline vehicles. Using higher-octane gasoline than recommended by the owner's manual does not improve fuel efficiency performance under normal conditions.


Most Efficient Vehicles


Some of the most efficient vehicles include Hybrid vehicles, a Stop-Start system, Aerodynamic vehicles, and lighter vehicles.


Hybrid Vehicles


Hybrid vehicles feature internal combustion engines with an electric motor and can significantly improve fuel economy. Hybrid cars are propelled by an internal combustion engine, just like conventional vehicles. However, they also use regenerative braking to convert energy usually wasted during coasting and braking into electricity.


While the electric motor assists the engine when accelerating or hill climbing and at low speeds, where internal combustion engines are least efficient. Fuel efficiency can vary significantly among different hybrid models due to the battery and electric motor size. Hybrid vehicles with larger batteries and electric motors can store more electricity and provide more power to assist the gasoline engine.


Stop-Start Systems

Stop-start systems save fuel by turning off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and automatically starting it back up when you step on the accelerator. Stop-start can improve fuel economy by up to 5% and provides the most significant benefit in conditions where the engine would otherwise be idling, such as stop-and-go city driving. These systems are available on all hybrids and hundreds of conventional vehicle models.


Contact Us


Contact us at Rochester Hills, your BMW dealership near me, to learn more about improving your vehicle's Fuel Economy for Hybrid, EV, BEV, and All-Electric vehicles. If you are interested in 2022 BMW models, consider viewing our new inventory of the latest BMW models.