The number of gallons of gas used to power a car for 1,000 miles depends entirely on the fuel economy of the car.

For example, if a car only gets 20 miles to each gallon: 1,000 miles/20mpg = 50 gallons.

However, if the car were to get 50 miles to the gallon: 1,000 miles/50mpg = 20 gallons.

You can figure this out for your car by looking up the average miles per gallon your car gets, and then dividing that into 1,000; the result will be how many gallons are needed.

Although it doesn't consume gas, the new *Honda Fit EV* set a record for MPG; according to the EPA the 2013 all-electric Fit achieves an equivalent of 118 miles to the gallon.

That means that if it *did* use gasoline it would need less than 8.5 gallons of gasoline to travel 1,000 miles!