Just in time for a 1,500 mile road trip tomorrow, AOL owned MapQuest has announced the launch of their new MapQuest Gas Price Finder which allows MapQuest users search for the cheapest prices for gas, diesel or alternative fuels.
Features include (from MapQuest PR department):
* Convenience and integration of MapQuest’s directions feature allows consumers to map out a route to the lowest-priced gas stations;
* Ability to pinpoint the most convenient gas stations located close to user by entering in an address, city, state and zip;
* Ability to zoom in and out on the map and pan around to see all gas station locations in a specified area;
* Ability to locate the type of fuel stations a consumer wants by fuel type and grade, such as Premium Gasoline or E85, and
* Ability to find convenient gas stations by brand and search for the most convenient gas stations up to a 50 mile radius.
“Convenience and integration of MapQuest’s directions feature allows consumers to map out a route to the lowest-priced gas stations”
Sorry MapQuest but I can’t find this anywhere, ideally, as a user and traveler, I’d like to see the ability to track gas prices along a set route.
For example, I’ll be driving from Annapolis, MD to Tampa, Florida tomorrow. It’s a long drive and I’m planning on having to stop for gas at least 3 times.
If I could plot my course and enter my vehicle’s gas mileage, the ideal MapQuest Gas Price Finder would identify exactly where I should stop along my course to assure the most efficient gasoline budget.
Throw in a tool like that MapQuest, and you’ll convert me from AskCity, Google Maps and Yahoo Maps… especially for road trips.
Update : Hoffman, MN has the lowest right now at $1.58 a gallon so Lee Odden better hop in his Chrysler 300 and jet on over for a fill up.