According to a new study from personal finance website WalletHub.com, Florida is the most energy efficient state when it comes to cars.
The study, conducted in light of National Energy Awareness Month, compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Climatic Data Center, the Energy Information Administration and the Federal Highway Administration to determine the "car-related energy efficiency for each of 48 states," according to reports by Matt Mauney, orlandosentinel.com.
Due to data limitations, Alaska, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia were excluded due to a limited amount of data. According to Mauney, the rankings were determined by comparing the annual vehicle miles driven in each state with the amount of gasoline (in gallons) consumed. Southeastern states lead the U.S. in this category, with Florida in the number one spot, followed by North Carolina and Alabama. However, in other energy efficiency departments, Florida doesn't do so hot. The Sunshine State is ranked 17th for overall energy efficiency, 37th for home energy efficiency, and 27 out of 48 for least energy expensive states.