Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Data collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. In August--the most recent month... read more

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2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning... read more August 31, 2015 by 

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Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

With a midterm review coming up to look at progress on meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations so far, you can expect some gloom and doom from automakers. Still... read more August 14, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Mandates: Can't Meet 'Em, Makers Say, While Buyers 'Shrug' At Efficiency

With the approaching midterm review of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules coming up in the next two years, automakers and advocates are positioning themselves to lobby... read more August 10, 2015 by 

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Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by 

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to... read more April 29, 2015 by 

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard... read more April 14, 2015 by 

EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

Sometimes in negotiations, it's best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than... read more April 7, 2015 by 

DeltaWing four-seater road car concept

DeltaWing Road Car: 57 MPG Combined, Four Seats, No Electric Motor

The idea of an all-electric Nissan BladeGlider sports car now seems to be somewhere between delayed and defunct, but the narrow-front delta-wing shape continues to intrigue... read more March 24, 2015 by 

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Gas Mileage Rules For 2025 Could Be Lowered If Buyers Stick With SUVs

Thus far, automakers appear to have had little trouble meeting the corporate average fuel economy rules that started for 2012 vehicle and will rise steadily through 2025. The... read more March 19, 2015 by 

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Should Safer Cars Get Credit For More MPG? Automaker Trade Group Says Yes

As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking... read more March 11, 2015 by 

Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler CEO: Industry Can Meet MPG Targets, But They Should Be Delayed

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is not a man to mince words. While carmakers can meet fuel-economy requirements for 2025, he said last week... read more January 19, 2015 by 

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Fuel-Economy Rules Likely To Stay Put Through Midterm Review: Consensus

Gas prices have fallen 40 percent in a year. Sales of SUVs and crossover utility vehicles are up, while hybrid sales are flat or falling. And a midterm review is coming up... read more December 29, 2014 by 

2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford On Track To Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Rules, CEO Says

Meeting U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was expected to be tough work for carmakers, but so far Ford doesn't seem worried. The carmaker is on track to... read more December 17, 2014 by 

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Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by 


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