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Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While major strides in fuel economy have been made over the past five years, the complex engine technologies and other... read more

September 14, 2017 by -
 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel pricing to start just above $31,000

Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

Some crossover SUVs get easier fuel-economy rules, others don't

What's a truck? If you tell your average suburban family that they're hauling their kids to school and sports practices in a truck, many will push back. "It's an SUV," you'll... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

What's the lowest acceptable gas mileage for a compact SUV? Poll results

We've driven a lot of compact crossover utility vehicles in recent months. It's a hot category in the new-car market, with all light trucks getting better fuel economy than... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius One: stripped-down hybrid added at lower price

It hasn't been the greatest of years for the Toyota Prius hybrid, the Japanese carmaker's flagship product. The fourth generation hybrid hatchback debuted as a 2016 model... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

Oh, those crafty Germans. Just a few days after the week-long media launch of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Volkswagen has quietly one-upped the Ioniq Electric's 124-mile... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Following... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery... read more January 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid's tenure as the most energy-efficient car on sale in the U.S. turned out to be short. The Toyota recently took the title of most... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf S quietly gets 30-kwh battery upgrade, higher price

For 2016, the model year just ending, the Nissan Leaf electric car got a larger-capacity battery for all but its lowest trim level. The Leaf SV and SL models this year have... read more October 11, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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