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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state's market. And its final EPA range and efficiency ratings may drive buyers in other states to demand that they get the chance to buy it too. Given the apparent desire for... read more

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2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions

It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013

EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to the Wall Street Journal... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car: 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric car hasn't quite reached dealerships yet--several are telling customers it could be next week--and its EPA ratings for range and... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions

The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013

Hyundai-Kia Topples Honda For UCS 'Greenest Automaker' Title

Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3 REx Window Sticker Revealed, 39 MPG On Gasoline: BREAKING

Yesterday we reported on the delay getting range-extended versions of BMW's 2014 i3 electric car to the market, pending the confirmation and fitment of their EPA-approved... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

2014 Chevrolet Spark With CVT: Gas Mileage Review

We're fond of the Chevrolet Spark minicar; it's by far the best-executed of the several smaller-than-subcompact cars sold today. But our fondness had been limited to the... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Dodge Dart

2014 Dodge Dart Dumps Dual-Clutch Automatic, Except On Aero Model

The Dodge Dart compact sedan launched as a 2013 model hasn't sold as well as hoped. One thing that hurt its debut was the unfamiliar feel of its dual-clutch automatic gear... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn't match the numbers on the window sticker. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Why European Gas-Mileage Ratings Are So High--And Often Wrong

We're often asked why cars sold in Europe seem to be so much more efficient than those on sale in the U.S. Typically, it's accompanied by the mention of some supposedly... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
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