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New Fuel Economy Label Highlights Electric Cars, Plug-Ins

New Fuel Economy Label Highlights Electric Cars, Plug-Ins

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation have unveiled their updated fuel economy labels. There's some new information aimed squarely to inform consumers looking to buy a hybrid vehicle, plug-in hybrid, or electric car. First and foremost are the MPG or MPGe ratings... read more

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Sample used-car window sticker showing gas mileage, for a 2000 Honda Insight

Feds To Mandate Up To 62 MPG By 2025; What Does It Mean For You?

Two days ago, the NHTSA said that it would require annual gas-mileage improvements of somewhere between 2 and 7 percent each year between 2017 and 2025. Corporate average... read more May 12, 2011 by  28


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Honda Civic HF at New York Auto Show, April 2011

2012 Honda Civic HF 41-MPG Model: Video Tour, NY Auto Show

Of the five separate 2012 Honda Civic models featured at last month's New York Auto Show, the Civic HF sedan is probably the most affordable tradeoff between gas mileage and... read more May 6, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Nissan Versa sedan launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011

Tell Us: Is 40 MPG Highway Irrelevant, Or Crucial To Save Gas?

If you've been paying any attention at all, you'll see new-car ads touting the magical "40 mpg highway" number in big print. You'll see a whole lot of car ads, in fact, for... read more April 28, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Gas Mileage Champs: 10 Cars That Get 40 MPG Highway Or More

A couple years ago, the EPA announced the first changes in its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in more than a decade. Automakers were asked to increase the... read more April 26, 2011 by  4


 
2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

EPA Changes Its Rules To Make Alt-Fuel Conversions Easier

The EPA has announced changes in the way it certifies systems that convert vehicles to run on alternate fuels, including natural gas, propane, alcohol, and electricity. The... read more April 12, 2011 by 


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

Taking Advantage Of Your IRS Mileage: Hybrid Cars Can Help

This week is the heart of tax time. If you're like many other taxpayers or a small businessperson, right about now you're looking up the 2010 mileage rate that the IRS lets... read more April 11, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Ford Focus

2011 New York Auto Show: High-Mileage Compact Car Wars Heat Up

We're barreling toward the 2011 New York Auto Show, where media days kick off in two weeks. While concept cars like the Lexus LF-Gh luxury hybrid sports sedan will get lots... read more April 7, 2011 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Sedan

2012 Honda Civic: What Do You Want To Know About The Redesign?

The Honda Civic is one of the best-known and best-selling compact cars in the U.S. market. And it's just been entirely redesigned. For all the details, you'll have to wait... read more April 4, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Mazda Mazda2 at the 2010 New York Auto Show

VIDEO: How New Cars Are Designed To Get Better Fuel Economy

What are the tricks that car designers and engineers use to squeeze out those last few miles per gallon in your next new car--regardless of what size it is? In our continuing... read more March 28, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

VIDEO: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, High Gas-Mileage Features

With gas prices top of mind for many drivers, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model seems perfectly timed. The model with a six-speed manual gearbox is EPA-rated at 28 mpg city... read more March 25, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

FIRST DRIVE: 2012 Buick Lacrosse 37-MPG eAssist Prototype

To date, Buick and "fuel economy" haven't often been used in the same sentence. But the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the brand's largest surviving car, will offer one engine option... read more March 24, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

VIDEO: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, Two-Minute Drive Review

The EPA rates the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco at 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, when it's fitted with the six-speed manual transmission. But can the Cruze Eco really reach beyond... read more March 21, 2011 by  7


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

U.S. Gas Is Too Dirty For Our Best Engines, Mercedes-Benz Says

We rarely think about what's in our gasoline when we fill the tank, but carmakers have to. Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine in its... read more March 18, 2011 by  3


 
Sample used-car window sticker showing gas mileage, for a 2000 Honda Insight

Selling A Used Car? Put A Gas-Mileage Sticker In The Window!

For every new vehicle that gets sold in the United States, four used cars change hands. Those new cars have nice, big window stickers showing their EPA-rated gas mileage... read more March 16, 2011 by  2


 
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