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EPA Changes Its Rules To Make Alt-Fuel Conversions Easier

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 agency found that it makes sense to treat vehicles differently depending on their ages. The tampering provisions of clean-air... read more

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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


 
Gas pump

Pay Attention This Summer When You Gas Up: It Might Be E15

While the legal status of E15 gasoline is in doubt, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with plans for it to roll out before this summer's driving season... read more March 15, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

2011 Chevy Cruze Eco Gas Mileage: We Get 34 MPG--Which Is Fine

With political uncertainty in oil-producing states, and the rising gas prices that brings, you can expect to see a lot more headlines saying "40 MPG!" We just did a quick... read more March 8, 2011 by  19


 
2012 Ford Focus

Who's Your Gas Buddy? 16 Cars With 40-MPG Gas Mileage On Sale Now

Gas prices got you all nervous? Figuring the days of cheap gas are over? Thinking about a new car with much better gas mileage? Well, just because the EPA rates a specific... read more February 25, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Hundai Sonata Hybrid, La Jolla, California, October 2010

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delay: Deciding To Make It Make Noise, Always

Hyundai is no friend to cheating spouses, that's for sure. Of course, neither is Congress (despite the recent Craigslist antics of former Representative Chris Lee). But... read more February 23, 2011 by  8


 
2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda Civic HF Joins The 40-MPG-Plus Parade, Hybrid Too

You may have seen it on a t-shirt: "40 is the new 30." But you may not have realized it applies to miles-per-gallon just as much as age. While cars with EPA ratings of 30 mpg... read more February 22, 2011 by  3


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

House Vote Blocks Gas With E15 Ethanol; Will Senate Follow?

The latest episode in the long-running drama over whether U.S. drivers will be offered gasoline with more ethanol in it came very early Saturday morning. The House of... read more February 22, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Helpful GM Propaganda: How 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco Raises MPGs

The word "propaganda" can mean many things to many people. Today, we're using it in the sense of "a form of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community,"... read more February 7, 2011 by  8


 
2012 Infiniti M Hybrid, at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid With 350 HP Rated At 32 MPG Highway

Think "hybrid" and what comes to mind? Small or midsize, sometimes odd-driving Toyotas? There's now actually a raft of low-volume hybrid luxury and sports sedans from such... read more February 7, 2011 by  5


 
Proposed design (2 of 2) for gas mileage and emissions impact of new vehicle, U.S. EPA, August 2010

EPA Sticks To Its Guns, Still Considering Letter Grades For Cars

Despite criticism from the auto industry, it looks like the EPA may be sticking to its guns and planning to launch new redesigned gas-mileage stickers for new cars that... read more January 31, 2011 by  4


 
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