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The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--or about 42 mpg on their window stickers. So what's the next battleground over reducing emissions? It's... read more

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

EPA's Ford C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage: "Our Testing Not At Fault"

It's frustrating buying a car to find its gas mileage falls short of the official EPA ratings, and it's a frustration quite familiar to owners of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid... read more August 26, 2013 by


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy? The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. Gasoline and... read more August 19, 2013 by


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owners Get Cash As Ford Lowers MPG Rating

For Ford, it's all about "customer satisfaction"--a phrase it's repeated hundreds of times over the past nine months. During that time, it's grappled with the realization... read more August 16, 2013 by


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - group shot at Playa del Rey storage field

Senate Bill Boosts CAFE Ratings For Natural-Gas Vehicles With Gasoline Backup

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would amend Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules to encourage production of a new class of natural-gas vehicles with "reserve" gasoline tanks... read more July 31, 2013 by 6


 
Electric cars at charging stations and Tesla SuperCharger stations in Gilroy, CA [photo: Jack Brown]

Green Car Glossary: Vehicles, Drivetrains, Emissions, Fuels, Energy

As gasoline prices go up, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more common. Ever wonder what they all mean? Here's your chance to enter a veritable... read more June 25, 2013 by 24


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Real-World Gas Mileage Moving Away From EPA Ratings: Report

Your mileage may vary--but these days, it appears, your mileage may vary more than it used to. According to a new report, the gap between rated fuel efficiency and the... read more June 16, 2013 by 21


 
Opel Ampera dashboard

The Gas-Mileage Parasite You Can't Live Without? Air Conditioning

Name one car convenience feature you absolutely couldn't live without, and it'd probably be air conditioning. Whether you live in a hot or cold climate its cooling and... read more June 6, 2013 by 10


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Gaming The EPA Gas-Mileage Tests: How It Really Works

Every now and then, EPA gas-mileage ratings--and cars that notably fail to achieve them in real-world use--burst into public awareness. Hyundai and Kia had to agree to... read more June 4, 2013 by 10


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Should EPA Gas-Mileage Ratings Tests Change? What You Need To Know

Your mileage may vary. We've heard it for years, we all know it's true, and yet we put our trust in the EPA's fuel-efficiency ratings as a guide to what kind of gas mileage a... read more May 10, 2013 by 23


 
Bob Lutz

Gas-Mileage Rules To Add $3,000 Or More To Car Prices By 2025?

You most likely know by now that fuel efficiency is slated to double in new vehicles by 2025. What you may not know is how much that will cost you when you buy a new car in... read more April 19, 2013 by 28


 
Gina McCarthy, nominee for Environmental Protection Agency administrator

Nominee To Head EPA Had Key Role in 2025 Gas-Mileage Rules

It's long been known that Lisa Jackson, the current administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, would step down now that President Obama is in his second term... read more April 12, 2013 by 2


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Diesel Vs Small Turbo Gas Engines: Does Real-World MPG Matter?

As fuel efficiency standards tighten continuously between now and 2025, buyers will have more powertrain options to chose from. And many have suggested there's a battle... read more April 3, 2013 by 10


 
Gas Pump With Boot

EPA Moves To Cut Sulfur In Gasoline, Reducing Emissions Further

"Cleaner cars need cleaner fuels"--that's the message from a group of automakers in support of new EPA rules to clean up gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency will... read more March 29, 2013 by 4


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

U.S. Biofuels & Ethanol Mandate: More Vulnerable Than Ever Now?

Since 2007, U.S. fuel producers have been required by law to include more and more ethanol and other biofuels in their blends. Now, Pike Research suggests, the biofuels... read more March 13, 2013 by 12


 
ESB Sundancer experimental electric car, test drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct 1973 [Frank Lodge]

Electric Cars Of The Future...As Imagined In The 1970s

Cars of the future--especially those from the past--always exert a powerful pull on our imaginations. They range from the outlandish (no wheels) to the bizarre (extreme... read more March 8, 2013 by 1


 

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