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

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 overnight road test of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco with the six-speed manual transmission, which the EPA rates at 28 mpg city and... read more

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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


 
2012 Fiat 500

EPA Rates 2012 Fiat 500 Fuel Economy: Not 40 MPG, But Close

With the first few Fiat 500 minicars now landing in Chrysler dealerships this month and next, the small car's fuel efficiency is clearly one of the main questions buyers will... read more January 28, 2011 by  1


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

California, EPA, DoT Make Nice On Timing Of Higher MPG Rules

Three government agencies agree to "coordinate" their actions and announce "a single timeframe" for proposing new rules. This signals "continued collaboration" among the... read more January 25, 2011 by  1


 
Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne & EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announce hydraulic-hybrid program

How Chrysler's Hydraulic Hybrid Works: Energy From Pressure

Chrysler has come out of hibernation with a bang, as far as green and more fuel-efficient vehicles are concerned. The company announced Wednesday that it would partner with... read more January 24, 2011 by  27


 
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EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars... read more January 21, 2011 by  1


 
Chrysler headquarters

Chrysler And EPA Set To Announce New Drivetrain Research Project

With all the hoopla surrounding this week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, we’re quite surprised to learn that Chrysler has yet another major announcement to make, this... read more January 14, 2011 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Prius ad comparing its emissions to those of a sheep (cropped)

Toyota Prius Ad We'll Never See: Animals Worse Than Hybrids

Some of the first emissions regulations in the world came about because of the way the Los Angeles Basin is shaped. Reports of smog in southern California started with the... read more January 5, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt EPA sticker

Video: 2011 Chevrolet Volt EPA Gas Mileage Explained

If the idea of measuring the efficiency of an electric car, which burns no gasoline, in miles per gallon still irks you, spare a thought for our green car expert John... read more January 5, 2011 by  0


 
Traffic light

Ford Will Be First Major Carmaker To Offer Start-Stop In U.S.

Start-stop systems, which shut off car engines when the vehicle comes to a stop, have been offered in Europe for several years. But until now, no automaker other than Porsche... read more December 28, 2010 by  2


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Automakers Sue To Stop E15 Gasoline Over Fears It Harms Cars

Every major automaker selling cars in the U.S. has signed onto a lawsuit filed Monday aimed at halting the rollout of E15 gasoline, which has a higher proportion of ethanol... read more December 22, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Honda Fit Sport

40-MPG Cars Are Better Than Ever; Too Bad They're Not Selling

Today's small cars are better than they've ever been, even if few of them are among the EPA's all-time gas mileage champs. And spurred by tighter fuel-economy laws, 40 miles... read more December 9, 2010 by  40


 
1997 Geo Metro

Why Are Few Of Today's Cars Among The Most Fuel-Efficient Ever?

Every now and then, readers write to grumble about new cars and their gas mileage. The gist is usually something like this: You wrote that the new 2011 [Make & Model]... read more December 8, 2010 by  24


 
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