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Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-stop systems have finally started to arrive on U.S. new cars in noticeable numbers. The systems, which simply turn off a car's engine when it's sitting stationary and then switch it back on as the driver's foot starts to lift off the brake, are now fitted to 7 percent of new cars sold in the... read more

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2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout

How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE... read more June 21, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

Unlike other compact cars, the gas-mileage story for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is simple. There's a single engine, a choice of two transmissions--six-speed automatic or... read more June 3, 2011 by  0


 
Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

How Much Gasoline Can You Save With A Hybrid Or Plug-In Car?

As of the middle of April, gasoline is approaching $4.00 per gallon across the United States and oil is surging past $110 per barrel. More and more energy observers are... read more April 19, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Slow U.S. Adoption of Start-Stop Systems: The Real Reasons

Sometimes even well-informed industry analysts get it wrong. Or miss the forest for the trees. A recent posting by Pike Research, entlted "Europe Leads, U.S. Lags In... read more November 22, 2010 by  5


 
gas pump

Math Is Hard: MPG Still Stupid, National Research Council Agrees

More than a year ago, we wrote an article pointing out the flaws in the U.S. practice of measuring a car's gasoline use with the familiar miles-per-gallon (MPG) measure. Now... read more July 7, 2010 by  8


 
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