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36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

When thinking of fuel-efficient cars, the Jaguar XJ-S doesn't generally spring to mind. This luxury coupe initially launched with a V-12 engine was built for comfort and speed, not efficiency, at a time when the technology available to lower fuel consumption was much more limited compared to today... read more

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2014 Volvo S60L production in China

China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will 'Punish' Makers Who Don't Comply

Several countries are implementing stricter fuel-efficiency standards, but none appear to be enforcing them as strictly as China. Perhaps thinking U.S.-style fines were too... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

European Auto Industry Asks For Higher Carbon Emission Limits

In the interest of reducing carbon emissions to reduce climate change, regulators around the world are forcing carmakers to boost the fuel efficiency of their upcoming... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai And Kia Evaluate Offering Diesels For Fuel Economy In U.S. Cars

Hyundai and Kia sell hybrids, an electric car, and a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the U.S.--the latter two in limited numbers--but there's one green-car avenue the Korean... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation

Achates Closer To Production Of Radically Efficient Two-Stroke Truck Diesel

Suppose you could take an old engine concept discarded in the 1970s, add modern fuel metering and injection control hardware and software, and offer a compact powerplant that... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

One Million Chevrolet Spark Minicars Sold Globally Since 2009

It may be a small car, but the Chevrolet Spark has made a big impact globally. On sale in dozens of countries, the Spark is one of General Motors' most-globalized models, and... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. It's natural to... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., models like... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Subaru Impreza Updated, Fuel Economy Rises To 31 MPG Combined

We now have details on the updated 2015 Subaru Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, which get a slight bump in fuel economy as well as some styling and content changes. The... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

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... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Which States Have The Most Efficient Cars And Homes? Study Ranks Them

Both state governments and individual consumers are striving for increased energy efficiency, so it's natural to wonder how much progress is being made. WalletHub recently... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

2015 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Two-Seat Coupe: Unchanged For New Model Year

It's been an uncertain year for the Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid coupe. The CR-Z was discontinued in Europe back in February, leading to speculation that the slow-selling... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014

2015 Subaru Legacy Gas Mileage: We Test Both 2.5i And 3.6R

Subaru sales have surged over the last decade, taking the quirky Japanese brand from its Snow Belt niche into more and broader markets. This year, the redesigned 2015 Subaru... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
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