Fuel Economy

 
Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it sometimes isn't that simple. On the one hand, Americans are driving more. On the other, they are using less fuel while doing it... read more

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Ford's 5-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Should Safer Cars Get Credit For More MPG? Automaker Trade Group Says Yes

As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Goodyear concept tires

Goodyear Shows Concept Tire That Generates Electricity From Motion

It's common for automakers to preview new styling or technology elements with concept cars, but now tire companies are doing the same with their wares. Concept tires may not... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Six-Month Update: Great MPG, Great Fun

It happens so quickly: They learn to crawl, and then walk, and before you know it, you're helping them do their first oil change in their first new car. A little more than... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Future Buyers Of Gen Z Prefer Cars To Trucks; Fuel Economy Is Key

Last year saw a significant increase in the sales of SUVs and crossover utilities, but the next generation of car buyers may be on the verge of reversing that trend. While... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fumes: Technical Service Bulletin For 4x2 Trucks: UPDATE

With the highest rated fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been a smash hit for Fiat Chrysler's truck brand. But now the company has... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Continental eHorizon cloud-to-car system

Continental 'Cloud-To-Car' Navigation Boosts Fuel Efficiency By 3 Percent

Carmakers are working to optimize virtually ever part of new models for fuel efficiency. Soon, that may even include the navigation system. German automotive supplier... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda Diesel Still On Tap, But Performance Must Be Suitable, Exec Says

More than two years after it was first announced, Mazda's SkyActiv-D diesel engine still hasn't made it to the U.S.--and it doesn't appear that will change in the near... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. Environmental... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Macan undergoes final testing

EU To Toughen Emission Testing, Replicate 'Real-World' Driving

Europe is set to adopt tougher emissions standards intended to produce results closer to what cars achieve in real-world driving. And despite strong efforts by carmakers to... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Reports On 'Greenest' + 'Meanest' Vehicle Environmental Impacts

When it comes to measuring a car's environmental impact, there's more to consider than just fuel economy. Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 

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