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GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

Most car buyers don't think a lot about transmissions. In the U.S., more than 9 out of 10 of them opt for an automatic, and that's that. But transmission technology turns out to be one of the major ways automakers are boosting gas mileage to meet tougher fuel-economy rules. And it appears GM is... read more

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2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

The weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn't quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
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Gas Mileage Remains First Priority For Buyers, JD Power Says

U.S. gas prices have now hit six-year lows, and many analysts believe that cheap gasoline will hurt sales of fuel-efficient cars. Paying less for gas removes much of the... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler CEO: Industry Can Meet MPG Targets, But They Should Be Delayed

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is not a man to mince words. While carmakers can meet fuel-economy requirements for 2025, he said last week... read more January 19, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

New Metric For Car Efficiency: Miles Per Dollar Spent On Energy?

It's downright confusing trying to calculate how much it costs to run green cars, whether it's a 50-mpg Toyota Prius or a highly efficient electric car like the 124-MPGe BMW... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
Johnson Controls 12-volt lithium titanate battery

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018

As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars. An increasing number of new cars are now being fitted with engine... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Ford Says Lightweight Aluminum For Trucks Only: No Cars Coming

While the list includes Audis Jaguars, Range Rovers, and Tesla Model S electric car, the number of aluminum-bodied production cars remains small. Now it appears it may very... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Adds HFE Model For Higher Fuel Efficiency Rating

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is currently the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on sale in the U.S., but Ram plans to improve on that performance. Well, it plans to... read more January 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind. Add in top safety ratings, and your... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine

Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast...

Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

California Goal: Cut Petroleum Use For Cars In Half By 2030

California already leads the nation in policies advocating zero-emission vehicles. It's home to more electric cars than any other state, and its environmental regulations are... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
'MPGe explained' video screencap

What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

Electric cars don't use "fuel" as such, but you'll still find fuel-economy ratings on their window stickers. Those MPGe figures have mystified many potential plug-in electric... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST  -  Driven, October 2014

Ford 'EcoBeast' Trademark: The Performance Side Of Green?

The drive to raise new-car fuel economy in the face of tightening global emissions standards has brought a glut of green brand names for fuel-saving technologies and... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Scores Well On Federal Crash Tests

The size and performance of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage may recall 1980s economy cars, but in one area, the new minicar is a clear improvement. The Mirage, introduced last... read more January 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. Part of the Fiat-led product... read more January 2, 2015 by 


 
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