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Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company. The redesigned version of Ford's best-selling model promises to be more fuel-efficient, but many analysts have asked about aluminum's cost, durability, and ease of repair. Yet a new study claims that... read more

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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy. The Michigan automaker, now... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Next Audi Q7 To Launch Electric Turbocharger For Better Fuel Economy

Electric motors can improve the fuel efficiency of a car--even if they're not driving the wheels. Using electric power to run accessories like power steering lets engineers... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Scrapped cars. Photo by Flickr user Edward Blake.

U.S. Car Population Surges As Sales Soar, While Scrappage Falls

As new, more-efficient cars become available, older models must eventually be taken off the road for a genuine reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to occur. Yet while U.S... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions

The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon Reviewed

Lots of people want practical vehicles to haul families and their goods around, and increasingly small and fuel-efficient diesel engines are an option--albeit often an... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes, VW Fuel Economy Tested: UPDATED

You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future. The most... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

If you're reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission. So do around 95 percent of other new vehicles on the... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013

Hyundai-Kia Topples Honda For UCS 'Greenest Automaker' Title

Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
TOTI bamboo ECO2 8-passenger taxi in Tabontabon, Philippines

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. Bamboo could be the next... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Gets Start-Stop, But Hybrid 'Eco' Gone

New information on updates for 2015 to the Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan range note that a start-stop system will be fitted to the four-cylinder model as standard... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Huge Push For Turbo Four-Cylinder On The Way

One of the most talked-about features of the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang is an optional turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. It's not the first... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
China

China Push For Lower Emissions: Smaller, More Efficient Engines, Mild Hybrids

China may be the world's largest car market, but increased air pollution has created a public backlash against the automobile. It's also spurring the government to take... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Three-Cylinder: Manual Gearbox Only

Sales of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder version of the 2015 Ford Focus compact are likely to be dwarfed by those of the more powerful and familiar 2.0-liter 1.6-liter four... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
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