Fuel Economy

 
U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a record high number of miles driven this year. U.S. drivers covered 261.7 billion miles in March, according to the U.S. Department... read more

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2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Why BMW Boosting Its V-8 Twin-Turbo's Fuel Efficiency Kills Batteries

Modern cars are asked to excel at many things, some of which are at cross purposes. The buying public demands vehicles that are sporty and luxurious, but regulations require... read more May 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

Sport-utility vehicles are all about hauling stuff, so collecting a set of 40-year-old wheels seemed like the perfect road test for the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
Fuel gauge

New Vehicle Fuel-Economy Fell In April, Likely Due To SUV Sales

The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. declined last month, although it remains high overall. Average window-sticker fuel economy for... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Brand Perception More Negative In Social Media: Analysis

The Toyota Prius will go down in history as a truly ground-breaking vehicle, both the first and the highest-production hybrid vehicle built to date. It's also the sole... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Club

2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. The Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27... read more April 27, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben Rich and electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney

Chevy Volt Vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV: This Volt Uses Less Gas Than Electric Car, Data Shows

When I traded in my 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for a 2014 Chevrolet Volt, I wrote an article with the bold prediction that I would now use less gasoline even though... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

Shell Eco Marathon: Why Odd Cars Built By Students Matter

Many of the cars are more like enclosed bicycles, and virtually none of them could operate on public roads or highways. But the Shell Eco-Marathon offers some useful lessons... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf with roof rack fitted

Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don't always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
Gordon Murray

Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says

Famed car designer Gordon Murray will team up with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell to develop a concept for "an ultra-compact, efficient car... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

The Challenges Paul Elio Faces To Launch A Three-Wheel, 84-MPG, $6,800 Car

Startup Elio Motors, which needs $230 million to begin production of its radical lightweight, two-seat, three-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle, is still about $165 million... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

Sometimes in negotiations, it's best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 

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