Fuel Economy

 
Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses the former to encourage the latter. Automotive supplier Bosch now has a "smart" gas pedal that uses haptic feedback to tell... read more

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Fuel gauge

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Euro Parliament Rebuffs Carmakers' Request To Exceed Emission Limits

A provision in proposed European Union emissions regulations that would have allowed carmakers to exceed emissions limits has been rebuffed by members of the European... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

For the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00... read more January 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Toyota Prius: Gas Mileage Review Of 50-MPG-Plus Hybrid

After spending four days and covering 440 miles with a new Toyota Prius, we can say that in our first real-world testing, the car delivers on its 50-mpg promise. We got daily... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
Indian traffic [Image: Flickr user Peter Eich]

Fuel Economy Improvements: Too Slow In Developed Countries, Minimal In Rest Of World

Several countries have policies in place demanding greater fuel economy or reduced carbon emissions from new cars, in the hopes of combating climate change. While the average... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Ram 1500

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Why You Should Pay Attention To 48-Volt 'Hybrids'

If certain suppliers have their way, not all future hybrids will have large battery packs, or the ability to drive only on electric power for appreciable distances. But they... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Most Fuel-Efficient Maker Does It Without Plugs Or Hybrids

The most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. doesn't sell a single hybrid car, let alone battery-electric cars or plug-in hybrids. In fact, it currently doesn't have any... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW's European Efficiency Issue: Only 'Slight Deviations' On 9 Cars

Volkswagen said two days ago that an issue involving potentially inaccurate reporting of carbon emissions in cars sold in Europe is "largely concluded." The problem--entirely... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
No spare tire

Downside Of Higher Gas Mileage: AAA Slams 'Disappearing' Spare Tires

As with any pursuit meant to enhance a single quality or area of performance, the drive toward greater fuel economy sometimes requires compromises in other areas. There's... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

U.S. emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar skipped the 2016 model year, but it will soon return with a handful of updates. Unveiled last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

Americans buy more pickup trucks than any other type of vehicle, so boosting their efficiency can have a significant impact on overall fuel consumption. And since... read more November 22, 2015 by


 

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