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Audi SQ7 SUV Confirmed To Get Electric Turbocharger In 2016: UPDATE

Audi SQ7 SUV Confirmed To Get Electric Turbocharger In 2016: UPDATE

Efficiency-minded carmakers are turning to turbocharging in droves, but Audi may be about to do them one better. The German automaker will put an electric turbocharger into production, and now it has revealed more about its plans for that technology. According to a new report from Autocar, electric... read more

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Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test

2016 Smart Fortwo Faces Mercedes S-Class In Crash Test: Video

Reassuring people that its tiny Fortwo city car is safe must be a constant struggle for Daimler's Smart brand. In Europe, where the diminutive cars roam around streets barely... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: More Details Announced

BMWs are big, aggressive gas-guzzlers, right? Not so much, in recent months. The BMW i3 electric car is already finding fans, as is the plug-in hybrid i8. And while the new... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

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... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM Full-Size SUVs To Get Diesel Engine Option For Fuel Efficiency?: UPDATE

With stricter global emissions standards taking effect, carmakers are looking to improve the efficiency of their entire fleets, including the biggest gas guzzlers. Diesel... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda 2 (Japanese model)

2016 Mazda 2 Revealed: First Details And Images

Mazda has revealed the first official pictures and details of the new Mazda2 subcompact. Unsurprisingly, it bears striking resemblance to the Hazumi concept launched at the... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour (European models), global launch, Berlin, July 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo And ForFour: World Debut Live Photos

Daimler will be hoping that third time is the charm with the new third-generation 2016 Smart Fortwo and its four-seat counterpart. The all-new models have now been revealed... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013

EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to the Wall Street Journal... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

As automakers seek to improve fuel economy across their entire lineups, diesel engines are beginning to trickle down from heavy-duty, full-size pickup trucks to lighter-duty... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter

Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy--But Not Gas Prices

Whether you call them fuel-economy standards or carbon-emission limits, new vehicles sold in North America, Europe, China, and elsewhere are subject to regulations that will... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
New Smart Fortwo and Forfour preview video

Next-Generation Smart Fortwo, Forfour Previewed In Official Video

Daimler's Smart brand has spent the last few years releasing concepts that preview the look of its next-generation city car, but the car itself has remained frustratingly... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic HF  -  Driven

Five Compact Cars With The Best Gas Mileage

If you're in the market for a new compact car and want to improve your gas mileage, what do you buy? You could opt for the latest hybrid or diesel models, or even an electric... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

BP: 53.3 Years Of Oil Left At Current Production Rate

"Nobody knows or can know how much oil exists under the earth's surface or how much it will be possible to produce in the future." That's how BP starts its website page... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Calle de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain (photo by Antonio García Rodríguez)

Gas-Guzzlers Now Pay More To Park In Madrid

European cities aren't always that easy to navigate when you're in a car. They twist and turn through narrow, busy streets constrained by the topography and architecture... read more July 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Factory (Image: Flickr user Paul Falardeau, used under CC License)

Will Your Car One Day Capture All Its Carbon Emissions?

Producing carbon dioxide is an unavoidable part of burning fuel in cars. The problem with this of course is that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. And the more cars there... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
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