Fuel Efficiency

 
Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For February 2016

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For February 2016

The U.S. Presidents' Day holiday typically brings sales on all sorts of things, including cars. And carmakers have a whole new round of incentives for February, including some designed to get consumers into showrooms over the three-day holiday weekend. That includes quite a few discounts on hybrids... read more

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2015 Renault Talisman

EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bosch active gas pedal

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... read more February 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

Toyota Kills Off Scion 'Youth Brand' Focused On Small Cars

After nearly 13 years, Toyota's Scion "youth brand" is dead. Conceived as an entry-level nameplate to slot below the main Toyota brand, and focused on small cars, Scion will... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

When it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150 Limited

Ford F-150 Diesel May Beat Ram EcoDiesel For Fuel Efficiency: Report

The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal may have damaged diesel's reputation, but several carmakers are moving ahead regardless with plans to offer more diesel powertrains... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well Before Wrangler Hybrid

Of necessity, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have a greater focus on fuel efficiency than any previous version. To meet stricter emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough. The company recently secured... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Stanford Solar Car 2015 by Flickr user SUSolarCar (Used under CC License)

Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

Every two years, students from around the world converge on Australia to race solar cars across the continent. In the World Solar Challenge (WSC), they compete to see which... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Hybrid Airplane Engine? NASA Says It's Making Progress On One

Aircraft aren't subject to the same strict fuel-efficiency standards as cars, but they're still responsible for large amounts of carbon emissions. According to one recent... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
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


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

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a "crowdfunding"... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 5, 2016 by


 

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