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Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of transportation. More fuel-efficient gasoline cars help lower greenhouse-emissions, but are they also lowering the sales of plug-ins... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions

It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

2016 Mazda Miata: Sexy New Roadster Highlights Low Sales Of Two-Seat Cars

The Mazda MX-5, formerly Miata, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest-selling two-seater sports car in history. More than 940,000 MX-5s have been made since 1989, and... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014

2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Gas Mileage: 20 Or 21 MPG Combined For V-6

General Motors has released the first fuel-economy information for its new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. So far, however, it includes EPA... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

2015 Buick Envision Compact Crossover Unveiled In China

General Motors unveiled its new 2015 Buick Envision at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China on Monday, giving us an advance look at a premium compact crossover likely to be... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Priced, MPG Remains The Same

Toyota has announced pricing and specification details for the 2015 Toyota Camry and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Available in LE, SE and XLE grades, the 2015 Camry Hybrid starts at... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Clean-Air Initiative: Cash In A Clunker, Buy An Electric Car

California has been a world pioneer for decades in reducing vehicle emissions, including its 20-year effort to get significant numbers of zero-emission vehicles on the roads... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Show 117 MPG Concept At Paris Auto Show To Hit French Target

Europe's CO2-based taxation system means consumers already have access to a wide range of highly efficient vehicles. There are stricter targets on the horizon however, and... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE aluminum construction

Main Path To Better Fuel Efficiency: Lighter Vehicles, Say Automakers

There are many routes to improving fuel efficiency in modern cars, but one route in particular seems to be resonating with automakers, automotive engineers and designers... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford EcoBoost High-Efficiency Turbo Engines: Ultimate Guide

If you've spent any time looking at Fords recently, one word won't have escaped your attention: EcoBoost. EcoBoost is Ford-speak for a downsized, turbocharged gasoline engine... read more August 26, 2014 by 


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

A Brief History Of Three-Wheeled Cars

What do the Elio, Aptera, Toyota i-Road concept and the spectacularly awful Zap Xebra have in common? They--and many more small-volume economical vehicles and concepts... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
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