Fuel Efficiency

 
Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in... read more

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Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

What White House faces if it tries to roll back fuel-economy standards

Donald Trump won the U.S. Electoral College and swept into the White House on a varied platform that included significant promises to cut regulation and reduce government... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
Elio E1A test vehicle, June 2016

Production for Elio 3-wheeler slides to 2018; is time running out?

Elio Motors continues to drag its feet regarding the start of production for its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg" vehicle, but it may now be running out of time. The company... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for February 2017

As we roll through the second month of 2017, it's once again time to take a look at the best deals on green cars. This month's batch of deals spans a wide array of models... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Subaru Impreza, La Jolla, California, Dec 2016

2017 Subaru Impreza: first drive of AWD compact sedan, hatch

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S. market, and has been for many years. The entirely redesigned 2017 Impreza rides... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Why aren't there more hybrid crossover utilities and SUVs?

It's one of the most frequent questions asked by shoppers interested in utility vehicles with better gas mileage: why aren't there more hybrid SUVs and crossovers? Following... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, simply making an engine smaller is a fairly direct way to get results. It's the approach that many automakers have taken in recent... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES 2015

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? (further updated)

Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
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Public supports fuel-economy regulations, including Trump voters

Regardless of political persuasion, there are some issues almost everyone can agree on. One of them, for example, is likely gas prices. It's hard to imagine anyone who enjoys... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

Continuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. But would a... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. Gasoline engines use spark plugs, while diesels simply... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA finalizes emission rules through 2025; no change from existing levels

Seven days before the advent of a new presidential administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has locked in planned auto-emission standards through 2025. The... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
New Ford GT

When the 'eco' in EcoBoost is so low that gas-guzzler taxes apply

Since Ford launched its line of downsized EcoBoost engines in 2009, the "eco" part of that name has often required an asterisk. That's because some owners have found that... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for January 2017

It's a new year, and that means a new crop of buyer deals on green cars. The 2017 model year is now well underway, but older 2016 versions of certain vehicles still sit on... read more January 11, 2017 by


 

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