Fuel Efficiency

 
Ford Applies Cylinder Deactivation Even To 3-Cylinder Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Ford Applies Cylinder Deactivation Even To 3-Cylinder Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Cylinder deactivation can help boost the fuel economy of a car or truck by shutting down some of its engine's cylinders under light loads. But what happens when engineers try to add that feature to an engine that doesn't have that many cylinders to start with? The turbocharged Ford 1.0-liter... read more

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2016 MINI Clubman

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Grows Up Into More Maxi Wagon With Six Doors

BMW has turned the modern MINI into quite a franchise, with the previous generation comprising eight distinct body styles in total. The current-generation MINI lineup is... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Strong-Selling 40-MPG Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Sedan Model

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected sales success for the Japanese carmaker, which has struggled in the U.S. market. While sales of other subcompact cars... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

When it comes to fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings printed on window stickers are the holy writ for U.S. new-car buyers. But those ratings come... read more June 24, 2015 by 


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

Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

When Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for 2017 Infiniti Q30 debuting at 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2017 Infiniti Q30 Video: 'Lust And Logic' Of Compact Hatchback For Frankfurt Show

Two years after the unveiling of a concept car that previewed it, the 2017 Infiniti Q30 compact luxury hatchback will launch at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Nissan's... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Car Buyers: Fuel Economy Important, Doesn't Matter How You Get There

While government regulations push carmakers to achieve ever-greater increases in fuel economy, the question of whether consumers actually care about the efficiency of their... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

How are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign. The new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. But that's... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by Cars Direct]

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Clearer Spy Shot Of High-Tailed Rear

Detroit-area residents occasionally see camouflaged development prototypes from GM, Ford, and Chrysler testing on public roads. Similarly, Southern California residents often... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

California's '50/50/50 Challenge' To Cut Energy Use Radically By 2030

Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed ambitious goals for dealing with climate change by drastically cutting fossil-fuel use in the state. In his... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
G7 leaders in Krun, Germany. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international... read more June 13, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford EcoSport unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo, Jan 2012

Ford EcoSport Small SUV To Arrive In U.S. For 2017 From India?

Ford hasn't jumped on the small crossover-utility bandwagon for the U.S. yet, although it does have a model that fits that description. The Indian-made Ford EcoSport is sold... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 

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