Fuel Efficiency

 
U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years. That means the average passenger car on the road today was built for the 2004 model year--and that there's a long tail of cars stretching well... read more

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2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30 Video: 'Lust And Logic' In Compact Hatchback For Frankfurt Show (UPDATED)

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 July 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Ram Diesel Pickup Trucks: Dealer Stocks Low, But Sales Low Too?

Almost since the order books first opened, consumer interest in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel full-size pickup truck has seemed strong. The initial order allocation was filled in... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
Ford F-150 wind tunnel testing

2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
Maxion Wheels

Wheels Combine Carbon, Aluminum For Strength, Lighter Weight

It seems carbon fiber is starting to show up everywhere in cars to cut weight, with wheels being one of the latest examples. There are already some aftermarket carbon-fiber... read more July 15, 2015 by 


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

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Higher Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency May Be Easy, Save Huge Amounts Of Oil

They may not be the most numerous vehicles on the road, but heavy-duty trucks cover far more miles than the average car--and account for roughly 20 percent of overall carbon... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG In U.S. Vehicles During First Half

Moving past the halfway mark of 2015, U.S. new-car average fuel economy hovered around 25 mpg, a recent analysis found. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy... read more July 7, 2015 by 


 
BMW 1-Series Hatchback prototype with direct water injection

BMW: Water Injection Can Boost Power And Cut Fuel Consumption

Electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles may get a lot of attention, but every carmaker is still searching for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of internal-combustion... read more July 7, 2015 by 


 
1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Modern Cars Vs Chevy Chevette: Gas Mileage Much Better Today

It's a regular and recurring theme in comments on Green Car Reports: "Yeah, maybe the new 2016 something-or-other gets 31 mpg combined, but so what? My 20-year-old Geo Metro... read more July 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

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... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Neste renewable-diesel Superlite Coupe

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG

You never know what you'll encounter on the highway. Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route... read more June 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Ford Mustang

Fuel-Efficient Four-Cylinder Engine Key To 2016 Ford Mustang Sales Success

Last year, a new generation of Ford Mustang launched, featuring the model's first four-cylinder engine since 1993. And for that car's first model year so far, it's looking... read more June 30, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Households, But Only Somewhat

Starting in late 2014, U.S. gas prices began to drop significantly, and they've remained comparatively low throughout 2015. With the arrival of the summer travel season... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
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 


 

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