Fuel Efficiency

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

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

Another month, another round of deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. This month, many cars hold their spots as solid deals, but the offers have become slightly more generous for a few. The deals on diesel-powered vehicles have also been shaken up. So, without further ado, the best... read more

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2018 Hyundai Accent

2018 Hyundai Accent small sedan debuts at minor auto show

Hyundai decided to skip the major auto-show circuit and debut its redesigned Accent subcompact sedan at a relatively minor auto show. The Korean automaker revealed the 2018... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office. Indeed... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius C

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

Another month has gone by, which means it's time for another round of superb deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. For September, many of last month's cars... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius C

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2020 Mazda 3 prototype

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel (European version)

Europe's tougher new emissions, fuel-economy tests should be closer to real-world results

Fuel-economy ratings for cars sold in Europe have long been wildly unrealistic, sometimes more than 30 percent more optimistic than real-world consumption figures. Today... read more September 1, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 crossover gets mild-hybrid system in China

Cadillac revealed its latest addition to the XT5 crossover range in China at the Chengdu auto show—and it has fuel efficiency in mind. General Motors' luxury division... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, first drive, Teaneck, NJ, Aug 2017

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel (very brief) first drive

We spent a few days with a gasoline-powered 2018 Chevy Equinox back in May, but now we've driven a much rarer version. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel will start to arrive... read more August 24, 2017 by


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

Elio to sell $100 million in stock; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again (updated)

Entrepreneur Paul Elio's concept for a simple three-wheeled car that would cost only $6,800 has now been with us for eight years. During that time, he has shown the car... read more August 23, 2017 by


 
Mazda HCCI engine

How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process. In 2019, Mazda will introduce a... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak

Trump NHTSA might reduce fuel-economy rules for two-thirds of U.S. vehicles

Consumers all over the world, but especially in North America, are buying more crossover utility vehicles and fewer passenger sedans and hatchbacks. The U.S. auto industry... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
Scenes from visit to Ford Hub, Westfield World Trade Center, New York City, Aug 2017

We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Carmaker lobbyist urges fuel-economy deal to keep emission limits, but stretch them out (updated)

Automakers appear to have united behind a surprising position: reviews of emission rules should not involve scrapping the current standards. The Alliance of Automobile... read more August 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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