Fuel Efficiency

 
Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning could help carmakers further reduce weight, as they look to increase fuel efficiency. Even small gains could be beneficial... read more

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Gas pump

Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Cadillac CTS

Cadillac Confirms It Will Bring Diesels Back To The U.S.

Currently, several German luxury automakers--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--offer diesel models in the U.S. But except for one disastrous experiment decades... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Overall U.S. Fuel Economy: Higher Now Than In 1923, But Only A Little

The average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. today is the subject of intense regulation, but what about over a much longer period of time? Has the... read more August 18, 2015 by 


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks

As carmakers labor to meet tougher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025, Federal regulators have turned their attention to commercial vehicles. The U.S... read more August 17, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

With a midterm review coming up to look at progress on meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations so far, you can expect some gloom and doom from automakers. Still... read more August 14, 2015 by 


 
BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015... read more August 14, 2015 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

Which is the better small-car option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the... read more August 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

Germany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. Over the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked... read more August 12, 2015 by 


 
F-16 Fighting Falcon undergoing mid-air refueling [Image: U.S. Air Force via Flickr]

New Jet Engine Designs Could Let Military Save 25 Percent Of Fuel Burned

Cars and trucks are far from the only vehicles that burn fossil fuels, obviously. Jet aircraft too burn large amounts of fuel, and that's become a point of concern for a... read more August 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3, Malibu, California, July 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Drive Of 31-MPG Small Sporty Crossover

The range of small and smaller SUVs seems to expand almost monthly, and the latest entry is the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This crossover utility vehicle slots below the compact Mazda... read more August 4, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker. That has... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
2004 Toyota Prius

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... read more July 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata drive, Southern California, July 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Greenest New Sports Car You Can Buy?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the newest generation of the world's most popular sports car. The iconic two-seater passed the British MGB more than a decade ago to become the... read more July 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Pickup Priced At $31,700; Fuel Efficiency To Come Later

Starting this fall, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck will be available with the diesel engine option that was announced a year ago when the truck first... read more July 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 Opel Adam S

Buick To Get Version Of Opel Adam Minicar As Range Is Renewed Over Next Few Years

Once upon a time, Buick and Opel models were sold alongside each other in U.S. dealerships. Now, it seems General Motors wants the two brands to actually share products... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 

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