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Shell Eco Marathon: Why Odd Cars Built By Students Matter

Shell Eco Marathon: Why Odd Cars Built By Students Matter

Many of the cars are more like enclosed bicycles, and virtually none of them could operate on public roads or highways. But the Shell Eco-Marathon offers some useful lessons for the more than 100 high-school and college teams that compete in it--many of them having little to do with the cars... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less. Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
DeltaWing four-seater road car concept

DeltaWing Road Car: 57 MPG Combined, Four Seats, No Electric Motor

The idea of an all-electric Nissan BladeGlider sports car now seems to be somewhere between delayed and defunct, but the narrow-front delta-wing shape continues to intrigue... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Mileage Rules For 2025 Could Be Lowered If Buyers Stick With SUVs

Thus far, automakers appear to have had little trouble meeting the corporate average fuel economy rules that started for 2012 vehicle and will rise steadily through 2025. The... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Ford's 5-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Should Safer Cars Get Credit For More MPG? Automaker Trade Group Says Yes

As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Goodyear concept tires

Goodyear Shows Concept Tire That Generates Electricity From Motion

It's common for automakers to preview new styling or technology elements with concept cars, but now tire companies are doing the same with their wares. Concept tires may not... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Six-Month Update: Great MPG, Great Fun

It happens so quickly: They learn to crawl, and then walk, and before you know it, you're helping them do their first oil change in their first new car. A little more than... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Future Buyers Of Gen Z Prefer Cars To Trucks; Fuel Economy Is Key

Last year saw a significant increase in the sales of SUVs and crossover utilities, but the next generation of car buyers may be on the verge of reversing that trend. While... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Continental eHorizon cloud-to-car system

Continental 'Cloud-To-Car' Navigation Boosts Fuel Efficiency By 3 Percent

Carmakers are working to optimize virtually ever part of new models for fuel efficiency. Soon, that may even include the navigation system. German automotive supplier... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. Environmental... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

Acura CDX Trademarked: Small Luxury Crossover Based On Honda HR-V To Come?

The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover hasn't quite made it to U.S. showrooms, but there is already speculation that it could spawn a related model. Specifically, that... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

General Motors' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 

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