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Will Ultracapacitors Save Start-Stop Systems From Consumer Wrath?

Will Ultracapacitors Save Start-Stop Systems From Consumer Wrath?

Start-stop systems, which switch off a car's engine while it's stopped to boost fuel efficiency, are now entering the U.S. market in serious numbers. Many European makers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and MINI, are fitting them as standard on 2015 models, and there are more to come: By 2022, some... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

2015 Ford Mustang Gas Mileage: EPA Ratings For All Models Released

After much speculation, EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang have been released. The Mustang is normally more notable for horsepower than fuel efficiency, but... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions

It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

2016 Mazda Miata: Sexy New Roadster Highlights Low Sales Of Two-Seat Cars

The Mazda MX-5, formerly Miata, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest-selling two-seater sports car in history. More than 940,000 MX-5s have been made since 1989, and... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014

2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

If you're getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it'll cost you a little less than it did this time last year... read more August 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Why 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Doesn't Conflict With Green Goals

Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas Mileage Review Of New Mid-Size Sedan

The last Hyundai Sonata was a striking stylistic departure from usually bland mid-size sedan styling. The new one, not quite so much: To our eyes, there's very little aside... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben RIch

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan

2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2014

2015 Subaru Outback: Gas Mileage Review Of Crossover Wagon Utility Vehicle

The new 2015 Subaru Outback is now arriving at dealerships, and it's likely to continue the small Japanese maker's striking growth over the past five years. Like every other... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014

Ten Compact Crossovers With Great Gas Mileage

Whoever invented the crossover must have been a marketing genius. Few segments have grown as quickly over the last decade than these SUV-like cars that offer greater utility... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
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