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EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to the Wall Street Journal, the EPA plans to require car manufacturers to road-test new cars to confirm gas-mileage ratings based on laboratory tests... read more

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Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid driven 1,223 miles on one tank of diesel

Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy. The Michigan automaker, now... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: 32 MPG Combined From 1.6 Turbo Sedan

Mid-size car buyers now have another option if they want to reduce their gas consumption--the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Joining the Sonata 2.0T and the 2.4-liter model in the... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions

The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 isn't yet on sale, but some analysts already believe it heralds an industry trend. A new study from research firm Ducker Worldwide... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines. Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Prices Released, No Details On Hybrid Yet

Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2015 Sonata midsize sedan, but there's still no word on a new generation of the hybrid model found in the previous lineup. In response... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

If you're reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission. So do around 95 percent of other new vehicles on the... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
TOTI bamboo ECO2 8-passenger taxi in Tabontabon, Philippines

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. Bamboo could be the next... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3 REx Window Sticker Revealed, 39 MPG On Gasoline: BREAKING

Yesterday we reported on the delay getting range-extended versions of BMW's 2014 i3 electric car to the market, pending the confirmation and fitment of their EPA-approved... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
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