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New Vehicle Fuel-Economy Fell In April, Likely Due To SUV Sales

New Vehicle Fuel-Economy Fell In April, Likely Due To SUV Sales

The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. declined last month, although it remains high overall. Average window-sticker fuel economy for new vehicles in April was 25.2 mpg, representing a decrease of 0.2 mpg from March. This information comes from the... read more

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54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Club

2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. The Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27... read more April 27, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben Rich and electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney

Chevy Volt Vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV: This Volt Uses Less Gas Than Electric Car, Data Shows

When I traded in my 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for a 2014 Chevrolet Volt, I wrote an article with the bold prediction that I would now use less gasoline even though... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

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... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Gordon Murray

Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says

Famed car designer Gordon Murray will team up with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell to develop a concept for "an ultra-compact, efficient car... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

Sometimes in negotiations, it's best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
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 


 

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