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EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. The agency currently conducts only a handful of on-road tests of new vehicles each year, to confirm laboratory results. But... read more

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2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

U.S. Emission Tests Are Unrealistic, But European Testing Is Far Worse

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal has, to say the least, exposed weaknesses in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing regime. VW was able to get... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Both Electric And Gas Cars Lose Range In The Cold; Electrics Just Lose More

When it comes to electric cars, one of the biggest fears for potential customers is range anxiety in general--but for many, it's specifically their cold-weather range... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iA, upstate New York, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: Gas Mileage Review Of High-MPG Subcompact Sedan

Gas-mileage ratings are rising every year in virtually every vehicle segment, but most buyers expect smaller cars to deliver the highest numbers of all. That's true, to a... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic, test drive, Tarrytown, NY, Oct 2015

2016 Honda Civic: First Drive Of New 35-MPG Compact Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic may be the most radical redesign of the Civic in its 40-plus-year history. The tenth generation of the car that made Honda's reputation, both in North... read more October 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius auto-show debut, 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 Toyota Prius: Some Model And Trim Level Information Revealed

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has made its world debuts and should arrive at U.S. dealers starting around January. But specific details have been surprisingly sparse... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Will Add Hatchback As Well As Sedan, Following Ford, Honda

For one reason or another, U.S. buyers have never quite taken to hatchbacks the way buyers in other markets have. So when carmakers introduce new compact cars in the U.S... read more September 18, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Honda Civic Sedan: Sleek Lines, Turbo Engine, CVT For Efficiency

After showing a well-received concept version this past spring at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Honda revealed its 10th-generation Civic compact at an event in Los Angeles... read more September 17, 2015 by


 
2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of... read more September 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Small Crossover Utility Gets Highest Safety Scores

The 2016 Honda HR-V crossover has the highest overall safety score for government crash tests. Federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash-test scores for the Fit-based... read more September 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2015

2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

For green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model. But that version will be just a small part of... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
Bosch 48-volt mild hybrid

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

Depending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright. Vehicles that employ them use electrification to a... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, global launch, Las Vegas, Sept 2016

2016 Toyota Prius: Few Details At Global Launch Of 55-MPG Hybrid (Photos)

The new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its debut in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, where 350 guests watched the latest model of the world's most popular hybrid car raised into the... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iM: First Drive Of New Compact Hatchback

The 2016 Scion iM compact hatchback is the second two of new Scion models for 2016, joining the iA subcompact sedan. It's part of a much-needed new lineup that takes Toyota's... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iA drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: First Drive Of 37-MPG Subcompact Sedan

The 2016 Scion iA is a four-door subcompact sedan that's Scion's first new vehicle since the ill-fated and now departed iQ minicar. One of two new vehicles for what tends to... read more September 3, 2015 by


 

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