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Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets agreed in 2011 aren't simply achievable by that date, but could be reached today--and with today's... read more

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Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.

Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

Hatchbacks may bring up bad memories for some people. Those who want a fuel-efficient small car--but were traumatized by the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Pinto, or any number of... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
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New-Car Average Fuel Economy Rose To 24.8 MPG In 2013

The numbers are in, and it turns out that 2013 was another record year for the average fuel economy of new vehicles. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Cars Now Being Delivered

Christmas likely came early for at least a few fans of small, fuel-efficient cars: The first 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost cars were delivered to customers late last... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Is The BulletTruck What Semis Will Look Like In The Future?

Recently, we attracted flak from some quarters of our readership for featuring pickup trucks. While not green by the standards of modern electric vehicles and hybrids, their... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Plans Next-Gen SkyActiv Engines For Even Better Gas Mileage

Mazda's Skyactiv fuel-efficient gasoline engines are already getting good real-world results, but the company isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, the Japanese automaker is... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: Our Five Biggest Stories

At the end of every year, we look back at our traffic to identify the most popular stories we've published. Some of them may be evergreen topics that draw consistent... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Once in a while, we're blind-sided by responses to an article we publish--and we learn something in the process. On December 23, we wrote about ways that the all-new 2015... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Buyers Appreciate Gas-Saving Stop-Start Tech

Stop-start engine technology is used widely in cars in Europe, but until recently very few automakers have applied it to vehicles sold in the U.S. For the most part, that's... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai, Kia To Pay Owners $395 Million For Overstating Gas Mileage

In recent years, Korean twins Hyundai and Kia have lain claim to some of the best average fuel efficiency figures in their respective sectors. That all changed in late 2012... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. market, so any changes to Ford's premier truck mean a lot. Buyers, dealers, and the whole... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Lincoln MKT

Ford: Predictive Logic Can Boost Cruise-Control MPG 5 Percent

Cruise control is an American driving staple. We use it on long road trips to reduce fatigue. And with the advent of adaptive cruise control systems, we're even using it on... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-liter EcoBoost, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013

2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Average Vehicle Weight, Power Fell In 2012, Performance Unchanged: EPA

You might be forgiven for thinking that as cars get ever heavier, better equipped, safer, more practical, more powerful and faster, fuel economy would suffer. Thankfully, the... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang: How High Will Its Gas-Mileage Ratings Go?

Almost four years ago, the Ford Mustang was the first car to offer both 300 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon in its an EPA highway rating. How much better will the new 2015... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
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