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Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

With a midterm review coming up to look at progress on meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations so far, you can expect some gloom and doom from automakers. Still, industry consensus says the second half of the standards, for model years 2018 to 2025, won't change in a major way. The... read more

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2016 Mazda CX-3, Malibu, California, July 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Drive Of 31-MPG Small Sporty Crossover

The range of small and smaller SUVs seems to expand almost monthly, and the latest entry is the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This crossover utility vehicle slots below the compact Mazda... read more August 4, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker. That has... read more August 3, 2015 by


 
2004 Toyota Prius

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years. That means the... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata drive, Southern California, July 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Greenest New Sports Car You Can Buy?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the newest generation of the world's most popular sports car. The iconic two-seater passed the British MGB more than a decade ago to become the... read more July 29, 2015 by


 
2014 Opel Adam S

Buick To Get Version Of Opel Adam Minicar As Range Is Renewed Over Next Few Years

Once upon a time, Buick and Opel models were sold alongside each other in U.S. dealerships. Now, it seems General Motors wants the two brands to actually share products... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
Ford F-150 wind tunnel testing

2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum... read more July 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Price Starts At $20,000

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover will start at $20,840 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price (which includes the $880 destination charge) buys a base... read more July 17, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are... read more July 12, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG In U.S. Vehicles During First Half

Moving past the halfway mark of 2015, U.S. new-car average fuel economy hovered around 25 mpg, a recent analysis found. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
BMW 1-Series Hatchback prototype with direct water injection

BMW: Water Injection Can Boost Power And Cut Fuel Consumption

Electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles may get a lot of attention, but every carmaker is still searching for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of internal-combustion... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Modern Cars Vs Chevy Chevette: Gas Mileage Much Better Today

It's a regular and recurring theme in comments on Green Car Reports: "Yeah, maybe the new 2016 something-or-other gets 31 mpg combined, but so what? My 20-year-old Geo Metro... read more July 5, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

Ford Applies Cylinder Deactivation Even To 3-Cylinder Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Cylinder deactivation can help boost the fuel economy of a car or truck by shutting down some of its engine's cylinders under light loads. But what happens when engineers try... read more July 2, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford Mustang

Fuel-Efficient Four-Cylinder Engine Key To 2016 Ford Mustang Sales Success

Last year, a new generation of Ford Mustang launched, featuring the model's first four-cylinder engine since 1993. And for that car's first model year so far, it's looking... read more June 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

New 2016 Scion Models Priced: Compact iM Hatchback $19,255, Smaller iA Sedan $16,495

Toyota's Scion "youth" division has been somewhat neglected lately, but a pair of new models will arrive later this year to help reinvigorate the brand. The 2016 Scion iA... read more June 30, 2015 by


 

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