Gas Mileage

 
Chevy, GMC V-8 Pickups Get 20 MPG With $500 eAssist Mild Hybrid Option

Chevy, GMC V-8 Pickups Get 20 MPG With $500 eAssist Mild Hybrid Option

The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General Motors will test a third generation of its eAssist mild-hybrid system during the current model year. This time, though... read more

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

Will Tighter CAFE Rules Bring More Trucks, Fewer Small Cars?

The entire auto industry was startled when Fiat Chrysler said two weeks ago it would end production of its Dodge Dart compact car and its Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. The... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Bosch active gas pedal

Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses... read more February 7, 2016 by


 
Booster Fuels

Startup That Refills Your Car At Work Or Home Hits Silicon Valley

A major perk of driving an electric car is never having to visit a gas station, since overnight home recharging is simple and convenient for most. Now a new startup company... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Toyota Prius: Gas Mileage Review Of 50-MPG-Plus Hybrid

After spending four days and covering 440 miles with a new Toyota Prius, we can say that in our first real-world testing, the car delivers on its 50-mpg promise. We got daily... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
Indian traffic [Image: Flickr user Peter Eich]

Fuel Economy Improvements: Too Slow In Developed Countries, Minimal In Rest Of World

Several countries have policies in place demanding greater fuel economy or reduced carbon emissions from new cars, in the hopes of combating climate change. While the average... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Ram 1500

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Why You Should Pay Attention To 48-Volt 'Hybrids'

If certain suppliers have their way, not all future hybrids will have large battery packs, or the ability to drive only on electric power for appreciable distances. But they... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Most Fuel-Efficient Maker Does It Without Plugs Or Hybrids

The most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. doesn't sell a single hybrid car, let alone battery-electric cars or plug-in hybrids. In fact, it currently doesn't have any... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
No spare tire

Downside Of Higher Gas Mileage: AAA Slams 'Disappearing' Spare Tires

As with any pursuit meant to enhance a single quality or area of performance, the drive toward greater fuel economy sometimes requires compromises in other areas. There's... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

U.S. emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers... read more December 3, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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