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

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 even Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't proposed "crowdsourcing" his product-development funds. Given that Elio now seems to have raised... read more

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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

Gas pump

Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Households, But Only Somewhat

Starting in late 2014, U.S. gas prices began to drop significantly, and they've remained comparatively low throughout 2015. With the arrival of the summer travel season... read more June 26, 2015 by

2016 MINI Clubman

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Grows Up Into More Maxi Wagon With Six Doors

BMW has turned the modern MINI into quite a franchise, with the previous generation comprising eight distinct body styles in total. The current-generation MINI lineup is... read more June 26, 2015 by

2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Unveiled; 40-MPG Highway Rating Promised

More than a year after it was first unveiled in China, a considerably different 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan was launched last night for North America and other... read more June 25, 2015 by

EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

When it comes to fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings printed on window stickers are the holy writ for U.S. new-car buyers. But those ratings come... read more June 24, 2015 by

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

New 2016 Chevy Cruze To Sell Alongside Older 'Cruze Limited'

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled later today, but it seems that the previous-generation model will stick around as well. Automakers occasionally keep... read more June 24, 2015 by

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

Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

When Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe... read more June 23, 2015 by

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2016 Chevrolet Cruze To Be Shown This Week, Hatchback Model Included: Report

The U.S.-market version of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled on Wednesday, and Chevy has already teased new styling and technology features. But there's another... read more June 22, 2015 by

Gas pump

Car Buyers: Fuel Economy Important, Doesn't Matter How You Get There

While government regulations push carmakers to achieve ever-greater increases in fuel economy, the question of whether consumers actually care about the efficiency of their... read more June 19, 2015 by

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

How are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a... read more June 18, 2015 by

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign. The new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we... read more June 18, 2015 by

2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. But that's... read more June 17, 2015 by


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