Gas Mileage

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

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 lesser extent than conventional hybrids, to provide a small boost of power or to power electrical accessories--but not to... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius teaser shot

2016 Toyota Prius: What We Want To Know About All-New Hybrid

Next Tuesday evening, the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid will make its world debut in Las Vegas, kicking off what its maker calls "the next era of an icon." "We’re pulling... read more September 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

Summer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. It's a small... read more September 1, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
Honda BR-V prototype, 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Updates After Skipping 2016 Model Year

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected success for the U.S. arm of what's usually described as "struggling Japanese automaker Mitsubishi." Sales volume after... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest... read more August 21, 2015 by


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Overall U.S. Fuel Economy: Higher Now Than In 1923, But Only A Little

The average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. today is the subject of intense regulation, but what about over a much longer period of time? Has the... read more August 18, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

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... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

Which is the better small-car option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the... read more August 13, 2015 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

Germany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. Over the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked... read more August 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
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


 

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