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U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. It's natural to want to check their progress along the way, especially for the agency in charge of those regulations. ALSO READ: SUVs And...

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Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Tesla 'D' AWD Cars, Cadillac Electric Sedan, Audi R8 Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about improvement. See how the dual-motor Tesla Model S "D" can be quicker than its rear-wheel-drive counterpart and offer more range, learn about plans... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., models like... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Fewer Gas Stations, But More Diesel Pumps, As Diesel Sales Rise

Fueling infrastructure isn't something automakers traditionally had to think about much. For more than a century, oil refiners and distributors have built and run a network... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR 2-door Coupe Grille

Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

While General Motors' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Want A Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicle A Year From Now? Bid For It!

Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle doesn't go on sale until late next year, but there's at least one way to get a chance of getting one when it does. The carmaker will give... read more October 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014

Tesla 'D', Honda Fit & Subaru Legacy Drives, Electric Motorcycles: The Week In Reverse (Video)

How fuel-efficient is the new 2015 Honda Fit? And what did Tesla's 'D' actually stand for? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car... read more October 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

Today's news includes the much-anticipated unveiling of the Tesla "D" all-wheel drive Model S electric car and its "Autopilot" feature, as well as Chrysler's announcement of... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
The Mighty 190 Rap Video

Freaky Friday: Veggie Diesel Mercedes 190 Spawns Bad Rap Video

This black Mercedes 190 is far from the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car converted to run on used cooking oil--but it's probably the first to get its own rap song. This (NSFW)... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Karma aluminum spaceframe

DoE Program That Funded Tesla, Fisker To Restart; Alcoa In Line For Loan?

It's baaaaaaaaack. The U.S. Department of Energy's $25 billion low-interest loan program may be about to start awarding new loans. The DoE's Advanced Technology Vehicle... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2009 Ford Ranger

Ford Compact Pickup Truck: Coming Back After All, Sized Like Ranger?

What a difference a year makes. Throughout the long lead-up to the launch of its aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup, Ford has maintained that it sees no market... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Subaru Impreza Updated, Fuel Economy Rises To 31 MPG Combined

We now have details on the updated 2015 Subaru Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, which get a slight bump in fuel economy as well as some styling and content changes. The... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals Tesla Model S 'D' all-wheel-drive system, Oct 2014

Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature

In the end, the online rumors proved to be largely accurate. Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed an all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
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