Fuel Economy

 
2019 full-size pickup truck mpg champs: Ford vs. Chevy vs. Ram

2019 full-size pickup truck mpg champs: Ford vs. Chevy vs. Ram

With electric pickup trucks from Ford, GM, and others—including newcomers like Rivian—looking likely to arrive in the next few years, the truck field could be on the verge of a clean, quiet, tailpipe-emissions-free shakeup. That said, you wouldn’t know this segment as being poised... read more

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Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Shutdown has held up EPA certification, new vehicle introductions

Now that the government has reopened after a 35-day shutdown, EPA employees are going back to work facing a backlog. Toward the end of the shutdown last week, executives at... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevy Silverado mpg: Turbo-4 lower than V-8 in gas mileage test

Until all cars can become electric, it makes sense to support making internal-combustion passenger cars as fuel-efficient as possible. It makes even more sense for popular... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
Pronto.AI self-driving car system

GM battery layoffs, Trump and fuel economy, more fast chargers: Today's Car News

Electrify America gets plans approved to build more fast chargers in California. A new study shows what the Trump administration is missing about how fuel-economy standards... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Study finds what Trump is missing about fuel economy: Poor people don't buy new cars

Rising fuel economy standards make driving more affordable for low-income households, not less as the Trump administration argues, according to a new study by the Consumer... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show

2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatch aim for an X factor–and that’s not electric

Mazda has revealed its 2019 Mazda 3 compact car, in new-generation form, at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It’s not surprising, given the brand’s go-it-alone strategy... read more November 28, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric delivery van in Germany

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Colorado cleans up, why not a Tesla Model 3 or plug-in: Today's Car News

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets better fuel economy than any other SUV without a plug. We take a look at the benefits of short-range plug-in hybrids. Our readers weigh in on... read more November 21, 2018 by


 
2020 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the... read more November 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive

Elaborate engine: Variable-compression Infiniti yields small efficiency gains

Turbocharging has mostly not lived up to its billing of being the savior of internal-combustion engine technology. Earlier this decade, facing increasing fuel economy... read more November 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal... read more October 26, 2018 by


 
BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

BMW says 85 percent of cars will still have engines in 2030

Once a leader in electric cars, BMW now says it expects 85 percent of its cars still to have internal combustion engines by 2030. Speaking to Australian reporters for GoAuto... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

Best deals on green cars for October 2018

One of the best ways to get people to buy green cars is the same way automakers get consumers to buy any car—by making deals. Looking at October sales, among plug in... read more October 12, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Trump fuel-economy proposal writes off rising global temperatures

It's not that the Trump administration doesn't believe in climate change. It just doesn't want to do anything about it. In a 500-page draft environmental impact statement... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Paul Elio with 5 successive prototype Elios

Elio Motors to buy engines, abandons building its own

Elio Motors, which has been struggling since 2009 to build its own ultra-cheap, small, fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car, announced Thursday that it will source an engine... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. The... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Overloaded Subaru Legacy with stuff on roof

How to save gas on Labor Day trips

Labor Day is one of the biggest travel weekends for all year, as Americans close out the summer and enjoy a last excursion before heading back to school. That makes it one of... read more August 31, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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