Fuel Economy

 
2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

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 2019 Insight isn’t just a better hybrid, it’s a better compact car. I spent a week moseying around in an Insight... read more

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2017 Ford Focus Electric window sticker showing 115-mile range rating

Americans still want better fuel economy, survey says

Just as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars already get... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined (Updated)

Fuel economy estimates posted to the EPA's website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise. The latest ratings reveal that the EPA... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Electric Jaguar E-Type, EPA blowback, Tesla pileups, and giant hybrid drones: The Week in Reverse

Who objected to the Trump administration's plans to freeze emissions and fuel-economy standards? What was recalled going back to the beginning of modern electric cars? This... read more August 25, 2018 by


 
Mazda6 undergoing real-world emissions testing in Europe [Credit: LSDSL - Wikipedia]

Explainer: What is WLTP and why should you care?

Starting next month, Europe will implement the first phase of new fuel economy and emissions standards that were intended to take effect worldwide. Automakers are required to... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. They lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating

The Mazda CX-5 diesel took one step closer to production by receiving an EPA rating. Jalopnik made the find and reported the ratings on Wednesday. With front-wheel drive, the... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Multi-speed transmissions and turbochargers don't save much fuel–oh, really? Analysis (Updated)

In President Trump's plan to freeze fuel economy standards last week, the EPA and NHTSA made a strange statement. They said that two of the main technologies used to improve... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Traffic

EPA could base emissions, mpg rollback on tired safety argument

In the latest draft of new fuel economy and emissions standards obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration argues that reducing mileage standards will improve... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class aerodynamic testing

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency... read more July 26, 2018 by


 
Obama CAFE standards benefits for 2025

What level is appropriate for fuel economy standards: Twitter poll results

We didn't know last week when California and 16 other states might file a lawsuit against the EPA over President Trump's decision to roll back emissions rules, but it seemed... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

California and 16 states sue EPA over emissions rules

California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have formally launched a long-anticipated lawsuit against EPA over its proposed rollback of emissions... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Should California be able to set its own emissions standards? Take our Twitter poll

California has set its own emissions standards since before the EPA was founded. Ever since the EPA started regulating emissions, the state has continued on its own. Now... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
UC Irvine BYD electric bus

Ford, BMW, and Infiniti electric car strategy, Trump loses in court, and electric car chargers everywhere: The Week in Reverse

What ever happened to electric-car company BYD? And what's BMW's new electric-car strategy? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car... read more April 28, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Ecosport

Cars out at Ford, small crossovers and SUVs left to take up efficiency banner

Passenger cars at Ford have short lives. The automaker announced Wednesday that it would pare its lineup to just two cars: The Mustang and a new Focus Active crossover, which... read more April 26, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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