Fuel Economy

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

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 pretty clear that it would happen soon. Our Twitter-poll subject for last week still managed to address the topic directly... read more

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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


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta the most fuel-efficient small car?

Over the lifetime of a car, small things can make a big difference. When it comes to fuel economy, just 1 or 2 mpg can add up to hundreds of dollars left in owners’... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland, Hudson Valley, NY, Mar 2018

2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

While plug-in electric cars are steadily growing in sales, they still pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of compact crossover utility vehicles sold each year by... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers want emission, CAFE tweaks, not huge rollbacks, but won't say so publicly

As promised, the Trump administration has embarked on regulatory rollbacks across many fronts, some immediate and others taking longer. It remains unclear whether the EPA's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

These are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Impala

More sedan, smaller, entry models bite the dust in Detroit

Two years ago this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles essentially threw in the towel on the "automobiles" part of its name. Canceling the compact Dodge Dart and the mid-size... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
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EPA does not set fuel-economy limits: get this right, journalists!

Journalism as an industry is under great pressure these days. There are far more people writing "content" than in past decades, and in general they are having to produce more... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe launched with diesel; hybrid, plug-in hybrid for US or not?

Along with the 250-mile 2019 Kona Electric hatchback it launched Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled an entirely redesigned version of a much higher-volume... read more March 29, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

As the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the... read more March 22, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to... read more March 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

How 2019 Volkswagen Jetta inched up its EPA fuel-economy ratings

While plug-in electric cars get lots of media attention, they remained just 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales last year. And while the Trump Administration appears dead-set on... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Hyundai Elantra

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2018

Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap. That means you can pick... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius

Toyota details next-generation hybrids, more efficient gasoline engines

Cars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. That... read more March 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Lexus lowers hybrid prices to reduce premium over gasoline substantially

Gas is cheap in the U.S. and has been for years. Hybrids are no longer a cutting-edge or cool technology; they're just another powertrain. The result is that hybrids have... read more February 26, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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