Fuel Efficiency

 
New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

Ahead of the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler's debut, the EPA released fuel-economy estimates for the V-6 powered model of the archetypal SUV. They're higher, as are the ratings for pretty much every new model, courtesy of steadily rising corporate average fuel-economy rules for model years 2012... read more

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Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid gas-mileage review: going the distance

Toyota can’t be blamed for a lack of effort: The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is dripping with it. From the creased hood and cascading brow to the Modernist center console... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2017

Another month, another round of deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. This month, many cars hold their spots as solid deals, but the offers have become... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas

2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. It proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Comment period ends tomorrow on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

The period for public comments on the EPA's proposed reconsideration of finalized rules to cut emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide from light-duty vehicles... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, first drive, Teaneck, NJ, Aug 2017

For 2018, only 12 diesel vehicles offered in U.S. (guess who has most)

With the permanent end of diesel sales in the U.S. by three VW Group brands—Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche—the number of diesel passenger cars and light trucks has... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Accent

2018 Hyundai Accent small sedan debuts at minor auto show

Hyundai decided to skip the major auto-show circuit and debut its redesigned Accent subcompact sedan at a relatively minor auto show. The Korean automaker revealed the 2018... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office. Indeed... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius C

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2017

Another month has gone by, which means it's time for another round of superb deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. For September, many of last month's cars... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius C

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2020 Mazda 3 prototype

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel (European version)

Europe's tougher new emissions, fuel-economy tests should be closer to real-world results

Fuel-economy ratings for cars sold in Europe have long been wildly unrealistic, sometimes more than 30 percent more optimistic than real-world consumption figures. Today... read more September 1, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 crossover gets mild-hybrid system in China

Cadillac revealed its latest addition to the XT5 crossover range in China at the Chengdu auto show—and it has fuel efficiency in mind. General Motors' luxury division... read more August 31, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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