Fuel Efficiency

 
2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released... read more

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2019 Mazda 3 underhood

Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

A look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
Nissan Note e-Power hybrid

Nissan e-Power hybrids for the US will aim for performance, not just mpg

Considering how much of a commitment Nissan has made to electric vehicles over nearly a decade—mass-producing them on three continents—the lack of any parallel... read more January 16, 2019 by


 
MWI microwave ignition module

Former Porsche CEO backing company with TDI-like emissions claim

Former Porsche AG CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, who waged a failed takeover of the Volkswagen Group ten years ago, is reportedly one of the backers of a new venture that, at face... read more December 18, 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


 
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage... read more November 21, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Motor Group solar charging system

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now... read more November 1, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Sources: GM manufacturing revamp could signal faster lane-change to EVs

Less than a week after speaking out in favor of a national electric vehicle mandate, and in the shadow of Tesla reporting a profitable quarter, General Motors might be on the... read more October 30, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017

Honda joins GM, others in heated opposition to Trump's EPA fuel-economy freeze

Honda joined General Motors on Friday and called on the EPA to abandon its proposed fuel-economy rollback, asking federal officials to negotiate with states like California... read more October 29, 2018 by


 
2015 Volkswagen XL1  -  Silverstone Auctions sale, November 10, 2018

Volkswagen XL1 eco halo already a sound investment?

It’s been less than five years since Volkswagen produced its limited run of just 250 XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid coupes, of which only 200 were sold to retail buyers. The... read more October 28, 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


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one... read more October 25, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Commentary: How to make your voice heard on fuel economy freeze

Drivers are not helpless in the face of government plans to roll back fuel economy standards. A joint August proposal from the EPA and NHTSA to freeze planned increases in... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
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


 
Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show

Best deals on green cars, Tesla scrutiny, Swiss stop diesels, EPA pushback: Today's Car News

The SEC issues subpoenas to Tesla over CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private. Switzerland halts registrations of some diesels from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. New... read more August 16, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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