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Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. Launched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel consumption of a small car, its hybrid-electric powertrain pioneered mass electrification of passenger cars. But the sales... read more

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Frame from Sierra Club video, 'Tell Ford to Put Clean Cars in the Fast Lane,' Jan 2018

Ford CAFE rollback efforts, countering sustainability claims, slammed in Sierra Club video

The production values are high and the message is clear in a video released Tuesday by The Sierra Club. The environmental advocacy group 's goal is simple: highlight the... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Ram 1500 Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck and Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan, April 2012

What green tech best suits pickup trucks in 2030? Twitter poll results

U.S. car buyers have increasingly ignored passenger sedans and hatchbacks and replaced them with utility vehicles of various sorts, and that's a trend that shows no sign of... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

More efficient gas engines as well as electric cars required to cut carbon emissions

As nations, automakers, and utilities contemplate how to tackle climate change in real terms, a perfect storm of competition is brewing that will—ideally—produce... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

How Silicon Valley startup boosted MPG in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup truck

It looks like GM's investment arm, GM Ventures, has borne some real-world, fuel-saving fruit. Sophisticated engine-control algorithms under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet... read more January 22, 2018 by


 
Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
2016 Mazda 3

Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

Pick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Ram 1500 pickup has 48-volt 'mild hybrid' system for fuel economy

The dominant news at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was about pickup trucks. Ironically, the Detroit automaker with the fewest electrified models... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to go green? We're here to help with this month's deals on electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and other efficient vehicles. Against last... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
Sales-weighted fuel economy, 2008-2017, United States, from UMTRI

Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. new fleet efficiency... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
Gas + Electricity sign: how long until we see this for highway rest stops?   [mockup: John Briggs]

Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. The fuel price-tracking... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
On-Road Fuel Economy of Vehicles in the United States: 1923-2015 (Sivak and Schoettle)

Automaker push to delay, modify, or kill CAFE is nothing new

As automakers yet again lobby Washington to roll back planned fuel-economy targets for 2025, they've employed some familiar tactics to drive the point home to lawmakers. It... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China is serious on fuel economy: 500-plus models to go out of production

China has taken a major step toward cleaning up the new cars sold in the country beginning January 1. As numerous countries debate plans to end sales of fossil-fuel vehicles... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Infiniti QX50 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

2019 Infiniti QX50 crossover to debut variable-compression engine

Efforts by automakers to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions have intensified in recent years as emission rules have tightened and the effects of climate... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Jeep Wrangler

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... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Will you use less fuel during engine braking or simply by coasting?

Saving gas by lifting the pedal: engine braking vs coasting (video)

The way a driver operates a car can produce very different fuel-economy numbers, and when driving downhill, two notable techniques come into play. The first is leaving the... read more November 2, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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