fuel economy

Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

Average fuel economy for U.S. vehicles set a record 24.8 miles per gallon in calender year 2013. This is up one gallon over 2012 and an increase of 4.7 mpg since October 2007, the month and year the

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Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

Average New Car Fuel Economy Rises to Record 24.9 MPG

The Obama Administration's aggressive fuel economy standards appear to be paying off. A multi-year study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that the average

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third

European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third

New cars in Europe could soon produce considerably less harmful emissions than today's cars if a new proposal is implemented. The European Commission has just released a new proposal that would further

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Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

The “mileage experts” John and Helen Taylor have done it again! The couple recently completed a 1,626-mile drive in a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI without stopping once for fuel. The couple was

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Beijing Traffic Jam via Shutterstock Traffic congestion doesn't just raise your blood pressure; it's a drag on the economy and it causes a lot of unnecessary pollution. A recent study showed that

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

It looks like the Chevy Volt's fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There is plenty of electric vehicle buzz at this year's North American International Auto Show and Volvo just added to the green transportation hype by showcasing the world's first (and second) plug-in

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Automakers Achieve Incredible Mileage in the ALD Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon

Automakers Achieve Incredible Mileage in the ALD Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon

Ford, Fiat, and SMART achieved incredible mileage in ordinary cars yesterday at the ALD Automotive Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon in Gloucestershire, proving that even their engined vehicles can be turned

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Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

Sure, you can save fuel by making lighter cars and more efficient engines or by adding new batteries, but what if fuel economy could be boosted just by changing the bad habits of drivers? That's exactly

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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Obama Calls for 56.2 MPG Fuel Efficiency Mandate by 2025

Obama Calls for 56.2 MPG Fuel Efficiency Mandate by 2025

The Obama administration is currently in talks with the three big automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- about future fuel efficiency standards, and it looks like the President's team is

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15 Ultra-Efficient Vehicles Left in the Automotive X Prize Competition

15 Ultra-Efficient Vehicles Left in the Automotive X Prize Competition

During the knockout stage, competing vehicles had to pass a series of technical inspections and on-track safety tests. Vehicles not only had to complete emissions, efficiency, and range events, but they

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Cash for Clunkers Program Ends Tonight with Mixed Reviews

Cash for Clunkers Program Ends Tonight with Mixed Reviews

Cash for Clunkers - if you live in America, chances are that you've heard of it. The program, a.k.a. CARS, was the U.S. government's strategy to get more people to buy vehicles - especially fuel efficient

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s First Zero-Cost Hybrid!

What if instead of leaking value left and right your car actually paid for itself over time? The AFS Trinity Power Corporation recently debuted just such a vehicle, dubbed the XH150. The “Extreme

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