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Hybrids tend to be synonymous with excellent fuel economy, but that doesn’t mean all hybrid vehicles are gas sippers. At the top end of the scale sits the Toyota Prius. A hybrid with one of the best gas mileage ratings, its combined 50 mpg is far above many gas-only vehicles. At the other end however, […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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Despite a slight dip, the average fuel economy for new vehicle sales returned last month to an average of 25.4 mpg. This matches the average posted for January, following a drop to 25.2 mpg in February. The report comes from Director Michael Sivak, Ph.D., and Project Manager Brandon Schoettle with the University of Michigan Transportation […]

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After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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Nissan is the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the United States. This according to the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Trends” Report. Nissan’s fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the annual report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel […]

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The measurement of “miles per gallon equivalent” (MPGe) is a solution federal agencies decided upon a few years ago to help shoppers compare energy costs for plug-in vehicles to fuel costs for conventional vehicles. In brief, MPGe represents the number of miles a vehicle can travel using a quantity of “fuel” – actually electricity – […]

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Hyundai and Kia’s November 2012 fuel ratings kafuffle is taking another step forward. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) announced Dec. 23 that the Hyundai Group has entered into an agreement with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the automaker’s November 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings. Both […]

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The newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class in E250 BlueTEC sedan guise has achieved an estimated EPA rating of 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 mpg around town. The first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC in the U.S. achieves best-in-class fuel efficiency for a midsize luxury sedan and for the entire industry in […]

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The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact arrives in the U.S. as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America. The new Mirage has an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg combined, 37 mpg city, 44 mpg highway for CVT-equipped model; the EPA fuel economy rating is of 37 mpg combined, 34 mpg […]

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TrueCar announced that fuel economy numbers from June light vehicle auto sales indicate the TrueMPG index remained steady at 23.7 mpg compared to May, remaining at record levels for industry fuel economy. Year-over-year, average fuel economy saw a 0.7 mpg increase, led by Nissan and Chrysler, which both enjoyed better than 1.1 MPG gains in […]

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