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A new request from Detroit’s major automakers asks for carbon emissions credits from technology such as reflecting solar rays, which may help save fuel. The reasoning behind the requests is that technologies such as solar reflexive paint and active seat ventilation keep vehicles cooler, which taxes the air conditioner less. This, in turns, saves fuel. […]

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They say they don’t make them like they used to, and while that may be debatable, American drivers have voted up older vehicles as the most fuel efficient. Does this mean your next car might not be found at a dealer, but maybe instead somewhere like Craigslist? Not sure on that either, but these scores […]

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Toyota announced that its next Prius will be the most efficient yet, delivering up to 40 percent thermal efficiency. This news came during last week’s Annual Spring Congress for Japan’s Society of Automotive Engineers where the automaker revealed more details about its class-leading gasoline Prius hybrid engine. “The efficiency will be realized by improving the […]

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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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Volvo Car Group unveiled its new Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car in conjunction with the NGV 2013 Gothenburg event being held between June 11 and 13 at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sales for the new bi-fuel V60 will start in October 2013 in Sweden. Volvo developed the bi-fuel version of the V60 with […]

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A new study shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will […]

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Yesterday BMW launched the Electronaut Effect, a digital tool giving consumers access to key aggregated data about the range, cost savings and positive environmental impact that actual BMW ActiveE drivers – called “Electronauts” – are experiencing across the country. BMW said this unfiltered information, updated weekly, will help inform consumers’ decision about purchasing an electric […]

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On the whole, hybrid drivers tend to be pretty attentive to the driving habits that can help them squeeze as many miles per gallon out of their cars’ official EPA ratings as possible. Now, a new study suggests that all car owners should take care follow to proper eco-driving practices, and that failing to do […]

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Goodyear has announced that it is developing a self-inflating tire. In a press release, the Akron-based tire giant trumpeted what it is calling its Air Maintenance Technology, which incorporates pressure gauges and a miniaturized pump inside of each tire to ensure proper inflation at all times. “While the technology is complex, the idea behind the […]

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Citing desire to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the Obama administration is continuing to push hard to increase the U.S. fleet-wide mpg standards required in just a few years from now. Ongoing negotiations between the White House and auto industry are now centered on a proposed 56.2 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for […]

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