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Hyundai is doing as much as it can to turn the page on its 2012 fuel rating issue. The Korean company announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to resolve the government’s investigation of its 2012 restatement of fuel economy […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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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 advent of telematics and new technologies mean a lot can be done with your smartphone right on up to reducing your fuel consumption. IFPEN’s engineers said they have used innovative scientific algorithms to design GECO, an application aimed at reducing fuel consumption at the wheel. IFPEN stands for IFP Energies Nouvelles, a public research […]

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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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An arguably corny news angle, Honda’s communications department has been playing up the Halloween “trick or treat” line for the dealer launch of it’s Accord full hybrid today. Fortunately for the Japanese automaker, it can be as cheesy as it wants because its engineers can back up the giddiness with something that looks like it […]

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There is some ambiguity out there regarding “stop-start” systems as found in all full hybrids, mild hybrids, and now even trickling into some non-hybrid combustion-engine vehicles being offered with basic, less-expensive examples of this fuel- and emissions-saving technology. It’s this latter application – stop-start systems used on less than mild and full hybrids – that […]

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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 three Audi TDI clean diesel models completing Audi’s “Truth in 48” cross-country efficiency drive far exceeded their federally published fuel economy ratings. Covering more than 2,850 miles between Southern California and New York, the best team managed an average of 43.561 mpg. The challenge taken on by eight drivers over the last weekend involved […]

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