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The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version. DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the […]

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Just in case you’re not tired of all the diesel news coming out this year, here’s one more oily tidbit: the upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze is rumored to net a 50 mpg rating by the EPA. The report comes from Automotive News, which cornered GM product development chief Mark Reuss and Chevrolet […]

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Honda built a legacy of innovation by taking the high road when engineering automobiles that became known as the “Honda Way.” This determined focus resulted in the Civic CVCC engine, the first engine to comply with the 1975 Clean Air Act without a catalytic converter in 1974. Several other “firsts” followed: The world’s first mass-produced […]

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If things go as planned, the days of Honda’s hybrids playing second fiddle to Toyota may be coming to an end. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be launched the last day of this month, and its full hybrid technology innovates beyond the class-leading Toyota Camry Hybrid by enough of a margin that mainstream media have […]

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Yesterday Honda began production of its 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio due to go on sale nationally this year, and in the process noted its fuel economy is 50 mpg city, 45 mpg highway, 47 mpg combined. Honda says the midsized Accord Hybrid is the “new leader in gasoline fuel-economy ratings among 4-door sedans” and […]

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