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A new J.D. Power study has revealed buyers choose EVs more for environmental reasons. The 2014 U.S. Avoider Study released yesterday also revealed 38 percent of those buying domestic vehicles cite the latest technology features as a reason for their purchase, compared with 33 percent of import vehicle buyers. Additionally, the study found domestic vehicle […]

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Four- and five-door five-speed manual-equipped 2014 Ford Fiesta SE manual with the EcoBoost Package are now EPA certified at 32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined. Ford said this makes the Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car; with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, the […]

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After eight days on the Trans-Canada highway, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel and the husband-wife team of Garry Sowerby and Lisa Calvi arrived in Halifax on Friday, August 30 with an average fuel consumption reading of 4.3 liters/100 kilometers (54.70 U.S. mpg). The driver information centre (DIC) “trip A” last reset at the […]

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Hyundai’s and Kia’s issues with overstated Canadian fuel consumption rating had caused many consumers to turn to the country’s Competition Bureau. Both companies had come forward in November of 2012 revealing they were making adjustments to the official fuel consumption ratings of many of their 2011, 2012 and 2013 models. Following this, The Competition Bureau […]

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Ford invites all makers, hackers and developers interested in helping drivers improve their fuel economy to enter the Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. The deadline to enter is July 24. The competition, announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show by Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln, […]

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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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The new 2014 Ford Fiesta SE with the Super Fuel Economy package has achieved 41 mpg in EPA testing. According to Ford, the Fiesta is the only subcompact car to surpass 40 mpg. The fuel economy claim is for the Fiesta SE with the Super Fuel Economy package; that package includes Ford’s 1.6-liter engine and […]

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As of yesterday, mobile app developers who want to help drivers better understand how they use fuel can submit their OpenXC-based apps to the Ford Personalized Fuel Efficiency App Challenge. The challenge runs through July 24, 2013. Later this summer a panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and award $50,000 in cash prizes for […]

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