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Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules are working to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy and this is good for everybody. That about sums findings today by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) which said 15 of the 16 major auto companies selling in the U.S. met or exceeded their 2015 fuel economy performance, and […]

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The average of window stickers from cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks bought last month in the U.S. was 25.3 mpg, and February’s revised value was exactly the same. This update comes via Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, director and project manager respectively of the University of Michigan’s department of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at […]

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If you ever thought “sporty” and “Prius” were mutually exclusive terms, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback aims to remedy that. Now entering its 16th year in the U.S. and approaching two decades since the quintessential hybrid car was introduced in Japan in 1997, Toyota has declared the 2016 Prius is no longer just about […]

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It’s been said with reference to certainties in life, only death and taxes are assured, which means your EPA-estimated mpg is definitely not guaranteed. While in recent years we’ve heard of automakers including Ford and Hyundai/Kia paying out for failing to meet mpg estimates they certified on window stickers, this was because of procedural errors […]

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Compact cars are getting more and more fuel efficient. Although the U.S. won’t reach President Barack Obama’s goal of having one-million plug-in vehicles on the roads by the end of the year, standard gasoline engines are becoming more efficient as a result of electrified vehicles. In order to compete with automakers offering hybrids, plug-in hybrids […]

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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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There’s been much speculation about how well Ford will do with its upcoming Mustang models. Between criticism over adopting an independent rear suspension, speculation over dramatic weight increases (which have largely been proven false) to whether customers will buy-in to the existence of a four-cylinder model for the first time in over 20 years. As […]

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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Ford’s 2014 C-Max Hybrid continues forward with minor efficiency enhancing tweaks for the hatch that launched as a new model in September 2012. In the U.S., the front-wheel-drive C-Max is only available in hybrid form, but in Europe it’s available with other conventional powertrains. The EPA classifies it as a “large” car. Ford’s purpose in […]

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