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Mitsubishi Motors was ordered Tuesday by the Japanese transport ministry to stop domestic sales of eight more vehicle models due to cheating on fuel economy reporting, according to a Fortune report. Investigation into fuel economy on models including the Pajero, Outlander, and RVR SUVs were lower than stated in marketing catalogs, the ministry reported. That […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to jack up fines for automakers that aren’t meeting fuel economy requirements. The fines imposed on automakers for not meeting the corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE) will more than double next month. NHTSA also told Automotive News that these larger fines will apply to 2015 […]

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While elite carmakers are moving toward hybridization to improve mpg and cut greenhouse gases, there remain many exceptions with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines. Actually, the majority of powerful-to-extremely powerful supercars and luxury vehicles are unencumbered with electrified propulsion – not counting Tesla’s vehicles, which alone avoid petroleum entirely. As the culture and market push back […]

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Nissan Motor is in talks with Mitsubishi Motors to settle a 30-percent stake in the automaker now under investigation for a widening mpg cheating scandal. According to an exclusive report in the Nikkei Asian Review, Nissan will meet Thursday with the Mitsubishi board to settle a proposed $1.84 billion (200 billion yen) commitment to help […]

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Mitsubishi has admitted to submitting falsified fuel economy data for more vehicles than it originally disclosed. The Japanese brand said today that it suspects that nine current models and a number of cars that aren’t sold anymore all have incorrect fuel economy ratings thanks to intentionally manipulated data. Mitsubishi is currently investigating the matter, though […]

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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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