Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

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Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets
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Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE for short, is a series of regulations designed to improve the efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States. Automakers will be required to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. Continue Reading...

In the Future, Will All Vehicles be Turbocharged?

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In the Future, Will All Vehicles be Turbocharged?
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More and more automakers are leaving naturally aspirated engines behind for units with turbochargers or superchargers. Is this the new trend moving forward, or just a fad?  Continue Reading...

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

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Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
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With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend,… Continue Reading...

RAM Marks 2M Cummins Engines, Marchionne Speaks to Diesel’s Future

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RAM Marks 2M Cummins Engines, Marchionne Speaks to Diesel’s Future
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It wasn’t so long ago that diesel engines conjured images of black smoke belching trucks with exhaust stacks sticking out the sides. Continue Reading...

Fisker Karma Surpasses 2025 CAFE Standards

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Fisker Karma Surpasses 2025 CAFE Standards
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently finalized its 2025 fuel economy target under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Fisker was proud to announce that its Karma model already surpasses that target. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost Certified at 32-MPG Highway

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost Certified at 32-MPG Highway
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Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost turbocharging and direct injection gas engines hard in recent years, aiming to significantly improve its fleet wide fuel economy to meet CAFE targets while maintaining performance. Continue Reading...

EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

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EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers
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  Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America. Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined. An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves… Continue Reading...

Where do MPG Ratings Come From?

Where do MPG Ratings Come From?
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Every new car has a bit of paper full of numbers stuck to it. No, not the price tag, the other piece of paper… the EPA label. Displaying the car’s rated fuel economy, these numbers can make or break a car buyer’s decision. Ever wonder how those numbers are determined? Read on. When a car… Continue Reading...

California Rules 15% of Car Sales Must be Zero-Emissions by 2025

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California Rules 15% of Car Sales Must be Zero-Emissions by 2025
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Just when CAFE loosened standards and lowered from 56.5 MPG to 54 MPG by 2025, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has decided to propose new and more stringent conditions for automakers that sell cars in California. The California Air Resources Board will not only enforce CAFE, but will also require at least 15.4 percent of… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Achieves CAFE Number Early, Stands By Elantra MPG Claims

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Hyundai Achieves CAFE Number Early, Stands By Elantra MPG Claims
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Hyundai might still be under fire by consumers that aren’t having such stellar mpg results with their Elantra, but the Korean automaker had no problems announcing that they’ve achieved the 36-mpg corporate average fuel economy four years ahead of the US government’s rule for 2016. Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik refuses to step down from… Continue Reading...

Audi A8 3.0T, Diesel Coming to America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Audi A8 3.0T, Diesel Coming to America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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This will mark the first time that either engine has been offered in the A8, though with some 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque on tap, the V6 Turbo should prove no slouch. Continue Reading...

Hyundai CEO Bemoans CAFE Loopholes, Halo Sports Cars

Hyundai CEO Bemoans CAFE Loopholes, Halo Sports Cars
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Hyundai CEO John Krafcik will keep his company’s focus on being a fuel economy leader, and has ruled out a high-performance sports car, even as he discussed the various ways in which the new CAFE regulations can be gamed to produce low fleet fuel economy ratings. With large vehicles being held to less stringent standards… Continue Reading...

VW Denounces New CAFE Regulations, Claims They’re Biased Towards Large Trucks

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VW Denounces New CAFE Regulations, Claims They’re Biased Towards Large Trucks
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Most automakers have gotten in line with the White House and accepted (even welcomed) the new CAFE regulations. Not Volkswagen. In fact, they criticize the new CAFE standards as being biased towards trucks—which of course, they don’t build. The proposal “places an unfairly high burden on passenger cars, while allowing special compliance flexibility for heavier… Continue Reading...

Major Japanese Automakers Agree To New CAFE Standards

Major Japanese Automakers Agree To New CAFE Standards
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Toyota, Honda, and Nissan all support the White House’s revised CAFE standards, but still view market response as an obstacle. All three companies dabble in hybrids or electric vehicles, so it’s less of a surprise that they’re willing to accept these higher standards. All three CEOs of their North American divisions have issued statements, to… Continue Reading...

White House Pushes For Quick CAFE Approval

White House Pushes For Quick CAFE Approval
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The White House announced earlier that it would be lowering its CAFE standard from 56.5 MPG to 54. The proposal, however, won’t be finalized until Friday—and until then, the White House is looking towards automakers to approve the change. Automakers have yet to officially endorse the new limits, but many are expected to favor any CAFE… Continue Reading...

White House Lowers CAFE 2025 Target to 54.5 MPG

White House Lowers CAFE 2025 Target to 54.5 MPG
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After much debate, the White House has lowered its CAFE target for 2025 from 62 MPG to 54.5. The original 62 MPG figure has been dragged through the dirt before, having previously been lowered to 56.2 before this current figure. But now, the 1.7-mpg drop helps ease the concerns, however slightly, expressed by the auto… Continue Reading...

GM To Emphasize Fuel Economy For Upcoming Models

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GM To Emphasize Fuel Economy For Upcoming Models
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Having launched a spate of new passenger cars recently, including the Cruze and Sonic, GM is now turning its attention to trucks, with new full-size pickups due in 2013 for the ‘14 model year, followed shortly by big SUVs and for GMC, a small crossover, the Granite. Continue Reading...
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