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...

Expensive Fuel Saving Tech to Cause Dramatic Decline in New-Car Buyers: Study

Expensive Fuel Saving Tech to Cause Dramatic Decline in New-Car Buyers: Study
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Sales of smaller cars are on the rise as the average transaction price for a new vehicle continues to climb, recently hitting an all-time high of $30,748. In response to these trends, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has conducted a study revealing the proposed 54.5 mpg CAFE standards for 2025 will cause a significant… Continue Reading...

Land Rover To Embark Upon A ‘Decade of Dieting’

Land Rover To Embark Upon A ‘Decade of Dieting’
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Launching the Range Rover Evoque has been the first step, with the second rumored to be the new, ‘lightened’ Defender, a concept of which is scheduled for introduction at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Continue Reading...

BMW/MINI to Share Hybrid Powertrain Technology

BMW/MINI to Share Hybrid Powertrain Technology
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Now, it would appear that instead, future US bound Minis will get a line of 1.5-liter three-cylinder engines and possibly a plug-in hybrid powertrain. As far the latter is concerned, Mini will partner up with Getrag to produce it and this will likely be a plug-in system, designed to extend the vehicle’s range on electric... Continue Reading...

Report: BMW Looking to Bring Back 4-Cylinder Engines to the U.S.

Report: BMW Looking to Bring Back 4-Cylinder Engines to the U.S.
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BMW is looking at bringing back for-cylinder engines to the U.S. in order to meet tough new fuel-economy regulations. BMW’s engineering boss, Tom Baloga, told Bloomberg that the smaller and more fuel-efficient engines were likely needed in order to meet the Obama Administration’s 2016 CAFE regulations, which call for a new fleet average of 35.5… Continue Reading...

U.S. Automakers Must Adopt Diesels to Meet 2016 CAFE Standards says Bosch CEO

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U.S. Automakers Must Adopt Diesels to Meet 2016 CAFE Standards says Bosch CEO
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The CEO of auto parts supplier Bosch today told a crowd at the National Summit for Clean Transportation that U.S. automakers must adopt diesel technology in order to meet the strict new CAFE standards the Obama Administration has laid out. The new legislation will see fleet averages for passenger cars rise to 35.5 mpg for… Continue Reading...