Every automaker that sells cars in the US was handed a challenge last year from the President, tasked to cut the average fuel economy of their entire fleet to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Continue Reading...
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With the new fuel standards to hit a nominal average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers are working hard to improve the fuel efficiency across their lineups. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
For the Escape and the Fusion, which currently represent the volume segments, Ford will offer both 1.6 and 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, with a 2.0-liter unit also set aside for the compact Focus. Continue Reading...
This expands an existing relationship between the two companies, whereby LG has been involved on battery development for the Chevy Volt and it’s Euro market counterpart the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera. Continue Reading...
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...
Today’s four-cylinder engines are much more refined and powerful, to the point that the old adage ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’ doesn’t really apply any more. Continue Reading...
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...
There’s a good deal of logic to this. Magnesium is currently one of the most abundant elements on earth and is 36 percent lighter than aluminum. Continue Reading...
That robust formulation is also designed to improve heat resistance and the reduce risk of thermal breakdown under high heat situations – i.e. turbocharged and supercharged engines. Continue Reading...
However, from our observations, the tone of the wording in this statement indicates that perhaps, the rumors might just have some traction, especially in light of upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Continue Reading...
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...
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...