After numerous automakers have revised fuel economy figures in recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidelines in hopes to increase the accuracy of published MPG estimates. Continue Reading...
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It will cost Hyundai and Kia more than $350 million to settle the government’s two-year investigation into the inflated fuel-economy ratings of some 1.2 million vehicles. Continue Reading...
Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to get more accurate with MPG statistics. Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency’s real-world tests for fuel economy could mean test-track audits. Continue Reading...
Fuel mileage claims may be getting more accurate if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has its way. Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol required for gasoline supply. Continue Reading...
Daimler is petitioning the U.S. government to get more favorable treatment under the new fuel-economy regulations. It wants extra credit for consumption-cutting features like start-stop technology. Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 2012 showed a significant one year increase of 1.4 mpg in fuel economy across vehicles in America, increasing the average fuel economy to its highest yet – 23.8 mpg. Continue Reading...
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about one-quarter of all new vehicles sold today meet the 2016 federal emissions standard, which include a 35.5-mpg average for passenger vehicle fleets. Continue Reading...
Ford’s 47 mpg claims for its two new hybrid models have come into question and now the Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will review the automaker’s claims. Continue Reading...
Is your car or truck falling short of the fuel economy listed on its window sticker? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s your fault! Continue Reading...
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...
Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...
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...
You won’t have to wait until the end of next year to own the Mitsubishi i EV anymore thanks to whopping dealer demand. Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko decided to move the nation-wide U.S. release up by six months from the original date to June 2012. The company also plans to release another electric vehicle by… Continue Reading...
In what might be the most perverse story of the day, the New York Times is reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency is classifying the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe as a compact car, due to their standards for classifying vehicles, which measure interior volume. The same regulation has the Aston Martin DBS classified as a “minicompact” alongside the… Continue Reading...
With automakers currently struggling to meet the 35-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards set in place for 2016, the thought of a 62-mpg CAFE number for 2025 is unimaginable by many. That 62-mpg number, the result of a proposed 3 to 6 percent increase in fleet fuel economy starting in 2017, has just been delayed…. Continue Reading...
Now that they have, Mahindra still wants to rescind the contract between it and GV, but there’s evidence to suggest that the company’s argument won’t hold up in court. Continue Reading...
Now, that clause has come to mean something slightly different: GV, having invested several million dollars up front to secure a distribution network for the trucks is now out in the cold and Mahindra is washing its hands clean. Continue Reading...
Either way, sticker prices could increase by as much as $15,000 per truck once the regulations are enforced. Continue Reading...
The trucks will be powered by a modified version of the ‘Hawk’ 2.2-liter in-line four-cylinder diesel, which will employ exhaust urea injection to help meet US smog requirements. Continue Reading...
It seems that these days we never stop hearing about how fuel efficient some new model is, so it may shock you to learn that the highest mileage model currently on the road was introduced back in 1999. That’s right, the original Honda Insight with its hybrid 3-cylinder engine displacing just 1.0-liters was rated at… Continue Reading...
Several years ago Hyundai announced its plan to be the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. The news was met with much skepticism. But not that long afterward and an impressive new lineup of award-winning vehicles and the Korean automaker has already met its goal and is well on the way to achieving the 2016… Continue Reading...