Hyundai, Kia to pay $350 Million Over False MPG Claims

Hyundai, Kia to pay $350 Million Over False MPG Claims
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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...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures
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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...

Daimler Wants “Credit” for Fuel-Economy Improvements

Daimler Wants “Credit” for Fuel-Economy Improvements
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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...

2012 Fuel Economy Highest Ever at 23.8 MPG: EPA

2012 Fuel Economy Highest Ever at 23.8 MPG: EPA
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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...

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...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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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...

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...

Mitsubishi i EV U.S. Release Moved Up

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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...

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Is A Compact Car According To EPA

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Is A Compact Car According To EPA
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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...

Feds Delay on 62-MPG CAFE Rules for 2025

Feds Delay on 62-MPG CAFE Rules for 2025
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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...

Global Vehicles Orders $35 Million Worth of Mahindra Trucks for U.S. Sale

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Global Vehicles Orders $35 Million Worth of Mahindra Trucks for U.S. Sale
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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...

Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer

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Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer
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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...

Heavy-Duty Truck Prices Could Jump $15,000 in Order to Meet CAFE Regulations

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Heavy-Duty Truck Prices Could Jump $15,000 in Order to Meet CAFE Regulations
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Either way, sticker prices could increase by as much as $15,000 per truck once the regulations are enforced. Continue Reading...

Mahindra Granted EPA Certification for Pickup; U.S. Sales Expected to Follow

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Mahindra Granted EPA Certification for Pickup; U.S. Sales Expected to Follow
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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...

EPA Releases Fuel Economy Top 10 Since 1984: Original Honda Insight Still Number 1

EPA Releases Fuel Economy Top 10 Since 1984: Original Honda Insight Still Number 1
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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...

Report: Hyundai Most Fuel Efficient Automaker in the U.S.

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Report: Hyundai Most Fuel Efficient Automaker in the U.S.
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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...
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