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...
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After Hyundai and Kia admitted to its false mileage claims, an EPA engineer expects the government to more closely monitor automakers’ fuel economy ratings. Continue Reading...
Changes that will affect car manufacturers and fuel companies could be in the pipeline with the aim to avoid two sets of rules. Continue Reading...
American Honda executive vice president John Mendel had harsh words today for automakers that overstate fuel economy ratings. Continue Reading...
Ford is currently under fire for mileage claims on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models, but the automaker is standing firm by its claims. 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...
As webs meant to catch flies go, the Environmental Protection Agency‘s might soon look tattered and threadbare as its investigation expands to suggest Hyundai and Kia might not be the only brands fudging mpg claims. Continue Reading...
After continued complaints by owners and consumer agencies, an audit by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that no Hyundai or Kia model achieves 40 mpg, a number often touted by the Korean automakers. Continue Reading...
Love it or hate it, the Obama administration’s 54.5 mpg rule will force change in the auto industry’s future as Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is pointing out. Continue Reading...
Part of the growing “performance SUV” niche, Ford’s EcoBoost-equipped Explorer Sport is now EPA certified with 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. Continue Reading...
When you think of a hatchback with 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, good gas milage is probably far from being in the list of top priorities, but would you complain if it came with the package anyway? Continue Reading...
Consumer Watchdog is working with a Hyundai Elantra owner to put the company on the hot seat for its 40 mpg claims, saying the car can’t come close in reality. Continue Reading...
Details about the 2013 Porsche 911 line are expected to be revealed at or before this year’s Paris Auto Show, but fuel milage numbers for the Carrera 4 and 4S are now available online. Continue Reading...
Lets face it, gas is getting expensive and fuel efficient cars are becoming more sought after by new car buyers. Is a hybrid vehicle the answer? Thanks to a new page at fueleconomy.gov, it will become easier to determine if a hybrid is the right choice for you. Continue Reading...
There was a time that potential Porsche owners wouldn’t even concern themselves with fuel efficiency figures, but nowadays mpg figures are important to any educated car buyer. Continue Reading...
Seinfeld coined the term “shrinkage” on May 12, 1994 in reference to George Costanza’s little problem, but Larry David, the show’s storied creator probably never expected automakers to champion the idea, albeit in a mechanical sense. 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...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally approved the first applications in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol, known as E15. This comes after much criticism on the use of E15 with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and the Science Committee in the House of Representatives both stepping in to prevent the… Continue Reading...
Maybe we just wanted an excuse to show a photo of model Adriana Lima with a Kia, but the Korean automaker along with its bigger brother Hyundai have both just been rated as the EPA’s most efficient and cleanest automakers. The Environmental Protection Agency recently published their annual Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel… Continue Reading...
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel estimates are out for BMW‘s new line of 3-Series cars and it looks like they’ve caught the competition with their pants down. The 2012 328i scores an impressive 24 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, that’s a 28 percent improvement in fuel consumption over last year’s model. What’s even better… Continue Reading...