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...

Hyundai, Kia Controversy Grows as Probe Continues

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Hyundai, Kia Controversy Grows as Probe Continues
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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...

2013 Porsche Carrera 4, 4S Release Hinted by EPA

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2013 Porsche Carrera 4, 4S Release Hinted by EPA
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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...

Is a Hybrid is Right For You? New EPA Site Will Tell You

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Is a Hybrid is Right For You? New EPA Site Will Tell You
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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...

2013 Porsche Boxster Officially Rated at 32-MPG Highway

2013 Porsche Boxster Officially Rated at 32-MPG Highway
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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...

2013 Audi A8 3.0T Gets Disappointing EPA Estimate

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2013 Audi A8 3.0T Gets Disappointing EPA Estimate
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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...

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...

EPA Approves E15 Gasoline for Increased Use With Caveat

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EPA Approves E15 Gasoline for Increased Use With Caveat
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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...

KIA and Hyundai Rated EPAs Most Efficient and Cleanest Automakers

KIA and Hyundai Rated EPAs Most Efficient and Cleanest Automakers
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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...

2012 BMW 3 Series Gets 36 MPG Highway Rating

2012 BMW 3 Series Gets 36 MPG Highway Rating
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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...