Real-World MPG Off 25 Percent from Official Estimates: Study

Real-World MPG Off 25 Percent from Official Estimates: Study
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According to a recent study by the International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT), official and “real-world” fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for passenger vehicles had an average discrepancy of 25 percent in 2011. Continue Reading...

New Average MPG Record set in March

New Average MPG Record set in March
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Consumer preferences are taking a clear step towards efficient gas consumption according to a new study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. March saw several manufacturers set new sales records, which in turn pushed the average fuel consumption of every car sold to a record high 24.1 miles per gallon. Gas prices have been driving… 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...

Chrysler Reserves Diesel Engines For Large Vehicles

Chrysler Reserves Diesel Engines For Large Vehicles
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The fuel wars are heating up as automakers search for new ways to squeeze more mileage out of their cars. While some might take this chance to preach doom and gloom for future cars, Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne isn’t ready to call the Road Warrior just yet. Some companies are turning to electric vehicles, others… Continue Reading...

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy

2012 Mitsubishi i Ranks Best In Fuel Economy
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  Behold, the new bar for fuel economy: 126 highway miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Which car is championing these figures? The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Guide ranked the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle at the top for fuel consumption. The competing Nissan Leaf stacks up 13 MPGe lower at a still… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Accord Tries To Outshine The Recently Released Toyota Camry

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2012 Honda Accord Tries To Outshine The Recently Released Toyota Camry
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With the debut of the all new 2012 Toyota Camry yesterday (review here), Honda’s Accord soldiers on for another model year mostly unchanged save for the addition of a Special Edition (SE) trim level. All Accord models will also receive a USB audio interface for 2012. The Honda Accord will also receive four engine variations ,… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Transit Connect Rated At 22/27 MPG

2012 Ford Transit Connect Rated At 22/27 MPG
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t Today, the Ford Transit Connect is targeted at taxi and delivery business where fuel efficiency is a top priority. Initially, the small van was rated for 21 mpg on the city and 26 mpg in the highway. For 2012 Transit Connectgets a 1 mpg bump in each category, for a ratings of 22 mpg… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Squeezes An Extra 2 MPG Out Of The Cruze

Chevrolet Squeezes An Extra 2 MPG Out Of The Cruze
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The engineers from General Motors have miraculously managed to improve the Chevrolet Cruze’s fuel economy by an additional 2 mpg. The Chevy already has a Cruze Eco option that delivers 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway when fitted with the six-speed manual transmission. For the 2012 model, Chevrolet has bumped the highway mileage rating of the Cruze model… Continue Reading...

Obama Administration Targeting 62-MPG CAFE Standard by 2025

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Obama Administration Targeting 62-MPG CAFE Standard by 2025
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The Obama Administration is considering strict new fuel economy regulations that would make the 35.5-mpg 2016 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards seem like an easy target to reach. The far-reaching new target would see a 62-mpg CAFE standard set in place for 2025. A preliminary proposal indicating as much was released late last week,… Continue Reading...

Report: Obesity Effects Automobile Safety and Fuel Economy

Report: Obesity Effects Automobile Safety and Fuel Economy
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We all know that obesity has an adverse effect on our health, but did you know that is also has a detrimental effect on fuel economy and car safety? Those are the findings coming out of a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). General findings from this new report… Continue Reading...