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...

Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

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Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets
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Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE for short, is a series of regulations designed to improve the efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States. Automakers will be required to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. Continue Reading...

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines
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Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker. Continue Reading...

Tesla Drops ‘Model E’ Trademark

Tesla Drops ‘Model E’ Trademark
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When Tesla’s more affordable electric car reaches consumers, it won’t come with the previously expected Model E name. Continue Reading...

California Considering Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax

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California Considering Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax
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California motorists that spend a lot of time on the road could be in for a shock. The state’s legislature is considering a bill that would explore a tax based on vehicle miles traveled or VMT for short. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there?  Continue Reading...

How Does a CVT Work?

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How Does a CVT Work?
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Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion. Continue Reading...

What is the Most Fuel Efficient Minivan?

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What is the Most Fuel Efficient Minivan?
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Nothing screams “commitment” or “responsibility” louder than a minivan, well, maybe a saggy pair of elastic-waist mom jeans but who’s counting? Love ‘em or loathe ‘em these versatile vehicles are designed to excel at hauling, whether it’s taking a passel of kiddies to soccer practice after school or hauling a load of building material home… 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...

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy
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Modern vehicles are expensive, and it’s not just the gigantic figure on the window sticker that hurts. You have to consider the price of everything else involved with automobile ownership. Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Prius to Launch ‘New Era’ of Toyota Hybrids

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Next-Gen Prius to Launch ‘New Era’ of Toyota Hybrids
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When it comes to hybrids, Toyota is the undisputed king. The Japanese automaker’s ultra-efficient Prius is practically the gold standard when it comes to economical motoring, but just because they’ve been successful over the past 15 years doesn’t mean they’re slowing down. Continue Reading...
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