Automotive supply company Continental has been hard at work developing 48-volt automotive electrical systems. This technology promises huge fuel economy improvements at minimal cost, though it should also deliver these upsides with no sacrifice in driving comfort. Continue Reading...
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Compact cars are getting more and more fuel efficient. Continue Reading...
That MPG figure on your vehicle sticker might not be as accurate as you think. Continue Reading...
In the race to improve efficiency and cut emissions, more and more automakers are turning to forced induction as a way of increasing fuel economy without sacrificing drivability. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
Despite a growing population, global fuel use is projected to decline after the year 2021. By 2035 overall consumption is expected to dip by 4 percent. Continue Reading...
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...
Toyota hopes to boost the efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by as much as 10 percent through a new semiconductor that uses less energy. Continue Reading...
When Tesla’s more affordable electric car reaches consumers, it won’t come with the previously expected Model E name. Continue Reading...
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...
Smaller, more sophisticated engines are on deck at Audi with technologies that will characterize the company’s future products. Continue Reading...
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...
President Barack Obama will outline a timetable today to introduce new fuel efficiency standards in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
Already hailed for their efficiency, Mazda’s “Skyactiv” engines are bound for a second and third generation aimed at further improving fuel economy. Continue Reading...
The average fuel economy value of new light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. during November was 24.8 mpg according to a recent study. Continue Reading...
As Ford strives to become a leader in fuel efficiency, the American automaker plans to integrate start-stop technology across its lineup. Continue Reading...
The American car consumer might be stereotyped as loving brutishly powerful V8 machines, but according to a new survey they actually prefer fuel efficiency over performance. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. last month dropped to 24.6 MPG, down 0.3 MPG from August. Continue Reading...
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has received an impressive 26 MPG city, 38 MPG highway rating from the EPA. Continue Reading...