I finally learned the allure of hypermiling and the competitive spirit hybrid cars are capable of stirring. Continue Reading...
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The Obama administration is pushing to lock in fuel efficiency standards before the Trump administration takes over in January. Continue Reading...
Turbo cars rarely get the as-advertised fuel economy figures. Here’s why. Continue Reading...
We sat down with GM insiders to see how it is working to lighten its entire product range to increase fuel efficiency. Continue Reading...
It’s a crazy world we live in where gasoline costs less than milk or even bottled water, but this isn’t something out of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, it’s reality in America today. Continue Reading...
Efficiency matters, but drivers don’t always go for the most economical option when purchasing a new vehicle. The latest average fuel-economy figures for new vehicles sold in the U.S. last month are out and they’re essentially unchanged from January. Continue Reading...
Is diesel’s reputation damaged beyond repair? Continue Reading...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Mazda the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. for the third straight year. Continue Reading...
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...
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...