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...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… 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...

Fuel Efficient Driving Tips: How to Drive Green

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Fuel Efficient Driving Tips: How to Drive Green
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Is your car using too much gas? Price for gasoline is getting up there, and if you’re not careful enough while driving, you could be spending a lot more than you have to on fuel. There’s some good and bad news for those looking to get better mileage with each tank. First, the good: it… Continue Reading...

EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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A House of Representatives committee introduced a bill that would stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles from the year 2015 onwards, a key part of a national fuel economy program that is actually favored by many automakers. While the bill was supposedly passed in the interest of keeping vehicle prices… Continue Reading...

TrueCar.Com Announces 10 Most Fuel Efficienct Hybrids And Non-Hybrids

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TrueCar.Com Announces 10 Most Fuel Efficienct Hybrids And Non-Hybrids
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TrueCar.com released their rankings of the Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient vehicles in both the hybrid and non-hybrid category, an important distinction according to TrueCar, because “Hybrids offer great fuel economy but most don’t provide the value consumers are seeking.” The hybrid list is predictably topped by the Toyota Prius, followed by the Lexus CT200h… Continue Reading...

Obama Proposes Significant Rise in Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Obama Proposes Significant Rise in Fuel-Efficiency Standards
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Yesterday President Obama announced a new proposal being put forward to increase fuel-economy standards across the board. If enacted, the legislation would see the fleet average for passenger vehicles rise to 35.5 mpg by 2016. Currently automakers are facing an 8 percent increase in fuel-economy standards that would see fleet averages for light-vehicles (cars and… Continue Reading...