Hyundai, Kia to Pay $350 Million Over False MPG Claims

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. 

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Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

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.

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Global Fuel Consumption Expected to Drop

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.

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Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines

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.

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Toyota to Boost Hybrid Efficiency 10% With New Chips

Toyota hopes to boost the efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by as much as 10 percent through a new semiconductor that uses less energy.

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What MPGe Is – And How To Figure Plug-in Energy Costs

The measurement of “miles per gallon equivalent” (MPGe) is a solution federal agencies decided upon a few years ago to help shoppers compare energy costs for plug-in vehicles to fuel costs for conventional vehicles.

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Tesla Drops 'Model E' Trademark

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

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California Considering Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax

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.

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Audi Developing New Fuel-Saving Engine Technology

Smaller, more sophisticated engines are on deck at Audi with technologies that will characterize the company’s future products. 

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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? 

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New Efficiency Rules Expected for HD Trucks by 2016

President Barack Obama will outline a timetable today to introduce new fuel efficiency standards in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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How Does a CVT Work?

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.

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What is the Most Fuel Efficient Minivan?

Nothing screams “commitment” or “responsibility” louder than a minivan, well, maybe a saggy pair of elastic-waist mom jeans but who’s counting?

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Mazda Skyactiv 2 Engines to Bring 30 Percent MPG Boost

Already hailed for their efficiency, Mazda’s “Skyactiv” engines are bound for a second and third generation aimed at further improving fuel economy. 

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November New Car Average Fuel Economy Hits 24.8 MPG

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.

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