2013 Jaguar XJ Drops V8 for Supercharged Six, Loses 168 HP

Jaguar announced details on its 2013 XJ sport sedan today including the news that its previous 5.0-liter V8 would be replaced with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6.

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Hyundai Petitions for 'National Fuel Efficiency Month'

Acting as the poster boy for fuel efficiency, Hyundai is petitioning the U.S. government to declare August “National Fuel Efficiency Month.”

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Turbocharged Engines Expected to Increase by 1 Million This Year

It’s no secret that automakers and consumers alike are favoring forced induction engines to keep fuel economy and performance intact amid fuel prices that choke up on budgets more every year. 

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New Global Mileage Test Prompted by Discrepancies in Official Figures

Think your car isn’t living up to the official MPG numbers? You’re not the only one, which is why a project is looking at creating a standard global mileage test.

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Available Diesel Models in US to Double by 2015: Bosch Boss Predicts

Demand for diesel-powered passenger cars is growing in the U.S., though it’s still a fraction of the market — a trend Bosch boss Peter Marks sees accelerating in the future.

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Electric Vehicles Save Money, Can Also Pollute Like Gas Cars: Study

Gasoline-powered cars are slowly starting to look like pirates plundering the world for fuel and slashing environmental throats as they go. Thanks to that, the fair maiden electric vehicles with zero-emissions claims and low-cost fueling can easily float in on the smog cloud looking squeaky-clean. But are they?

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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 MPGe rating is determined, especially as the number of electric cars and plug-in electric hybrids on the roads continues to increase.

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Electric Cars May Pollute More Than Gas Models: Study

Electric vehicles probably seem to have a tiny carbon footprint at the surface, but a recent study suggests environmental impact varies in gravity according to where the vehicle is charged.

Automakers tout EVs as zero-emission transportation but that doesn’t mean they don’t have an environmental impact. The issue is that charging creates green house gases, and those emissions aren’t necessarily constant. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, which uses the electric power requirements of the Nissan Leaf as a basis for comparison, there is a significant disparity in greenhouse gases released into the environment depending on the source of the electricity itself.

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New US Army Lab Complex Emphasizes Fuel Efficiency

It seems we’re all becoming a little more fuel conscious these days and that includes the military. While in the past, heavy battle tanks and armored carriers that did eight gallons to the mile were deemed acceptable, that’s apparently no longer the case.

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KIA and Hyundai Rated EPAs Most Efficient and Cleanest Automakers

Maybe we just wanted an excuse to show a photo of model Adriana Lima with a Kia, but the Korean automaker along with its bigger brother Hyundai have both just been rated as the EPA’s most efficient and cleanest automakers.

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks

Trucks aren’t known for fuel economy, but finding a pickup that isn’t a gas hungry beast is a top concern for many truck shoppers. So if you’re looking for a good way to save money, both in terms of overall vehicle cost and especially at the pumps, check out this list of our Top 10 fuel friendly pickups.

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New Vehicles Are 14-Percent More Fuel Efficient Compared to Four Years Ago

An interesting study has just been released by the University of Michigan which compared the average fuel efficiency of vehicles made in 2012 compared to those manufactured in 2008.

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Buick EAssist Fuel Efficiency Apps Let You Play Green

Buick has launched an app for iOS and Android smartphones to help raise MPG awareness. A trio of eAssist Fuel Efficiency smartphone games are packaged into a single app that’s now available to download for free and offers a fun way to hone your driving techniques in order to maximize fuel economy.

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Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market

The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level.

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Mercedes-Benz Tops 2 Million SUVs Sold

Don’t head to the optometrist just yet. If the parking lot outside the California Pizza Kitchen and P.F. Chang’s seems particularly crowded with Mercedes-Benz SUVs, you’re probably seeing just fine.

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