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Average U.S. Fuel Economy Flat this Year: Report

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  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...

Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?

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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...

Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?

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Is your vehicle not living up to the promises made on its window sticker? Do your real-world miles per gallon look like the prices on a fast-food value menu? If fuel economy is falling short here are some possible culprits and a few solutions to maximize your MPG. Continue Reading...

Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money

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Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...

Continental Develops Fuel-Saving Electrical System

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Modern vehicles feature electrical systems that operate on 12 volts. This has pretty much been the industry standard since about the mid-1950s. But engineers at Continental are working to really step things up. Continue Reading...

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

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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...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

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Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires. Continue Reading...
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