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36Chevy Volt and 230 mpg: Negative reactions abound, but not from Bob Lutz

GM CEO Fritz Henderson was all smiles when he announced the Chevy Volt's 230 mpg city rating yesterday. But the Internet digested the news in its own way, and there was some understandable confusion and criticism of the very big, very bold claim. The EPA was the most official source to put a damper on GM's numbers, but that was mostly a way to say that it's too early to tell. GM representatives were very clear to us that they don't see the 230 number as unrealistic or setting Volt fans up for di

4Automakers finding their greener side in new fuel economy ads

Gas prices may be dipping downward again, but with the Senate's CAFE debate last week and further MPG standards news ahead, automakers in American have realized the time is right to give a vehicle's MPG numbers top billing in their advertisements. Automotive News (subs req'd) breaks it down.

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