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21EPA Creates Tool To Help Sell Used Cars

New tool generates MPG stickers similar to those on new cars

The EPA is featuring a new tool online to help sell used cars. The agency teamed up with the Energy Department to create a tool that will generate fuel economy information for used cars that mimics the ones required on all new cars.

494How Stringent Fuel-Economy Rules Are Creating Jobs

ZF's new 9-speed transmission factory provides one example of economic impact

In the age-old debate of whether government regulations help or hinder economic growth, here's one example where more rules have helped create American jobs.

4American Drivers May Have Hit Their Peak

The "Peak Car" theory says U.S. citizens will buy fewer cars

Compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has long been known as the gas guzzler country--the nation of the widest roads, largest vehicles and the least amount of reliable mass transit for the geography. That image could be changing, according to a new study that says driving in the U.S. has already peaked and will decline.

12Small Cars Don't Always Deliver The Best Fuel Economy

A midsize sedan can offer better fuel economy as well as other benefits

A new study shows you don't have to sacrifice legroom for fuel economy.

28Key To Better Fuel Efficiency May Lie In Carpools, Not Hybrids

New study says fuel efficiency of vehicles has improved more than efficiency of drivers

Cars on American roads have improved their fuel economy. The people who drive them? Not so much.

38Hyundai And Kia Facing Lawsuits Over Exaggerated Fuel Economy Claims

Decision expected within a few weeks

After revealing they had exaggerated fuel-economy claims on approximately 900,000 vehicles in November, Hyundai and Kia rolled out a gift-card program to compensate customers for their extra gas expenses.

AddAverage U.S. Family Spent Nearly $3,000 On Gas Last Year

Americans spent 4 percent of their paychecks at gas pump in 2012

Even as cars become more fuel efficient, the cost of gasoline is still claiming a bigger percentage of the average American paycheck.

2Further Scrutiny Ahead For Auto Industry's MPG Claims

Hyundai and Kia's fuel economy exaggerations could be tip of iceberg, experts say

Apologies came early and often from Hyundai CEO John Krafcik this week.

80Audi Working On Car That Will Get 282 Miles Per Gallon

Would be most fuel-efficient car on mass market

In the future, 2012 may be remembered as the year fuel economy rose to the forefront of the American auto industry.

33Fuel Economy Of New Cars Reaches All-Time High In United States

6.1 billion gallons of gas have been saved in past 5 years

Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States has reached an all-time high according to a University of Michigan study.

135New Chevrolet Silverado Debuts In December

All-new pickup needs to wow consumers and offer lots of new features

Chevrolet will take the wraps off of its new 2014 Silverado Dec. 13 at a special event in Detroit.

96How To Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

A British company is doing just that

You know all about fuel-efficient alternatives to combat high gas prices. There are plug-in hybrids and electric cars, clean diesel and biodiesel. There's compressed natural gas and biomass and algae-based fuels. Now comes another development that makes those seem downright past their prime.

2Electric Vehicles May Play Smaller Role In Helping Industry Reach 54.5 MPG Standard

Experts say other factors will improve fuel economy more than EVs

Automakers are examining every conceivable option as they stretch to make their cars meet 54.5 miles per gallon, per a government mandate, over the next 13 years. Surprisingly, electric vehicles might not play a prominent role in their plans.

11With 47 MPG Combined, Ford Fusion Claims Most Fuel-Efficient Sedan Title

EPA rating helps Fusion stand out in crowded segment

Last week, Toyota stole headlines from Ford when the Camry sedan eked past the F-150 pickup to claim best-selling vehicle honors halfway though 2012. Today, it's Ford's turn to win back plaudits.

4578 Million New Cars Will Use Start-Stop Technology In Next 5 Years

New to most U.S. drivers, the technology aids automakers in reaching 34.1 MPG standard

As automakers stretch to improve fuel economy, consumers will face all sorts of new technology including one that will take some getting used to because it shuts the engine down at red-lights.

4Ford Focus ST Hits 32 Miles Per Gallon

Sporty Compact Bests VW GTI and Mazda Speed3

The much-anticipated 2013 Ford Focus ST will get 32 miles per gallon on the highway, Ford officials said today.

462Honda Wins Appeal Of Ruling In Civic Hybrid MPG Case

Judge calls company advertising 'puffery,' but says ultimately not misleading on fuel economy

A judge has overturned a ruling that allowed a California woman to collect nearly $10,000 from Honda in small-claims court because her vehicle received lower-than-advertised fuel economy.

23As Gas Prices Rise, So Do Sales Of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Effect has been "dramatic," according to Ford spokesperson

The recent surge in gas prices across the country has brought similar surge in the number of car shoppers seeking fuel-efficient vehicles. The effect has been "dramatic," Ford spokesperson Erich Merkle said.

7Saturday Brings Key Deadline For Honda Civic Hybrid Owners Disappointed in Fuel Economy

After one woman's small-claims court success, number of individual lawsuits may rise

Since an improbable victory over Honda last week in a California small-claims court, a woman who sued over the disappointing fuel economy on her Civic hybrid says she has fielded hundreds of inquiries from disgruntled owners asking how they can follow in her footsteps.

AddCheck out the EPA's new electric vehicle page

We're guessing our regular readers have been to the EPA's Fueleconomy.gov site before, but if you haven't visited in a while, there is a lot of new content worth checking out. Most notably is a new page dedicated solely to electric vehicles.

AddEPA Says Fuel Economy Is Up, CO2 Down

But New Report Comes With Caveats

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