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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.