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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.

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.

532011 Ford Explorer with EcoBoost 2.0-liter delivers 30% better fuel economy than V6

Ford has got the gas mileage goods on its 2011 EcoBoost-powered Explorer, and it's news you might like if you want one: you'll get 30 percent better mileage with the inline-four than you could with the outgoing V6. Ford did, however, leave a key detail out of the press release touting this: it didn't reveal the actual mileage number, "pending EPA certification."

11Freightliner debuts RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control

The next step in cruise control comes courtesy of Freightliner semis and GPS data company NAVTEQ. Freightliner broadened communication between the cruise control and map data: the GPS transmits information on the road ahead up to a mile, and then the cruise control computes the best speed at which to cover the distance with the greatest fuel efficiency.

10Autogas Chevrolet Matiz Concept = LPG for the masses

Click above for a high-res gallery of the fahgmitgas Matiz LPG Concept

72Ward's columnist wonders if Americans can handle the truth about gas taxes

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Can_You_Handle_the_Truth_About_High_Gas_Taxes'; People have always had something of an aversion to hard truths. Most Americans say they want their country to get off foreign oil or help the environment, but when it comes to the bottom line, they want cheap fuel. And when the prices on gas pumps start to dip, consumer interest in smaller more efficient vehicles tends to go out the window. Understandably, drivers everywhere tend to make vehicle purchasing d

33Prius schmius -- try an Austin-Healey Sprite and 36 mpg

Of course your wallet hurts every time you have to fill the car up. Nevertheless, in these trying times we must always remember the words of Fernando Lamas: it is better to look good than to feel good. Cars That Matter has put together a list of classic automobiles that get anywhere from 21 to 48 mpg, which means you can look good while you save money.

51One MPG is not enough: Automakers desperate to make a gallon go further

If anyone were to come along and do an updated version of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing," the could change the background vocal from "I want my MTV" to "I want my MPG" or "I want my low Cd." Coefficient of drag, that is. Carmakers are taking every step they can, starting with aerodynamics, to give cars better gas mileage right now while they wait for more substantial technologies to come online in the near future.

AddYamaha adds scooter fuel mileage estimates to its website

Yamaha is not the first manufacturer to tout the fuel efficiency of its line of scooters, but it is the first to go so far as to list the estimated fuel mileage on each of its website's product pages. Scooter riders will be happy to see that Yamaha is claiming 124 miles per gallon from its Zuma, though its two-stroke engine likely emits more pollutants than a comparable four-stroke. Thankfully, both the Vino Classic and C3 use four-strokers and still do better than 100 miles per gallon. If highe

AddHigh gas prices causing scooter "grudge purchases"

Click on the image above for high-resolution shots of the Aprilia Scarabeo 200

12Mercedes mulling blown four-cylinder for C-Class in the States

When the C-Class predecessor launched, it was known as the 190 and carried a four-cylinder powerplant underhood. Mercedes is now considering a return to four-pots in the U.S. market as the price of fuel continues to soar. MBZ is reportedly already testing a 1.4-liter carrying a supercharger, which is strange when you consider there's already a 1.8-liter blown four-cylinder on sale in Europe. The C180 Kompressor seems like it'd be the easy way to get fours back into the U.S. lineup, but Mercedes

67BMW 520d beats Prius in gas mileage

Readers of London's Sunday Times kept telling the auto reporters that the official mileage numbers for the Prius were overstated by about 15 imperial mpg. Intrigued, the Times decided to test things out by running a Prius against a BMW 520d with regenerative braking from London to Geneva, a 460-mile trip. Then they added 100 miles of urban running to give the Prius a chance to recover ground on its proper turf.

Add"Improves gas mileage by..." yeah, we've heard that one before!

Be skeptical! Out of 93 fuel saving devices or additives were recently tested in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by the EPA, and out of those, just 10 were found to increase fuel mileage, and then only slightly. Unfortunately, 4 of those 10 also increased emissions. The results of the report are that none of the tested products met with approval from the EPA. The moral of the story is that these days, manufacturers have probably done what they can to make your mileage as high as it can be while delivering

21Gov't forgot to change Gas Guzzler tax

Back in December, we told you about the new method the government would be using to calculate fuel mileage. For the first time in twenty years, they decided to make changes to better reflect real-world driving conditions and driver behaviors. The changes went into effect starting with 2008 model year cars, and are evident in the newly styled window stickers on those vehicles (shown above). We correctly surmised that most estimates would go down by some degree using this new formula. In our comme

34Columnist discovers used Civic more frugal than new Prius

A columnist for The Economist confirms what many of us thought was obvious. New is not necessarily better and it's good to keep your nose clean.

46Bill proposed to raise fuel economy standards 4% a year through 2018

U.S. Representative Ed Markey, D-Mass., is introducing a bill today that will require automakers to raise their fuel economy standards by 4% a year starting in late 2009 for cars and late 2011 for trucks. The key word here is "require," as President Bush proposed a similar plan that was more of a really strong suggestion with a few loopholes than an actual law with penalties for not being followed.

34Motorcycles getting second looks as gas prices rise

While some people are trading in their SUVs or even large cars for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, others are abandoning four wheels for two. Heritage Harley Davidson owner Toby O’Brien has noted an increase in the number of people coming into his store and purchasing motorcycles after selling off their SUVs. “With a bike you're getting up to 40 miles a gallon so you're saving significantly so a lot of people are taking advantage of that,” says O’Brien.

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