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Now that we know the price tag of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the car's last big secret is what will be on the EPA mileage sticker. We had a chance to talk with vehicle line director Tony Posawatz at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA and got a little bit of insight into the matter. Posawatz acknowledged that General Motors is very close to a final agreement with the EPA on what must appear on the sticker for the 2011 models.

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2011 Lincoln MKX – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

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It's not all that often that you hear automakers cry out for stronger regulations and stricter guidelines. In fact, the cries typically go the other way, begging for less oversight and looser laws. So, when automakers band together suggesting changes to CAFE guidelines beyond 2016 that would take fuel economy figures to new heights, we should probably listen, right?

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As experts from the automotive industry and government discuss how to determine efficiency ratings for electric vehicles (EVs), they have quickly come to a conclusion that nobody will be happy to hear: it can't be done.

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2010 Audi S4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more realistic reflection of the fuel efficiency of these types of cars, and it's not alone.

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The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more realistic reflection of the fuel efficiency of these types of cars, and it's not alone.

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2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Transit Connect

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TMI. What does that mean? Well, it usually means 'Too Much Information,' but in the case of fuel mileage, there is truly no such thing. Everybody and their brother wants to know what kind of mileage they are likely to get out of their next new car purchase, so we'll take any information we can get. With that in mind, Cars.com has gone to the trouble of calculating the mileage statistics of all the major brands sold in the United States and has sorted them by average miles per gallon. While the l

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