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BMW, Peugeot Models Also Notable For Mileage Gap

Mercedes-Benz is the most common practitioner of fuel-economy overstatements, according to report.


A new study released this month from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that the average fuel efficiency of America's fleet has only risen by 3.6 miles per gallon in the last 92 years.


We run through some questions to ask yourself if you are shopping for an electric vehicle. Many factors impact the decision, like whether to go new or used.


State Aims To Have 3% Of New Cars Be Zero Emissions This Year

California hopes to be selling all electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2030.


Humidity, Vehicle Speed, Recirculated Air All Come Into Play

Opening car windows may do more to reduce a vehicle's fuel efficiency than turning on the air conditioner.


Higher Crossover Sales, Lower Alt-Fuel Demand Keeps MPG The Same

US average new-car fuel economy remains unchanged at 25.4 mpg in July, UMTRI says.


Volkswagen and Wayne Gerdes have raised the bar for fuel economy by touring all 48 of the contiguous United States in a Golf TDI on just over 100 gallons of diesel.


Imagine Going From Quebec To Alberta On A Gallon Of Gas

Quebec's Université Laval wins the SAE International Supermileage contest.


The Obama administration has proposed tough new fuel economy standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans.


Audi was disappointed with its diesel-powered racing prototype at Le Mans this year, but it did manage to clock two other records: taking the lap record at the Sachsenring, and cruising 1,158.9 miles on a single tank of diesel.


Old Numbers Said 41 MPG And 102 MPGe

Momentary changes to the spec site for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt suggest that it might get 43 miles per gallon and 106 mpge, rather than the original rating of 41 mpg and 102 mpge. There have been other tweaks, as well.


Mazda has announced EPA fuel economy figures for the new CX-3 subcompact crossover, besting anything else in its class with up to 35 miles per gallon on the highway.


Subaru is making a major investment in its powertrains to comply with the latest fuel economy regulations, and to comply in California, a plug-in hybrid is likely on the way. This might mean more expensive models from the company in the future.


Driving Pair Will Cover Almost 8,500 Miles In 25 Days

Honda looks to set fuel-efficiency record across Europe with Civic Tourer.


Fuel-Efficiency Down 0.6 MPG From August 2014 Peak

The average US new-car fuel economy fell 0.2 miles per gallon to 25.2 mpg for April.


A recent study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that planes are more efficient than cars by a wide margin. The gap between them isn't shrinking quickly, either.


The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata now has its fuel-economy ratings from the EPA, and the roadster sees a 25-percent improvement compared to the previous generation. Either transmission offers 30 mpg combined.


Better Fuel Efficiency, More E-Commerce Has Cut Refueling Expenses

US percentage of GDP spent on gas has plunged since the 1970s as driving mileage has fallen.


Fewer Accidents Mean Less Pollution, Right?

Automakers lobby to get federal government to offer fuel-economy credits for safety features.


Cars Get 20 Percent Better Fuel Economy Than Six Years Ago

The US average fuel economy fell in February to 25.2 miles per gallon, but that's still near the record high.


Far Fewer Gas Guzzlers, Far More Fuel Sippers On The Market

2014 model-year US vehicles averaged 25.3 mpg, a 22-percent jump over your average 2008 car.

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