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More Fuel Economy Follies

When you spend a year in a bunch of cars, you can start to track facts and figures. In this episode, comparing real-world MPG with what the EPA says.

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Falsified fuel mileage claims limited to cars sold outside the United States.

After checking and re-checking its data, Mitsubishi North America announces that US market cars are cleared of any mpg-related wrongdoing.

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While that's just 1 percent of total fuel consumption, it's no small number.

Roof racks waste increasing amounts of fuel through aerodynamic drag, but better design — and government policy — would help save gas.

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Mitsubishi has falsified fuel economy data of 625,000 small cars, and most were built for Nissan.

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Don't look for a plug-in a Mazda any time soon.

Mazda's Jeff Guyton says that the company's Skyactiv fuel efficiency plan will work, without the immediate need for hybrids or EVs.

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CMU offers the EPA info on how to incorporate self-driving tech into testing.

Incorporating autonomy into EPA driving cycles could influence how automakers program their cars.

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It's not quite the best but among the strongest in the class.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica gets 28 mpg fuel economy highway, 18 mpg city, and 22 mpg combined, which puts it up at the top of current minivans.

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VW scandal spurred Peugeot Citroen's efforts for better diesel efficiency measurement.

French automaker Peugeot Citroen releases more realistic fuel-economy figures for three diesel models.

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How realistic is reaching the 2025 CAFE mandate now?

New-vehicle fuel economy has stayed about the same for the past two years.

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New Cars Were More Efficient Despite Drop In Hybrid, Plug-in Sales

New-vehicle fuel efficiency rose slightly last month as Americans bought fewer trucks and SUVs than in December.

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If You're Wayne Gerdes, Anyway

CleanMPG tests the all-electric range of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and goes 111.9 actual miles on a single charge.

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Gas prices could stay below $3 a gallon through the end of 2016. But then what?

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Improvements On CO2 Emissions Also Plateau, But It's Not All Bad News

Fuel economy and emissions levels for the nation's automakers showed no improvement year over year, according to the latest numbers released by the Environmental Protection Agency. But that doesn't mean manufacturer's are doing a bad job.

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Last Month, The Average Dropped To 25.0 MPG

The new cars we buy in the US are getting consistently worse fuel economy than just a few months ago.

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54 City, 50 Highway, 52 Combined For Most Trims

A Toyota rep confirms the fuel economy for the 2016 Toyota Prius at 54 city, 50 highway, and 52 combined for five of the six trims. The Prius Eco does even better.

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Lower Gas Prices, More SUVs, Bring Overall MPG Down

Fuel-efficiency declines slightly and is getting further away from the August 2014 peak.

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Lower Fuel Prices, Green-Car Purchases Lower Fleeetwide Fuel Efficiency

Fuel economy drops a smidgeon from August, but still far from last August's highs, UMTRI says.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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