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39Pay a visit to Elio Motors factory, where life is returning

We're One Year Out From Job One, Apparently

Elio Motors continues to move forward on building a high-efficiency three-wheeled vehicle for the masses. For proof, take a look at a new local news clip of the inside of an old General Motors factory in Shreveport, LA. This is where Elio is going to build the lightweight, 84-mile-per-gallon vehicle, and it has started opening the doors to the media.

14Public in favor of higher truck fuel efficiency standards

But 26 Percent Say They're Against Cleaner Trucks

Yes, the most recent poll results from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) were about as predictable as asking Americans whether they wanted more sunlight or to lose a few pounds. Indeed, when one asks John Q. Public whether he's in favor of better fuel economy for semi trucks, well, the result's likely to be affirmative. To us, it's the 26 percent who were not in favor of more fuel-efficient trucks that have some explaining to do.

63EPA wants actual road-test results to fix auto fuel economy estimates [w/poll]

The agency thinks the new approach will result in more realistic ratings, especially for hybrids.

39Ford not backing down on MPG-based marketing strategy

EcoBoost, Hybrids Will Still Be Highlighted In Future Ads

The Blue Oval may have to back off a bit from the green messaging. Ford has had to lower fuel-economy ratings on a number of 2013 and 2014 model-year vehicles, namely its hybrids. And that may force the US automaker to rethink some of its marketing strategy, Automotive News reports.

253What's this, a bipartisan proposal to increase the US gas tax?

Senators Corker (R) And Murphy (D) Want To Tie It To Inflation

It would be the first federal hike in gas taxes since 1993.

484Debunking Some Popular Gas-Saving Myths

The real way to keep your milage high and fuel costs low this summer

The summer road trip season is here, and according to AAA, we can expect gas prices to soar. Barring natural disasters or geopolitical problems, consumers can expect to see prices to hover around last summer's high of $3.55 and $3.70 per gallon. How can you have your fun in the sun while avoiding pain at the pump?

8Mercedes-Benz cut fleetwide emissions by 4.3 percent last year

Mercedes-Benz says it reduced its fleetwide vehicle emissions by 4.3 percent last year. Of course, the German automaker has another 29 percent to go to meet the European Commission's 2020 mandate. But who's counting?

AddEPA says Mazda's 27.5 mpg average makes it most fuel-efficient automaker in US

Zoom-Zoom, indeed. Toyota may be the world's biggest maker of hybrids and Nissan may be making big strides on the plug-in front with increased sales of its Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, but it's Japanese automaker Mazda that has once again topped the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient automakers selling vehicles in the US, increasing its Model Year 2012 average by half a mile per gallon compared to MY2011.

5Volvo finds eco-driving improves fuel economy 10-15% in trucks

Getting drivers to change their behavioral patterns is quite difficult, but the fuel economy payoff can be huge. Consumer Reports has been informing passenger car drivers about the consequences of hitting the gas pedal, and now the Volvo Group is participating in a project to improve commercial truck driver behavior.

186Most Fuel Efficient Production Car Ever Hits The Streets

The Volkswagen XL1 achieves 261 miles per gallon

The most fuel efficient and aerodynamic production car ever built, the Volkswagen XL1, tore up the streets of New York this week while on its three city tour of the U.S., according to The New York Daily News.

71Toyota to buck engine downsizing trend, may go larger and turbo-free

Turbocharging isn't really Toyota's specialty, and the Japanese automaker isn't being shy about acknowledging it. Koei Saga, a senior managing officer in charge of drivetrain research and development, says that eschewing turbos and increasing displacement of engines using the Atkinson cycle can produce better power gains without sacrificing fuel economy, Automotive News reports.

21EPA Creates Tool To Help Sell Used Cars

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.

4American Drivers May Have Hit Their Peak

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.

51Average new-car fuel economy figures continue record pace

Manufacturers are making more efficient cars and trucks; we've known that to be true for some time. Nearly every new car has some sort of trick to eke a few extra miles out of every gallon of fuel. Whether that be turbocharging, active aerodynamics or hybrid technology/electrified powertrains, the fact is that our vehicles are more efficient than ever before.

12Small Cars Don't Always Deliver The Best Fuel Economy

A midsize sedan can offer better fuel economy as well as other benefits

A new study shows you don't have to sacrifice legroom for fuel economy.

AddDiesel benefits shrink as gas engines get more fuel-efficient, torquier

Could all of the work some automakers are doing to increase diesel engine adoption in the US be going up in a cloud of smoke? Maybe so, as torquier and more fuel-efficient gasoline engines and cheapening hybrid technology are cutting into what had been perceived as the advantages of diesel drivetrains, the Detroit News says.

28Key To Better Fuel Efficiency May Lie In Carpools, Not Hybrids

New study says fuel efficiency of vehicles has improved more than efficiency of drivers

Cars on American roads have improved their fuel economy. The people who drive them? Not so much.

7Fuel-saving, self-driving trucks on the road in Japan

Readers of a certain age might remember those bumper stickers with Yosemite Sam toting two six-shooters and yelling "Back Off!" He wasn't yelling "So you can burn more fuel!" but researchers are looking at how tailgating could save gas, and, in this case, are working with big rigs.

38Hyundai And Kia Facing Lawsuits Over Exaggerated Fuel Economy Claims

Decision expected within a few weeks

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.

22Does Zipcar's "Gas Is On Us" encourage waste?

When you watch the Zipcar video "How to Zip: Fill 'er Up" (embedded below) you'll see a Zipcar customer finding out he needs to stop at a gas station. There's a Zipcar co-pilot in the backseat who gives him friendly, detailed instructions on how to get reimbursed for filling up the gas tank.

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