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May Marked Highest Figure Since Record High Last August

Americans boost new-car fuel-efficiency in May by 0.3 miles per gallon to 25.5 mpg, according to the latest UMTRI report.

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Results Still Mixed As Fewer Light-Duty Trucks, SUVs Meet Current Standards

Consumer Federation says 2025 CAFE standards are "achievable" and that automakers are making progress.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Six-Speed Transmission Helps Mazda Beat Out Honda, Hyundai Models

The next-generation Mazda2 will increase fuel economy by about 15 percent.

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Fuel Efficiency Remains Below August 2014 Peak

New vehicle fuel economy in the US last month averaged 25.4 mpg, up 0.2 mpg from February.

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Fewer Accidents Mean Less Pollution, Right?

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

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Blue Oval's Fuel-Efficiency Emphasis Lures Younger Car Buyers

Younger drivers prefer cars over trucks or SUVs because of fuel efficiency, and they like Ford more than any other automaker, according to a new study from MaritzCX.

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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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Nissan Leaf Sales Fall, While Toyota Green Car Sales Little Changed

US green-car vehicle sales in January fell 8.6 percent from a year earlier, as Ford, General Motors falter.

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CAFE standards aren't likely to change with in 2017's midterm review, Ward's Auto reports, despite falling fuel prices and the negative impact they're having on more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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