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    Hyundai pledges to average minimum 50 MPG CAFE standards by 2025
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai is nothing if not ambitious. The Korean automaker announced today that it will continue its efforts to be the most fuel-efficient automaker in America through the next two decades, with plans to achieve a Corporate ...

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    A glass of water a day can help keep your fuel consumption at bay
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    The idea of driving around with a glass of water on your dashboard may seem ludicrous, but if Toyota told you that a single glass of water could help you reduce your fuel consumption by 10 percent, would you think differently? Now, Toyota doesn't want you to literally place a glass of water on ...

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    2011 Ford Edge gets 19/27 mpg EPA ratings, tops mid-size V6 class
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    2011 Ford Edge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 3.5-liter V6 edition of the revamped 2011 Ford Edge has finally received its official fuel mileage ratings from the EPA, and like its more luxurious Lincoln MKX sibling, it has topped its class. The Edge is ranked at 19 miles per ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKX gets 19/26 MPG ratings, Ford claims best-in-class
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    2011 Lincoln MKX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Lincoln MKX delivers 15 percent more horsepower (305 ponies in all) and 12 percent more torque (280 pound-feet) than the outgoing model, and that added power comes with the added bonus of improved efficiency. The ...

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    Report: Obama kicks off drive to enact tough fuel economy standards through 2025
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    A year ago, the White House led the effort to get automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Although the number was eventually pegged at 34.1 mpg, it will actually be slightly lower because of other non-automotive credits that will be applied. One might have ...

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    Blue Oval adds fuel economy coach to MyFord Touch [w/video]
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    Ford Eco Route – Click above for high-res image gallery
    MyFord Touch promises to better connect drivers to their phones and MP3 players as well as the functions that are traditionally controlled by buttons and knobs. The screen will be displayed on a 4.2-inch LCD located directly in front ...

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    Report: Canada reveals first-ever vehicle emissions standards that looks awfully familiar
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    Following the lead of the United States, Canada has reportedly chosen to employ a fuel economy regulation program for the first time ever, and it's virtually identical to ours. According to the Times Colonist, the differences between the two countries' programs are so minute that you could ...

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    New Federal CAFE standards officially released, 34.1 mpg by 2016
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    We knew it was coming. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly released new federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) fuel mileage and greenhouse gas emissions requirements that will cover the 2012 through 2016 model years. The ...

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    Infiniti releases EPA mileage figures for 2011 M sedan
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    2011 Infiniti M – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Infiniti M officially goes on sale next month, and in addition to boasting higher performance numbers and a sleek new exterior design, the EPA has officially released some relatively impressive fuel economy numbers for the ...

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    Hyundai tops list as most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S.
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    Quick – name the most fuel efficient automobile brand in America. Did you say Toyota? Honda? Surely, you're not alone, but incorrect all the same. In fact, the answer is none other than Hyundai, which publicly set out to nab the title just one year ago. According to the United States ...

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    Average new car mpg levels hit record high in August, spurred by Cash for Clunkers
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    The success or failure of the Cash for Clunkers program that recently came to an end here in the United States has been and will continue to be debatable, but at least some good was accomplished by the legislation. According to data compiled by Wards Auto, the average new car fuel mileage hit a ...

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    REPORT: Porsche Panamera will evade gas guzzler tax
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    2010 Porsche Panamera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As far as high-end sports cars go, the Porsche lineup is pretty fuel efficient. Light weight and six-cylinder engines usually do the trick, but those attributes don't exactly describe the new Panamera. The large, four-door ...

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    Consumer Reports tests fuel efficiency vs. speed; Honda Insight biggest loser
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    2010 Honda Insight - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Common sense, right? Absolutely, but it's still helpful to see real-life data, as you'll see by checking out the results of a recent test performed by Consumer Reports. Not all cars perform ...

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    C/D drills down to find out what goes into EPA fuel economy ratings
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever wonder what actually goes into determining the rated fuel economy of a new car or truck? Anyone with a vehicle that's failed to live up to its EPA estimated figures would surely fit into that camp – especially if the car ...

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    From the Clutches of the Grave: Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid rated at 27/30 mpg by EPA
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    Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While perusing the EPA's fuel economy listings, one of our readers stumbled across a vehicle that we didn't even know had been rated. The 2-Mode Hybrid version of the Saturn Vue had initially been scheduled to go into production in ...

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    Next-gen GM six-speed automatic to boost mileage another 5 percent
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    It's only been a year since General Motors launched its 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission for mid-size and compact cars. When it was introduced, this new transmission brought with it a five percent bump in fuel efficiency. The engineers at GM Powertrain are now developing a second generation ...

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    How did GM arrive at 230 mpg for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt?
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    Neither General Motors nor the EPA are making declarative statements about how, exactly, the 2011 Chevy Volt will achieve it's much-touted 230 mpg rating that was announced today. GM's most clear statement (available in full after the break) says that some consumers "may be able to be in pure ...

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    REPORT: Nissan engineers tweaking vehicles to meet Cash-for-Clunkers requirements
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    2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR - Click above for a high-res gallery
    In an effort to sweeten the incentive for those taking advantage of the government's Car Allowance Rebate System (a.k.a. "Cash-for-Clunkers"), Nissan has reportedly sent its engineers back to the lab in order to pinch every last ...

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    REPORT: Toyota's push to build green cars may destroy 17th century Japanese rice paddies
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    Toyota has worked hard to cultivate its image as the "green" automaker. And with so many hybrids on the road, it's hard to argue. Some critics have cited the fact that mining for battery components is bad for the environment and the thousands of miles that massive, CO2-spewing ships travel to park ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy gets its EPA numbers, hits 31 mpg highway
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    2010 Subaru Legacy - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Subaru Legacy is bigger, wider, and more powerful than ever, yet the engineers made a point to increase fuel economy as well. The new Legacy will hit 31 mpg on the highway and 23 around town, but you'll have to opt for the ...

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