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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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Contrary to perception, the EPA hasn't ruled on mandating a 54.5-mpg fleet average for 2025. The EPA won't make a decision on it until 2018.

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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.

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Next-Gen Volt Could Also Get 106 MPGe, 42 Miles Per Gallon

Rumors say the 2016 Chevy Volt will come with a 53-mile electric range, 106 MPGe, and 42 miles per gallon. These are all boosts from the first-gen model.

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High-MPG Trike Could Be Part Of Highest-Grossing Equity Crowdfund In History

Elio Motors raises almost $19 million in crowdfunding investments for it's high-MPG three-wheeler in three weeks.

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We're Doing Worse In The Last 6 Months, But Way Better Than 2007

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute calculates the average MPG of new cars sold in the US, and finds that June was worse than May.

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Light-weighting, 8-Speed Transmissions May Do The Trick

Automakers may need to invest another $1,500 or so in midsize sedans in order to meet 2025 fuel-economy standards.

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Company Builds New Engine To Test Better Efficiency

Elio Motors is working on P5, its fifth-generation prototype of the 84-mpg, $6,800 three wheeler that's due in the middle of 2016.

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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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PHEV SUV's All-Electric Range Will Be About 27 Miles

Volvo's plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 SUV will get 112 miles per gallon-equivalent.

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Over 1,357 Mostly Highway, Miles, We Get 42 MPG

Over 1,300 miles in a diesel-powereed Chevy Cruze between Michigan and West Virginia, our columnist find a deeper appreciation for oil burners.

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Agency Announces Automakers Are Ahead In GHG Emissions Game

For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.

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Fuel Economy Remains Unknown, But This Tech Can't Hurt

The 2016 Honda Pilot SUV will be the first time the Japanese automakers will use fuel-saving stop-start technology in a non-hybrid vehicle.

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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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Fuel Economy Rose In January, But Remains Below August 2014 Peak

Average US new-car fuel economy rose 0.3 miles per gallon to 25.4 mpg in January, according to new numbers from UMTRI.

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We've been hearing for a while that the steady drop in US fuel prices are hurting sales of fuel-efficient cars like hybrids and plug-ins. As far as driving habits, though? Lower prices are the pump are having little impact on how much people are behind the wheel, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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It's almost impossible not to notice that it's a lot cheaper to fill up at the gas station in the latter portion of this year. As of December 1, the US Energy Information Administration said the average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.778, down almost 50 cents from a year ago. In general, fuel prices have been on the decline for much of 2014, and the effects have started showing themselves with people seemingly more willing to buy lower efficiency vehicles.

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Transport And Environment Says WLTP Can't Come Soon Enough

It's expected that Mercedes, like any automaker, aspires to be number one. But we've found a case where being at the top of the list is unlikely to be something of which Daimler is going to boast. That's because we're talking about the automaker most likely to cheat the European fuel economy tests.

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Hyundai and sister company Kia are giving themselves a little bit of time to make up a lot of ground in the fight for better fuel economy. We wonder if a recent multi-million fine might have something to do with this public target.

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