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DOE awards UC Riverside $1.2 million for eco-driving research project

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to evaluate technologies that provide drivers with feedback so they can cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent.

UK Black Cabs will hypermile with "spring-o-meters" and "bleepers"

The UK's Black Cab is truly iconic. Though typically painted black, some of the UK's symbolic cabs have taken on a shade of green. Not literally, but figuratively.

68.7 MPG. No Kidding!

Driving habits can save you big money as test drivers of the new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Found.

The king of compact cars has another impressive jewel in its crown, as editors at website Hybrid Cars managed to juice 68.7 MPG out of the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid on a ten-mile test course. The car's fuel economy is officially rated at 44/44/44 city/highway/combined miles-per-gallon. So what funky feat of driving allowed this amped up gas mileage?

Hypermiler Wayne Gerdes: After 2,269 miles and 59 mpg, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid "kicks ass"

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

Wayne Gerdes: After 2,269 miles and 59 mpg, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid "kicks ass"

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

Hypermiling Hyundai Sonata Hybrid crosses America in under two tanks [w/video] *UPDATE

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cross Country Blue Drive – Click above for image gallery

2011 Hyundai Sonata: 1,065 miles on 16.07 gallons = 66.285 mpg!

When we recently reported that hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes was going to attempt to drive 1,000 miles on one tank of gasoline in a new 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we were unaware that the drive had actually already occurred. Gerdes and a traveling companion set out from Milwaukee, WI and made it to Riverhead, NY on Long Island on 16.07 gallo

BMW 320d goes over 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel

BMW 320d EfficientDynamics – Click above for high-res image gallery

2,487.5 mpg! Catchy headline unneccessary

For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the $5,000 top prize in a worst-to-first finish at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas. In case you missed the headline, their winning entry in the "Prototype" category returned 2,487.5 miles per gallon. We find it incredibly thrilling to report mpg ratings that require a comma so we're goin

Lexus Magazine explains how to get 85 mpg from HS 250h

2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

Thrifty Dutch Hyundai onwers can win up to €10,000 in free gas

Thrifty Dutch Hyundai owners have been given a chance to enter a contest where the prize is the equivalent of five years' worth of gas, estimated at €10,000. The package goes to whoever is the most frugal at the wheel. Anyone registering for the contest at Dutch Hyundai dealers is also entered to win a €500 fuel card. The fuel challenge will be conducted in December and there's more information at the officia

Ducati updates Hypermotard 1100, adds new EVO and SP models

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO - Click above for high-res image gallery

Austrian hyper-miler beats his own record when driving a Seat Ibiza Ecomotive to 100 mpg

Last May, Austrian Gerhard Plattner took a Seat Ibiza Ecomotive and drove it from the factory where it was built, in Martorell (near Barcelona), Spain, and drove it a distance of 970.6 miles using just 2.9 liters of fuel per 100 km. This comes to 81.1 mpg (U.S.), an impressive figure. But, since there's always room for improvement, Plattner repeated the test. This time, he completed a 1

Greenies can shoot for platinum in Nissan's new Intelligent Driver Project UK

Following the lead of a similar project in Japan, Nissan has kicked off the Nissan Intelligent Driver Project (NIDP) in Europe. The NIDP combines all kinds of technological aids, including telematics, to help drivers reduce fuel consumption. In Europe, the NIDP is an eight-month study that uses satellite navigation systems, cell phone technology and other communicati

Can pulse and glide work to improve electric vehicle highway range?

Wayne Gerdes explains hypermiling before the Ford Fusion 1,000 mile challenge

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