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More Fuel Economy Follies

When you spend a year in a bunch of cars, you can start to track facts and figures. In this episode, comparing real-world MPG with what the EPA says.

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With chassis design done, Elio shoots for deliveries by year-end.

High-MPG trike maker Elio Motors says it can start testing prototype for ride, safety.

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The MPG scandal in Japan is spreading to our shores.

The EPA and CARB are requesting fuel economy info from Mitsubishi and want the company to do additional testing on some US models.

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Toyota engineers listened to what you did and didn't like about the first Prius Plug In.

As they developed the Prius Prime, Toyota engineers took customer and driver feedback into account. 22 miles of EV range and 120 MPGe are the result.

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It's not quite the best but among the strongest in the class.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica gets 28 mpg fuel economy highway, 18 mpg city, and 22 mpg combined, which puts it up at the top of current minivans.

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How realistic is reaching the 2025 CAFE mandate now?

New-vehicle fuel economy has stayed about the same for the past two years.

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Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy

Autoline's John McElroy suggests how to fix fuel-economy and emissions issues in the United States.

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New Cars Were More Efficient Despite Drop In Hybrid, Plug-in Sales

New-vehicle fuel efficiency rose slightly last month as Americans bought fewer trucks and SUVs than in December.

The ACEEE's Annual Green List Does Away With One Type Of Powertrain

Using a cradle-to-grave analysis, the ACEEE ranks over 1,000 make/model trim lines to find the greenest and meanest (to the environment) vehicles of 2016.

An overview of the upcoming CAFE efficiency regulations from the floor of the Detroit Auto Show 2016.

Gas prices could stay below $3 a gallon through the end of 2016. But then what?

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FCA Went Shopping At Toyota, Tesla, And Honda

FCA is still on the bottom of the fleetwide fuel economy scale, which is why it had to spend big money on emissions credits.

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Last Month, The Average Dropped To 25.0 MPG

The new cars we buy in the US are getting consistently worse fuel economy than just a few months ago.

Cash Will Be Used In Part For More Testing Prototypes

Louisiana-based startup started putting out investment feelers in mid-June.

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Blue Oval Had Already Revised Hybrid MPG Ratings Downward

New York judge declines to throw the mpg-spurred case out.

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Deliveries Will Start In Late 2016, CEO Says

The latest prototype of the three-wheeled Elio vehicle was displayed at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Along with a few more details on deliveries and efficiency.

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Lower Gas Prices, More SUVs, Bring Overall MPG Down

Fuel-efficiency declines slightly and is getting further away from the August 2014 peak.

Open Road

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.