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    2011 Lincoln MKX gets best in class mileage, 19/26 mpg with V6, Ecoboost still to come
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    2011 Lincoln MKX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has managed to achieve best-in-class EPA mileage ratings (at least for the moment) for its revamped 2011 Lincoln MKX, and presumably the mechanically identical Ford Edge as well. The Feds have published the estimated mileage ...

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    China approves measly $442 incentive for fuel-efficient vehicles *UPDATE
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    The National Development and Reform Commission in China recently added 71 models from 16 different automakers to the approved list of vehicles that qualify for subsidies based on fuel efficiency alone. All of the qualifying vehicles are fitted with engines no larger than 1.6 liters and consume ...

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    Formula One teams want to cut emissions and fuel consumption
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    The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) wants to cut cut its total carbon emissions by 15 percent within three years and double the efficiency of its race engines within five years. FOTA commissioned an analysis by Trucost to determine its total life-cycle emissions from all operations. As it ...

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    EPA announces top 10 most fuel-efficient cars, Insight takes top honors
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    Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers (1984 to present) – Click above for image gallery
    Fuel efficiency has increased dramatically in the last decade, or at least that's what we've been told. So it might come as a surprise to find out that six of the Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers from 1984 to ...

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    BMW pursuing better acoustics to improve efficiency
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    Manuel Reichle, Sound engineer, and the BMW 635d – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When considering how to go about improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, we typically think of smaller engines, alternative fuels and electrification. One area that doesn't typically come to ...

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    Audi introduces lighter, more efficient 3.0L V6 turbodiesel, can cut consumption by 20%
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    At its annual technology day in Ingolstadt yesterday, Audi revealed more information about its redesigned 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine. The refreshed powerplant will be appearing in an array of products from the Volkswagen Group this year, including the new Touareg, Cayenne and the Porsche Q7 ...

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    Tim Hortons reminds Canadians to 'drive green, eh'
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    For those of you who hail from Canada or the Northeast United States, Tim Hortons needs no introduction. For the rest of our readers, a very brief history: picture a small-town doughnut shop that, over the last 50 years or so, has morphed into a combination Dunkin' Doughnuts/Starbucks/McDonalds ...

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    SAE 2010: Affordable technology key to meeting the 2016 CAFE rules
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    Affordability as the watchword Tuesday as automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress discussed how to meet the new 2016 corporate average fuel economy standards. Automakers will have to get their fleets to an average of 34.1 miles per gallon (35.5 equivalent with other factors for the EPA CO2 ...

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    2011 Ford Mustang GT gets 1/3 more power, now up to 26 mpg hwy!
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    Ford's all-new 5.0 V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For 2011, Ford is playing powertrain catch-up with General Motors and its new Camaro. The Mustang is getting all-new engines and transmissions that have significantly more power and lower fuel consumption. The six-speed manual ...

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    2011 Ford Mustang V6 gets 31 mpg highway, first ever for 300+hp
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    2011 Ford Mustang V6 - Click above for high res image gallery
    After years of complaints about the ancient old 4.0-liter V6 engine in the base Mustang, Ford has finally replaced it for 2011 and it will be paying dividends at the pump for owners. The EPA has finished certification of the fuel ...

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    2011 Lotus Elise is lowest CO2 high performance sports car
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    2011 Lotus Elise – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Efficiency. Getting more from less. Since 1948, that's what Lotus has been about. Of course, for decades, the sports car maker's primary goal was to squeeze more performance from less car and lighter engines, but these moves ...

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    Ford manages biggest five-year fuel economy improvement among major automakers
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost - click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford has scored the biggest improvement in combined fuel economy of any major carmaker over the last five years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ford improved its fleet ...

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    Hyundai tops the list as the most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S.
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    Quick – name the most fuel efficient car 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 Environmental ...

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    Why does mileage drop in winter?
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    This week's Greenlings topic came to us from another reader tip. Don asked why his fuel economy suffers so much in winter weather. In his own experience, mileage drops about 10 percent when the temperatures go from the 60-70 F range to near freezing. This is consistent with our own experience and ...

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    Acura won't get into horsepower war, will focus on efficiency
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    In typical Honda fashion, its premium Acura division will take a different path and has decided not to get sucked into a power race with its rivals. We already knew Acura had shelved plans for a larger V8 engine and a rear wheel drive platform. Product planning manager John Watts told Automotive ...

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    Bosch looks for more business as Chrysler starts to build Fiats
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    Bosch has long been a major supplier of many different automotive components to Fiat, and the company is hoping to leverage that association with the new Chrysler. Bosch provides a higher proportion of the parts and systems that go into the Italian cars than they ever have had at Chrysler. However, ...

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    STUDY: The way to profits in Detroit? Make fuel efficient cars
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    According to a new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the Detroit three automakers need to make major changes in their current corporate cultures if they truly want to reverse their fortunes, and that will likely require new leadership. Says Walter McManus, ...

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    2010 Ford Fusion 4 cylinder gets official EPA numbers, 23/34 mpg!
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    Click the Fusion for a high res gallery
    Ford's revamped 2010 Fusion sedan continues to run up the big numbers when it comes to the EPA mileage ratings. The feds have just finished calculating the ratings for the four-cylinder model and, just as with the hybrid version, the numbers are best in ...

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    GM makes 9 of the 10 most efficient American cars
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    Hey, always thinking that only Japanese and Europeans have a lot of fuel-efficient vehicle choices? American automakers also have fuel-efficient models in their lineup, usually based on "global" models designed for other markets, like GM does with its Opel/Vauxhall European subsidiary or its Daewoo ...

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    Meeting new CAFE regs will cost Detroit double what it costs the Japanese
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    The average cost for Detroit's Big Three automakers to meet the proposed fuel efficiency targets of 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015 has been pegged at $30.6 billion. In contrast, the average cost for the Japanese automakers sits at less than half that amount at "only" $14.85 billion. These numbers ...

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