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    Official: New VW Golf TDI BlueMotion is 'most fuel-efficient ever' with 73.5 mpg

    Volkswagen claims its newly launched Golf TDI BlueMotion is about as good as it gets with that old standby, the internal combustion engine. The new Golf consumes 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, the equivalent of getting 73.5 US miles per gallon (on the European cycle), a 15-percent ...

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    Hybrid sales up 32% so far this year, could hit 8% of market by 2020

    Hybrid vehicle sales jumped high in the first two months of 2013 – up 32 percent compared with the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. A long-term forecast by Gartner Inc. is even more optimistic – while the market share for US new vehicle sales has grown to four percent ...

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    Study: Ford hedging its bets on how much consumers willing to pay for green vehicles

    Ford is taking a cautiously optimistic approach to hitting its target for sustainability and compliance. A new study, and the company's recent sales figures, have revealed to Ford that there are limits on what consumers will pay and what they expect in return. About one in four car shoppers are ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to get own version of Toyota Prius C?

    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment. Word is, though, ...

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    Rising gas prices drive up consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles

    Mid-January reports from the U.S. Energy Information Association confirm what should be obvious to motorists across the nation; gas prices are on the rise. This rise has put the price of gasoline above the $3 per gallon mark throughout the vast majority of the U.S. and is driving consumers towards ...

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    Audi launches pair of new TDI-powered A4 models; sedan to get 53.5 mpg

    Audi will up the fuel efficiency ante with the addition of two new models that bring a new miles per gallon level to the A4 lineup that has never been reached. Packing 2.0-liter TDI engines, the pair of new models – a sedan and an Avant (wagon) – boast near best-in-class fuel economy ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKX gets best in class mileage, 19/26 mpg with V6, Ecoboost still to come

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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%

    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'

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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?

    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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