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    Official: AAA finds stop-start could save you $179 a year
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    That silence you hear? It's a month's worth of payments on the family car-insurance plan not being spent on an idling engine. That's one way to look at new numbers out from the AAA that say stop-start engine technology will save drivers a solid chunk of change in the form of lower refueling ...

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    Report: UMTRI: average fuel economy in US climbs yet again
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    Go figure. That's what we're saying after fleetwide fuel economy of new cars purchased in January rose during a month when green-car sales fell yet again. January's new cars got an average fuel economy of 24.9 miles per gallon, which was up from 24.8 mpg in December and approached the all-time ...

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    Report: Chevy Cruze diesel goes on 54.7-mpg cross-Canada journey
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    Oh, Canada, indeed. A husband-and-wife team set out to see what kind of fuel economy numbers they could get out of a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel on a transcontinental drive, and they ended up hitting some pretty impressive numbers. The team, according to their Driving.ca blog, averaged 4.3 liters of ...

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    Official: Ricardo says only 'minor electrification' needed to reach 2025 CAFE standards
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    Ricardo Plc appears to be adhering to an "it takes a village" approach to ratcheting up US fleetwide fuel economy levels to the higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards the federal government set for 2025. Last year, the US government finalized the new CAFE standards, which call for ...

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    Report: More automakers will use turbochargers to meet CAFE standards
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    Plug-ins may be getting a lot of the attention from folks looking to cut emissions, but no one is forgetting the good old-fashioned turbocharger. In the end, turbos might even have a far larger impact. Decidedly non-electrification-related features such as turbochargers, eight-speed ...

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    Official: With 23.7 mpg, March sets third-straight month of record-high fleetwide fuel economy
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    As the Beatles succinctly put it: "It's getting better all the time." That's how we can characterize US new-vehicle fleetwide fuel economy, which last month marked the third straight in which US new vehicles set an all-time record for fuel economy. In March, new light-duty vehicle sales averaged ...

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    Report: Mobilis Trading proposes CAFE credit auctions
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    One Washington, DC-based startup is looking to create a market for trading automaker "credits" that will allow gas-guzzler makers to "meet" stricter US fuel-economy requirements during the next few years, Automotive News reports. Mobilis Trading, which launched last year, has an idea for auction ...

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    Official: EPA finds 2012 fuel economy was highest ever, 23.8 mpg
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    The average fuel economy for a new car in the US made a record single-year jump, according to new data from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Fleetwide fuel economy rose a record 1.4 miles per gallon to an all-time high of 23.8 mpg, the EPA says. During the past five years, average ...

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    Report: Iowa newspaper finds no problems using E15; biofuel could have saved drivers $69m
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    There's been a lot of concern expressed over the potentially damaging impact on engines that E15 – gasoline with 15 percent ethanol – could have on vehicle engines. AAA most recently sounded an alarm on the issue – the organization says that sale of E15 gasoline should be ...

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    Report: Ford, Chrysler join Toyota in fighting high-MPG rules in Mexico
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    Automakers may have given in to the 800-pound gorilla that is the US government when it comes to more stringent fuel-economy standards. But the Mexican government? That's a smaller monkey that the companies are apparently more than willing to battle. Ford and Chrysler have joined Toyota in ...

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    Study: Fuel economy numbers are increasing, but still have a long way to go to hit 54.5
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    The average fuel economy number for new, light duty vehicles sold in the US reached an all-time high of 24.1 miles per gallon in October, up from 23.8 mpg the previous month, according to a report released by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. That equals a 4.0-mpg ...

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    Official: 2012 model year was the greenest new U.S. auto fleet ever
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    To paraphrase the infamous Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street: "Green, for lack of a better word, is good." That's what auto analyst Alan Baum is saying upon the release of a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study that shows that model-year 2012 was the greenest, MPG-wise, on ...

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    Official: New CAFE rules officially finalized; 54.5 mpg is like making gas $1/gallon cheaper
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    Increasing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon was first proposed in July 2011. Since then, there has been a lot of back and forth, a lot of positive and negative responses, and, lately, a delay for unknown reasons. Since the ...

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    Report: EC proposes 30% stricter emissions standards for 2020
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    As they do with fashion and culinary wonders, the Europeans are continuing to take the lead in tightening fuel-economy standards as well. The European Commission (EC) has proposed fleetwide greenhouse-gas emissions standards for cars that are about 30 percent stricter by the end of the decade ...

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    Study: Consumers say they want more fuel-efficient vehicles, but do they buy?
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    Could this be a case of "do as we say, not as we do"? A quick look at a recent Consumer Federation of America (CFA) survey certainly seems to indicate it. According to the CFA's May poll of 1,000 people, Americans overwhelmingly favor the Obama Administration's plan to ratify stricter ...

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    Report: U.S. fleetwide fuel economy falls for third straight month
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    Go figure. That's all we can say to reports that U.S. fleetwide fuel economy in June fell for the third straight month, despite the fact that hybrid and alt-fuel vehicle sales are about double what they were a year earlier. Fleetwide fuel efficiency last month fell to an even 23 miles per ...

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    Report: House chair Issa questions CARB's influence on new truck-efficiency rules
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    Darrell Issa, tree hugger. Just kidding. Issa, the House Oversight Committee Chairman, recently sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency questioning why the California Air Resources Board was influential in drafting last year's heavy-duty-truck greenhouse-gas emissions standards, ...

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    Report: New-car fuel economy average falls for two straight months
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    Are old habits dying hard? U.S. fleetwide fuel-economy figures from last month suggest that some buyers are going back to relative gas guzzlers. New-car miles-per-gallon averages for May fell for the second straight month, according to TrueCar. New U.S. cars got a combined 23.2 miles per gallon ...

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    Opinion: Stricter fuel-economy standards reduce electric-drive investment
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    Some may call it a variation on the low-hanging fruit theory. Others may call it a daft conclusion. Either way, a recent editorial in Automotive News argues that stricter U.S. fuel-economy standards are actually restricting automaker investments in electric-drive powertrain technology. Instead, ...

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    Official: BMW's 2013 ActiveHybrid 7 improves fuel economy by some mysterious amount *UPDATE
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    Anybody out there who knows how to multiply 114 percent by "impressive improvement" gets a prize. In the meantime, we're just going to have to accept the fact that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will get better fuel economy than its predecessor. As it is, we know that the German automaker's ...

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