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    Official: Median US new-car fuel-efficiency of 23 mpg may be highest ever
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    With US gas prices approaching levels likely to give Americans the summertime blues, both automakers and prospective consumers appear to be trying to minimize the damage by driving fleetwide fuel economy up to unprecedented levels. This year will be the first model year ever in which more than ...

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    Study: EPA says automakers ahead of schedule for 54.5 MPG by 2025
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    Remember, the target is 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Today, the CAFE level is a little over 30. How we get from here to there is something the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring closely. Thus, the EPA just released an annual flash report on how the auto industry is ...

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    Official: Cleaner than cow farts, Elio 84-mpg trike hits 15,000 reservations
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    If you think the fact that Elio Motors has taken 15,000 reservations for its high-MPG three-wheeler is something to scoff at, well, consider the fact that Honda sold less than 21,000 of its hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles combined last year. But, if you think that the company's ...

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    Exclusive: SwRI Dedicated-EGR concept improves fuel economy by 15 percent
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    We've often heard that hitting higher fuel economy targets (like, say, the 54.5 miles per gallon CAFE requirement for 2025 in the US) will need not a silver bullet but something more like silver buckshot. In other words, the industry is going to try lots of different ways to make cars burn less ...

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    AAA warns cold weather kills EV range, ignores effect on gas cars
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    The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of. The AAA ran a simulated EV test ...

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    Report: Hyundai admits 'error' in KDM Sonata fuel economy announcement
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    Stop us if you've heard this one before: Hyundai is going to have to reduce the officially announced miles-per-gallon number for its 2014 Sonata. While there's a lot of similarity between this new situation and events that transpired in 2012, there are some important differences. For one, the new ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Mirage fuel economy challenge winner duct tapes his way to 74.1 MPG
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    There's a lesson to be learned from the Mitsubishi Motors' Extreme MPG Hypermiling Challenge: if you want to get your 2014 Mirage to get over 74 miles per gallon, apply duct tape. During the recent event, which ran from Las Vegas, NV to Cypress, CA (where Mitsubishi has its North American HQ), a ...

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    Official: Mazda says 83 percent of new cars bear Skyactiv moniker
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    Mazda's US sales are down a little bit but the company's fuel economy is almost assuredly up. That's because its fuel-saving Skyactiv drivetrain technology is essentially taking over US vehicles sales. To the tune of about five out of every six vehicles sold, at least. While the Japanese ...

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    Official: Obama announces higher semi truck MPG standards for March 2016
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    As promised in the State of the Union address, President Obama has delivered more details on the higher fuel economy standards his administration is working on for big trucks. The proposed plan, which Obama called "ambitious" in his speech today, will be applied to medium and heavy-duty vehicles ...

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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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    Study: Obama's call for greener trucks could save every household $250 annually
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    In his State Of The Union speech last week, President Obama made mention of higher fuel economy standards for big trucks. We all know (or should, at least), that picking up the low-mpg stragglers in our vehicle fleet is where we can make big efficiency gains, but what would greener trucks mean ...

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    Report: Expert: 54.5 mpg CAFE standard can be reached without many plug-ins
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    Johnson Controls executive Brian Kesseler isn't likely to get any holiday presents this year from Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn or Tesla Motors head Elon Musk, but lots of other folks might be happy with what he has to say about automakers' efforts to reach stricter fleetwide fuel-economy ...

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    Official: EPA says Mazda's 27.5 mpg average makes it most fuel-efficient automaker in US
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    Zoom-Zoom, indeed. Toyota may be the world's biggest maker of hybrids and Nissan may be making big strides on the plug-in front with increased sales of its Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, but it's Japanese automaker Mazda that has once again topped the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list ...

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    Report: Average new-vehicle mpg ratings continue to climb, now up to 24.8
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    The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the US is going back up after dropping for a couple of months. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) calculated a 24.8 mpg average for new light-duty vehicles sold in the US during November 2013. That's not as high as the ...

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    Exclusive: Why Toyota constantly improving the Prius' fuel economy is something of a fool's errand
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    Toyota has a great marketing line when it comes to the power of hybrids: "Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline worldwide compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles." We're not going to quibble with that number – it is impressive ...

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    Official: UMTRI: Average US fuel economy takes a drop from record high
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    New-vehicle fuel economy in the US fell last month from a record high in August and was at its lowest level since January, likely reflecting a drop-off in sales of hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius, the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reports. September's ...

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    Report: Ford C-Max owners now getting $550 mea culpa checks
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    Ford is hoping 6,700 free miles, or thereabouts, will allay some dissatisfied C-Max Hybrid buyers. The automaker said in August that it would send out rebate checks after it had to lower its fuel economy rating on much-hyped model has now started making good on that promise, Automotive News ...

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    Exclusive: Driving Audi's TDI wonder from LA to NY in search of the recordbooks [w/videos]
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    Driving Cross-Country On Clean Diesel To Prove The EPA Wrong There is no wrong way to cross the continental US. Many people fly, countless drive. The hardcore walk or bike. Horses, motorcycles and hot air balloons? Do what you've got to do. But what if you don't really have to cross? What if ...

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    Report: 849-mpg Mater Dei high school ecocar wins DIY prize from AutoZone
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    When you build a car that can go from San Francisco to Seattle on a single gallon of gas with a few drops to spare, you're going to get some attention, even if you're from a high school in Indiana. Mater Dei High School in the town of Evansville won AutoZone's "Show It Off" contest for building ...

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    Official: EPA updates MPG sticker for used cars
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    If you think your mileage may vary with a brand new vehicle, take a look at the differences in fuel economy results for older cars. Sites like the EPA's Fuel Economy tracker and Fuelly prove that there is not such thing as a standard MPG number, despite the EPA's best efforts. This all isn't ...

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