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The 17 Most Innovative Cars Of The Year

[credit provider=”Alex Davies” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/alex-davies”] A lot changed in the auto industry this year. Cadillac suddenly became a relevant brand again, and now Ford is trying to do the same with Lincoln.Fuel efficiency continued to be the big theme. Prius sales skyrocketed, and Chevy’s Volt became the most loved and hated […]
The 17 Most Innovative Cars Of The Year
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Ford’s New Hybrids Are Falling Way Short Of Promised Fuel Economy

[credit provider=”Alex Davies” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/alex-davies”] DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s C-Max and Fusion hybrids fell about 20 per cent short of its fuel economy claims, Consumer Reports magazine said, after running real-world tests on both models.The influential magazine said the Fusion hybrid delivered a 39 miles per gallon both on […]
Ford’s New Hybrids Are Falling Way Short Of Promised Fuel Economy
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Ford’s Big Gamble On A Little Engine Is Paying Off

[credit provider=”Alex Davies” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/alex-davies”] When Ford launched the 2013 Fusion, it brought CEO Alan Mulally and Ryan Seacrest to the Times Square event, a clear sign it had high hopes for its entry in the highly competitive midsize sedan market.Under the Fusion’s hood is Ford’s new EcoBoost, the small but […]
Ford’s Big Gamble On A Little Engine Is Paying Off
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Hyundai And Kia Are Being Sued For $755 Million Over False Fuel Economy Claims

[credit provider=”via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4zJWA3Vo6TU”] SEOUL, Nov 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp, seeking $775 million in damages in one of the biggest known actions against the automakers since they admitted overstating the fuel economy of some their vehicles.The […]
Hyundai And Kia Are Being Sued For $755 Million Over False Fuel Economy Claims
Lifestyle

American Cars Set A Fuel Efficiency Record

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in October was a record high 24.1 miles per gallon, according to data analysed by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).Improving fuel economy has been a key motif in the auto industry in recent years, as hybrid and electric vehicles […]
American Cars Set A Fuel Efficiency Record
Lifestyle

The Prius Is The Best-Selling Car In California This Year

[credit provider=”toyota.com” url=”http://www.toyota.com/prius-hybrid/photo-gallery.html”] The Toyota Prius is the best-selling car in California so far this year, accounting for 46,380 vehicle sales, according to a report by California Auto Outlook.Last year, it was outsold by the Camry, and Honda’s Civic and Accord. Part of the boom in sales can be attributed […]
The Prius Is The Best-Selling Car In California This Year
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Ford Is Developing A Material That Could Make High Performance Cars Fuel Efficient

[credit provider=”Ford.com” url=”http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=37201″] Shaving pounds and even ounces off new vehicles helps to improve performance while simultaneously boosting fuel economy.While materials like aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre are both strong and light, their inherently high cost has generally excluded or limited their use in mainstream vehicles. The goal of automakers […]
Ford Is Developing A Material That Could Make High Performance Cars Fuel Efficient
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The 8 Most Energy-Efficient Cars On The Road

[credit provider=”Courtesy Ford”] With gas prices climbing, consumers are looking to save with energy-efficient cars. Luckily, fuel economy standards are on the rise, and there are more electric and hybrid cars on the market.In fact, all 10 cars on the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles put out by the […]
The 8 Most Energy-Efficient Cars On The Road
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Honda Says Its New Accord Plug-In Hybrid Will Get 100 MPG

[credit provider=”Honda”] Honda announced today that it will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Accord, to hit the market in early 2013.The 2014 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will feature a two-motor hybrid system and will get 100 miles per gallon, Honda says.
Honda Says Its New Accord Plug-In Hybrid Will Get 100 MPG
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Porsche’s New 911 Carrera Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient

With a month left before the opening of the Paris Motor Show, Porsche has released the details and photos of its 2013 911 Carrera 4 and 4S.Both cars will hit the market early next year and will be available as a coupe and cabriolet. All four models feature Porsche Traction […]
Porsche’s New 911 Carrera Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient
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The 1979 Oil Crisis Inspired This Man To Create A Better Engine System

[credit provider=”Frank Will”] As a youngster with a passion for motorbikes, Frank Will’s first encounter with the world’s energy crisis came in his native Germany in the 1970’s when the government  began looking at ways to cut down on oil culminating in a month-long ban on Sunday driving.For a teenage […]
The 1979 Oil Crisis Inspired This Man To Create A Better Engine System
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Ford Has Big Plans To Remake Its Best-Selling F-150 Truck In aluminium

[credit provider=”Ford” url=”http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/”] In an effort to improve fuel economy, Ford is unveiling a drastically different truck body for its F-150 model made mostly of aluminium, according to the Wall Street Journal.Ford’s decision is in response to the Obama administration’s fuel economy regulations that will require all U.S. vehicles to […]
Ford Has Big Plans To Remake Its Best-Selling F-150 Truck In aluminium
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The Three Hidden Blind Spots That Will Crash The Electric Car

[credit provider=”Alan Trotter | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alantrotter/2492684025/”] Governments and corporations are allocating billions of dollars to make the electric car an attractive mass-market proposition. Their efforts so far have been directed at on individual pieces of the puzzle. Unless they expand their view to encompass the entire ecosystem, however, their efforts […]
The Three Hidden Blind Spots That Will Crash The Electric Car
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10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Your First ‘Green’ Car

[credit provider=”Flickr/thegreenpages” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thegreenpages/5101567440/in/photostream/”] In honour of the beginning of spring, Cars.com offers 10 things you need to know about green cars. With these tips, you can do what’s really green — and perhaps save some green in the process.1. Labels don’t guarantee results. Do you want to buy a hybrid […]
10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Your First ‘Green’ Car
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Why Left-Hand Turns Are Burning A Hole In Your Wallet

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benimoto/419165004/”] With gas prices soaring, drivers are scoping out every opportunity to save at the pump.  One possible solution: avoid making left-hand turns. 
Why Left-Hand Turns Are Burning A Hole In Your Wallet
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Here’s Why America Is Exporting Oil During A Period Of Crushing Fuel Prices

[credit provider=”www.testosteronepit.com” url=”http://www.testosteronepit.com/”] Republicans have been out in force, trying to tar President Obama with gas prices that are approaching $4 a gallon, and that appear to be shooting for an all-time high into the driving season.But no one has even tried to out-claim Newt Gingrich, who in his desperation […]
Here’s Why America Is Exporting Oil During A Period Of Crushing Fuel Prices
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These Are The 12 Greenest Cars Of 2012

A newcomer has rolled onto the 2012 Greenest List, a ranking of new-model-year autos based on their fuel economy and tailpipe emissions as well as the environmental impacts from their manufacture and the techniques used to produce their fuel.
These Are The 12 Greenest Cars Of 2012
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Consumers Turn To Fuel Efficient Cars To Counter Rising Gas Prices

[credit provider=”Flickr – nyc dreamer” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gembone/2506448840/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Consumers are holding back at the pump.There’s been a 5 per cent year-over-year decline in gas purchasing, according to the EIA Weekly Oil Inventory Report, which likely pertains to the 10 per cent surge in prices compared to the same time in 2007.
Consumers Turn To Fuel Efficient Cars To Counter Rising Gas Prices
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Obama To Announce New Automobile Mileage Standards On Friday

[credit provider=”Rastariza via Flikr”] President Barack Obama has struck a deal with the nation’s automakers to raise mandatory fuel-efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, a staggering 65% increase, National Journal reports.The new figure represents a compromise between environmentalists, who had asked the government to raise the […]
Obama To Announce New Automobile Mileage Standards On Friday
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Why Now Is The Absolute Worst Time To Buy A Used Car

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo90/4419952425/”] Although we’re normally big fans of buying your cars used, now is the absolute worst time to be buying one — especially if you want high fuel economy. Here’s why.As seems to happen every summer when fuel prices tick skyward, many are once again searching for a […]
Why Now Is The Absolute Worst Time To Buy A Used Car
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