[credit provider=”Pratt & Whitney”] Today’s airline industry is operating with razor thin profit margins, and one of the major reasons is the high — and rising — cost of fuel.A new development from Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, could cut fuel use by a whopping 15 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Audi”] Audi is developing a city car that will get an outstanding 282 miles per gallon, British site Autocar reports.Based on the platform of the small A1, it will have electrical assistance, but not a diesel engine.
[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 […]
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 […]
[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 […]
Consumer worries over gas prices and new fuel-efficiency regulations are causing automakers to get serious about trimming fat from their cars, with some even swapping out hard-copy owner’s manuals for flash drives in the push to cut weight.
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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.
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 […]
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Frank Will”] As car manufacturers and consumers search long and hard to find new ways to increase mileage and decrease harmful emissions, Frank Will has invented a system that does both significantly and could completely change the automobile landscape.Will’s engine modification system called OVER7 increases fuel economy by over […]
[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 […]
You would think that with the shift toward fuel efficiency over the last decade, the spending on gas per household would if not get smaller then at least remain level.
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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.
[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 […]
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.
A small claims lawsuit may have serious implications for the car industry.
In many ways, President Obama has been a disappointment on energy and the environment.
[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.
[credit provider=”NASCAR” url=”http://www.nascar.com/”] Until a few years ago, NASCAR was still using dirty leaded gasoline, which regular cars ditched back in the 1970s. In a single season NASCAR drivers burned 450,000 gallons of the stuff.But now America’s second-most watched sport is trying to green its image.
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/5469546655/”] A recent survey out of UBS paints a mixed picture for U.S. auto suppliers.
[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 […]
[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 […]
General Motors reported that US car sales were up 26% in April, largely due to purchases of fuel-efficient cars and compact crossovers.
On Friday, President Obama announced the creation of the National Clean Fleets Partnership.
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