September 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA has changed the way it calculates fuel economy numbers, but it has offered consumers very little information about the new methodology. Some cars now are given lower ratings than last year, even though there are no mechanical changes.
September 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Congress is busy doing what Congress does best -- pleasing its corporate masters. This time, the uproar is about CAFE standards, which the auto industry bitterly opposes.
September 2nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
BMW will debut a new water injection system from Bosch that cools the engine internally, boosts power and can increase gas mileage by up to 13%
August 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
An young Australian inventor says he has invented a digital device he calls the Berry that can increase engine power 28%, increase gas mileage by 10%, and increase torque by 33%. All that for just $259? Where do I sign up?
August 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Honda has filed a patent in Japan for an 11 speed transmission with three clutches. The application gives no hint what sort of car Honda would use the transmission for.
August 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Heavy duty pickup trucks are exempt from reporting fuel economy numbers to regulators and buyers. That made sense once but not any more.
August 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
GM says it would like to take over leadership in diesel engine technology now that Volkswagen has fumbled the ball so badly. It also wants to use more CVTs in its cars.
August 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
At a conference in Michigan this week, auto industry executives clashed with government administrators while a Tesla representative accused the car companies of building kitchen appliances instead of cars.
July 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA, NHTSA, and CARB have fallen victim to a full court press by the auto industry. Under intense pressure, they have decided to roll back the proposed 2025 CAFE standard previously set at 54.5 mpg.
July 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
NHtSA has announced it will more than double the penalties it assesses against car makers who don't meet CAFE standards. The increase will apply to 2015 models and later.
July 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The Department of Transportation SuperTruck program is paying off with new and better technology that helps big rigs maximize their [&hellip
June 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Drivers still care about fuel economy, a survey by Consumers Union finds. Good gas mileage correlate with how drivers feel about their cars and about the companies who make them.
June 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
40% of Ford F 150 trucks fall short of EPA fuel economy and emissions standards. F Series trucks account for one half of Ford profits in North America.