Browsing the "Fuel economy" Tag

EPA Takes A Dive On CAFE Standard

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.


NHTSA More Than Doubles CAFE Fines

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.


Ford F 150 Story Is Inaccurate. Updated

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.


CR Tests Show No Advantage In Premium Gas

May 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Consumer Reports recently tested two cars from manufacturers who recommend premium gas. It tested them thoroughly and found no loss or performance or fuel economy when using regular gas instead.


Elio Motors Forms Partnership With Linamar Corp

May 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elio Motors has formed a new partnership with Canada's Linamar Corp to help produce its proprietary high efficiency three cylinder engine for automotive, marine, and industrial applications.


BMW: 6 Cylinders, 4 Turbos, No Waiting.

May 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BMW will offer its largest car, the 7 Series sedan, with a 4 turbo diesel engine starting in June. The car is more powerful but uses less fuel than the current car.



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