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Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles, it was not just what he said but how he said it that made news. It’s been a while since the auto... read more

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2000 Chevrolet Metro Coupe

Three-Cylinder Cars: Always The Odd Ones Out?

Three-cylinder engines have been used in quite a few performance motorcycles—including legendary collectibles like the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3—but among... read more June 2, 2011 by  9


 
Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street

Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has... read more June 2, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View

2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter... read more May 31, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Buick Enclave

The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins... read more May 28, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Ten Gas-Saving Tips That Could Save You Big At The Pump

With summer travel on our minds, Americans are naturally concerned whether that family car trip is going to be cost-prohibitive in gasoline expense. Buying a fuel-efficient... read more May 27, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for... read more May 25, 2011 by  3


 
Gas pump

Better Gas Mileage: Ten Easy Tips For Big Savings

While gas prices are on their way down, there's not a whole lot of relief yet—at least not in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. According to a... read more May 24, 2011 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Feds Mandate Smaller Cars, This Time For Their Own Fleets

If you work for the federal government and want to keep driving a government-owned, full-size sedan or SUV, you’d better be able to explain how the vehicle is essential... read more May 24, 2011 by  0


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Going Down, But They've Changed Our Lifestyle

Gas prices might no longer be on the way up—at least for a little while—but it appears that this time, surging pump prices, combined with the persisting economic... read more May 18, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012

At first glance, there’s no apparent difference between automatic-transmission-equipped 2011 Chevy Cruze models and their 2012 Chevy Cruze counterparts, yet the new... read more May 17, 2011 by  6


 
Gas pump

Most Americans Support 60 MPG Standard By 2025: Report

Findings from a national survey of 2,000 representative Americans by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), reveal that a “very large majority” (85 percent)... read more May 16, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Survey: Most Republicans In Favor Of Higher MPG Requirements

Democrats and Republicans might disagree on a lot of things, but it appears that fuel economy regulation doesn't need to be one of them. According to a new nationwide study... read more May 16, 2011 by  3


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Bosch: Diesels Could Be 10 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2015

If Peter Marks, Bosch’s chairman, president and CEO of North and South American operations, is correct, you’ll soon begin to see a lot more diesel vehicle options... read more May 13, 2011 by  3


 
Ford Focus Electric - Refueling Area

Report: Fuel Economy Standards May Grow By Up To Seven Percent Annually

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is researching how much automakers can grow fuel economy between 2017 and 2025. If their math is correct, the... read more May 12, 2011 by  0


 
Gas pump

High Gas Prices: Signs Of Some Summer Relief At The Pump

Take a look at your local gas station's sign this weekend, and you might—you just might—see something you haven't seen in many months: the price going down a... read more May 6, 2011 by  0


 

 
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