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EPA lowers 54.5 mpg goal: technology is there, but shoppers aren't interested

EPA lowers 54.5 mpg goal: technology is there, but shoppers aren't interested

If you're a fan of eco-friendly cars, we have good news, bad news, and good news. The good news is, a new report says that automakers already have the technology they need to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency's bold fuel economy goals for 2025. Issued in 2011, those goals aim for... read more

July 19, 2016 by -
 
Tetsuro Aikawa (YouTube screencap)

Mitsubishi president steps down

In news that's sure to surprise absolutely no one, Mitsubishi's president and COO, Tetsuro Aikawa, has announced his resignation. Accompanying him on his walk of shame is... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Mitsubishi eK

All Mitsubishi cars in Japan may be affected by fuel economy scandal

Less than a month ago, Mitsubishi admitted to lying about fuel economy stats for roughly 620,000 cars sold in Japan. The scandal affected another major automaker, too... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Report: Fuel economy standards for 2025 will save consumers up to $8000

Despite today's low fuel prices, consumers continue to rate fuel economy as one of their top criteria when shopping for a new car. That's likely because they understand that... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi: U.S. cars not affected by fuel economy scandal

There's good news and bad news for Mitsubishi fans. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good stuff. Mitsubishi Motors North America has just issued a statement confirming... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

In light of Mitsubishi's fuel economy fibs, EPA orders new tests

Last week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. As it turns out, the company also failed to switch to new... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi lied about fuel economy stats for the past three years

Another automaker has confessed to deceiving consumers and regulators: Mitsubishi says that, for the past three years, it fudged fuel economy stats on some 620,000 new cars... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Bosch active gas pedal

Bosch Has A New Gas Pedal That Could Make Your Car More Fuel-Efficient (And Smarter, Too)

Love it or hate it, the Internet of Things is upon us. We have watches that tell us when we've been sitting too long, dog collars that keep tabs on our pooches' pulmonary... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Aiming At 55 MPG, Sportier Driving Experience

The 2016 Toyota Prius made an official first appearance this past week—and with a new shape, more finely detailed design details, and a heightened driving experience... read more September 10, 2015 by


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Ouch: Our Cars Earn Just 4 MPG More Than They Did 92 Years Ago

Fuel economy is a hot topic among auto shoppers Even with today's lower pump prices, efficiency remains one of the top criteria for folks in search of new rides. After more... read more August 18, 2015 by


 
Old Gas Pumps

U.S. Driving Surges, But Gas Consumption Hits 30-Year Low: This Fuel Economy Thing May Be Working

Two curious studies have come out in recent weeks -- curious not because they're suspicious or because they contradict one another, but because they paint an intriguing... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
Nitro Circus monster truck. Photo courtesy of Monster Jam.

EPA May Soften 2025 Fuel Economy Standards To Let Americans Keep Their Trucks & SUVs

Four years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan to boost fuel economy dramatically by the year 2025. Though things aren't progressing as quickly as some... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Edge

Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge, for which we posted our first driving impressions this past week, has been fully redesigned to fit right in with Ford’s latest lineup of cars and... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Americans Are Pretty Sure That Gas Prices Are On Their Way Up

As we mentioned yesterday, fuel prices have tumbled in recent months, but never fear: they're already on the way back up. According to a poll conducted by the Consumer... read more February 20, 2015 by


 
Clunkers

Gas-Guzzlers Are On The Road To Extinction

Once upon a time, it was common to find new cars with fuel economy ratings of just 12 or 15 miles per gallon. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research... read more February 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a much-upgraded... read more February 4, 2015 by


 

 
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