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Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Chalk it all up to Cash For Clunkers: The average gas mileage of new cars and light trucks sold during August reached a record high of 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent over the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The 23-mpg level equals the highest recorded average, back in August 2007, when gasoline neared... read more

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Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy... read more September 18, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price... read more September 18, 2009 by 


 
2009 Lexus LF-Ch concept

Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept Debuts In Frankfurt

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is barely out and about, and already Lexus is preparing for an even more compact hybrid. The concept for the new car, called the LF-Ch, hit the floor... read more September 15, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Mercedes-Benz S500 Concept for Frankfurt: Plug-In Hybrid S-Class

The Frankfurt Auto Show this year is all about green cars: highly fuel efficient clean diesels, electric cars, and plug-in hybrids. It's where the German automakers offer up... read more September 10, 2009 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

More Photos, Details On Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Plug-in hybrids aren't new at Toyota. They don't have any on the street yet - at least for retail customers - but they are prepping test fleets of plug-in Priuses all over... read more September 10, 2009 by  2


 
inel-lithium-ion-car-batteries

'Saudi Arabia of Lithium' To Produce Batteries By 2016

Whether you’re concerned about national security or have green motivations as well, you might be eagerly awaiting electric cars and plug-ins in hopes of escaping your... read more September 4, 2009 by 


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser no. 2

BMW Vision Concept Teased Again

You can always tell a major car show is getting near when carmakers put the world on an intravenous supply of semi-abstract teaser images. That's how we know the 2009... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
2012 Range Rover LRX

Report: 2012 Land Rover LRX Due For June 2010 Reveal

Celebrating an major anniversary in the car-making world almost always means revealing a new model or concept - take Mini's 50th, for example - and Land Rover isn't one to... read more August 26, 2009 by  1


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Want Clunker Cash? Stop Reading, Call Your Dealer, It Ends Today

If you've got a clunker you've been meaning to trade in, you'd better take the rest of the day off, 'cause the whole Cash-for-Clunkers program winds up at 8 pm tonight... read more August 24, 2009 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared... read more August 20, 2009 by  5


 
2011 BMW 5-Series

Preview: 2011 BMW 5-Series

The 2010 BMW 5-Series GT world debut is just weeks away, at the Frankfurt auto show. Now, according to BMW and to new details confirmed by BMWBlog, the new sedan version of... read more August 20, 2009 by 


 
Ford's Focus-based Battery Electric Vehicle

Ford Testing Car-To-Grid Communications For Plug-in Hybrids

It's one of the primary concerns of the electric-vehicle revolution: how do we charge so many cars, and still keep that electricity (relatively) inexpensive? Ford hopes it... read more August 18, 2009 by  5


 
2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)

Hyundai Gets Busy in 2010: Tucson, Equus, Sonata and More

The next 18 months will be busy ones at Hyundai, where four brand-new products are headed to dealers as part of a plan to have the newest, freshest cars and crossovers on the... read more August 17, 2009 by  2


 
2011 Infiniti M

2011 Infiniti M Preview

•    What is it? The latest edition of the largest Infiniti sedan, with a new coupe-like form •    The basics: 3.7-liter V-6 or 5.6-liter V-8; hybrid version in the... read more August 15, 2009 by 


 
2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Preview: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

cefwg572su As the Pebble Beach Concours ramps up its luxury, vintage and supercar action, BMW is breaking new ground in the high-tech sector of the luxury segment with a pair... read more August 13, 2009 by 


 
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