Tag: fuel efficiency


Remember the Concorde?  The supersonic passenger jet that flew from 1969 to almost 2000.  It was not cost effective for the airlines, and extravagantly expensive for passengers. It was also cramped.  The luxury was being able to fly from New Read more…


EPA fuel economy numbers on window stickers have been the be-all and end-all measure of new vehicle efficiency in the United States since their inception in 1978.  But even after repeated updates of its procedure over the years, the EPA Read more…


For the first time in the short history of the U.S. government’s Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to decrease the total amount of renewable fuel required as part of the national supply, with a 41 Read more…


Car buyers looking for great fuel efficiency don’t need to sacrifice cargo room, performance or high-riding road manners.  Here are five reasons why: Toyota RAV4 EV (76 MPGe) Tesla Motors, maker of the outrageously cool Model S electric sedan, developed Read more…


The fuel economy of the average new vehicle sold in the United States rose last month to 24.8 miles per gallon, representing a 20-percent increase compared to five years ago. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)—which Read more…


Is China getting left behind in electrification trends by focusing on plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles? Is it ignoring alternatives that would achieve its goals of cutting emissions and reducing dependency on imported oil more quickly than full-on electrification? Read more…


California is a big state. For anyone who has ever driven from south to north or vice versa, knows that this state is big and diverse in more ways than a short article can describe. Imagine my delight when Audi Read more…


The average fuel efficiency of new vehicles in the United States rose to 24.9 mpg last month, according to a study released by the University of Michigan this week. The findings confirmed a trend seen in the growing sales numbers Read more…


Unless you’re a particularly dedicated shipping enthusiast, it’s safe to say that you have probably not come across the name “Eugen Maersk” before. However, it’s time that you commit it to memory, as she may well be the future of Read more…


Maybe you’ve seen or heard an old 1980’s era car powered by diesel fuel rumbling by on the street from time to time. Probably the first thing that came to mind was how loud the engine was. The second thing Read more…


Diesel and gasoline emissions have become some of the leading concerns regarding greenhouse gases and global climate change. While diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline-powered engines, they have serious emissions problems. A breakthrough in diesel combustion technology may soon Read more…


By 2025, the official average fuel efficiency of cars in the U.S. will be 54.5 miles per gallon, as established last year with an update of federal efficiency standards known as C.A.F.E. This equates to real-world mileage in the low-40-mpg Read more…


Memorial Day not only marks the day we pay tribute to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, but it also marks the first unofficial weekend that kicks off the summer. With that said, tens of millions Read more…


Wind rushing through your hair. The warmth of sunshine on your skin. There are fewer more liberating automotive experiences than a beautiful spring day with the top down on a convertible. An open-air drive is further enhanced when your ride Read more…

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