Fuel Efficiency

Makers of fuel-guzzling big rigs try to go green

The average big rig travels less than 7 miles on a gallon of diesel fuel, making it one of the least-efficient vehicles on the road. Truck manufacturers want to change that.<p>Spurred by new pollution regulations and sluggish demand, truck makers including Navistar International Corp. (NAV), Daimler …

Business

Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck Fuel Economy Numbers You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Every new passenger car and light-duty truck sold in the U.S. is required by federal law to have a fuel-economy estimate on the window sticker. …

Trucks

Thirst for oil returns in wealthy nations

A decade’s worth of efforts to cut oil consumption in industrialised countries is at risk of being reversed, as low fuel prices boost demand and send …

Oil

The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S., Part 2: EV Price, Oil Cost, Fuel Economy Drive Adoption

Due to declining electric vehicle (EV) costs, growth in charging station access, and increased familiarity and acceptance by the public, EVs will play an ever-greater role in the U.S. transportation sector. In part one of our analysis, we reported EVs are likely to represent at least 65% of sales …

Electric Vehicles

Elantra Sport shows its power off the line

All too common lately has been a decision by carmakers to show off only their latest transmission designs, sending press cars only with dual-clutch …

Canadian News

The Safety and Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Germany just came out with their first regulations for self-driving cars that address how they will be programmed with respect to safety. …

Transportation

Bernstein: Four reasons electric cars are poised to completely take over

There are four big reasons to be bullish on electric vehicles, according to Bernstein.<p>Government support, improving cost economics, technological …

Electric Vehicles

States suing Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York, California and three other U.S. states on Monday are suing the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers building new vehicles failing to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.<p>The suit, which also includes Vermont, …

Business

Researchers find no gains in fuel economy, emissions in U.S. vehicles

A U.K.-based emissions testing company that has tested more than 500 vehicles in the U.S. since 2013 says it's found no discernible improvement in overall fuel economy and no decrease in CO² emissions, a key greenhouse gas. That's despite a wide range of newer engine technologies and improvements …

Autos

States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines

New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that …

Business

Watch these hot balls cut through water like a knife through butter

This metal ball may not look like hot stuff, but it can travel through water in a flash. When hot objects move quickly through a fluid, they exhibit …

Cool Stuff

Would your car pass the new fuel and emission tests?

<b>New tests that aim to bring about more realistic fuel economy and emission figures, and hopefully stop another Volkswagen emission scandal, are now</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Trump administration, states headed for showdown over fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and major U.S. states appear to be headed for a showdown over landmark rules aimed at doubling the fuel efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States.<p>At an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on Wednesday on the fuel rules in Washington, …

News (U.S.)

Public dumps on Trump plan to reconsider automobile fuel economy standards

Hurricanes. Wildfires. Heat waves.<p>Asthma. Bronchitis. Emphysema. Lung cancer. War.<p>Those specters and more were raised Wednesday at a public hearing in Washington by opponents of a Trump administration plan to consider cutbacks in pollution and fuel economy standards for automobiles and light trucks.<p>…

Climate

Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed

"The costs of the regulations to consumers and automakers are lower than other policy analyses imply," Whitefoot says, "because they don't consider …

Ecology

New mpg and emissions tests explained

Rigorous new tests have been introduced in the UK that will give motorists more accurate fuel economy and emissions figures. Here, we explain how …

Electric Vehicles

3 Reasons Why You Should Care About Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Standards

By Josh Goldman<p>Merely typing "vehicle efficiency and emissions standards," feels like I'm prompting you to click off in search of the latest cat meme …

Climate

Trump shouldn't reconsider fuel economy standards. Hurricane Harvey shows why.

Gas guzzlers nearly destroyed my family's auto sales business. Consumers want efficient cars when gas is expensive, but also when it's cheap.<p>The Trump administration’s decision to reconsider 2025 car and truck fuel economy standards feels like déjà vu all over again. We’ve been here before, and the …

News (U.S.)

Gas Prices Soar in Hurricane Harvey's Wake

Drivers this Labor Day weekend will quickly discover that the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey have caused fuel prices to spike nationwide. The good …

Consumer News

Spyshots: 2019 Mazda3 SkyActiv-X Mule Testing With 2017 Model’s Body Shell

As the automotive industry embraces mild hybridization and full-on electrification as a way to meet future corporate average fuel economy targets, …

Trucks

DCF Model Casts A Bearish Outlook On Boeing

Share prices have steadily grown as Boeing showed strong growth in free cash flows from 2012-2016.<p>DCF model predicts a valuation less than the …

Business

For PepsiCo, drivers and data play key roles in fuel efficiency

<i>Editor's Note: PepsiCo operates one of the seven fleets taking part in Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase</i> …

Energy

Cheaper plastics that are 36% lighter developed[Deck] Improved fuel efficiency a benefit, say researchers

Applying high-end technologies of the laboratory to the cruder machines used in industries, a team of researchers from the National Institute of …

New York University

What is the difference between coupe and sedan?

<b>Q: The difference between a coupe and a sedan was explained to me many years ago by an old body and fender guy. When you open the door, there is no window frame. All sedans have window frames, and are generally more solid cars because of this support and the door post. You can have two-door sedans,</b> …

Trucks

Semi-autonomous truck convoys due to hit UK roads next year

Convoys of semi-autonomous trucks are expected to be tested on public roads in the UK before the end of next year, the government announced today. The Department for Transport and Highways England have rustled up £8.1 million in funding between them to pass on to the Transport Research Laboratory …

Transportation

How’s My Driving? Trump EPA Opens Comment Period on Possible Change in Fuel-Economy Standards

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it would accept public comment on the tough fuel-economy standards initiated by the Obama administration. The review follows through on a Trump administration promise to reexamine …

Autos

Over 6 Crore Kg Reduction In CO2 Emissions Annually Through Our Training In Fuel Efficiency: Kaushik Sinha, Magma

On 22nd August, Magma Fincorp Ltd, a premier Mumbai based NBFC along with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), a Government of India …

India

The Future is here, with the Solar-Powered Sherpa

<b>Sherpa</b> is a brand new 55-feet vessel designed by the brilliant team at <b>Arcadia Yachts</b>, built from the ground up and suited for more than one purpose. …

The test: Is it better to save fuel or get there earlier?

When you’re running late, there’s always that temptation to put your foot down on the gas pedal just a little more to make up some time. But how much …

Canadian News

The Grand i10 now looks sportier

Hyundai has now given the hatchback a mid-life facelift that brings in refreshed exteriors, additional features on the inside and a revamped diesel …

Trucks