Fuel economy of vehicles sold last year at record-high
Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was 24.8 mpg in December, the same as the average for all of 2013—the best annual mark ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012
New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon (10 liters per 100 kilometers) in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, ...
Fuel economy up 23 percent since 2007
Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was 24.8 mpg in November, up 0.1 mpg from the revised October figure, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
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Vehicle fuel economy up in October
Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose 0.2 mpg last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Кeview: Automatic keeps tabs on driving habits to cut gas use
This is going to be a conflicted review. Today we're looking at the Automatic ($100), a very interesting combination of a smartphone application and a Bluetooth dongle that reads information from your car's ...
Drivers would pay extra to cut carbon emissions
Most drivers are willing to pay for onboard technology that will reduce carbon emissions, as well as sacrifice some fuel economy and storage space, in order to cut greenhouse gases resulting from combustion engines, say University ...
AP Source: Ford to restate hybrid gas mileage (Update)
Ford will reduce gas mileage estimates for its C-Max hybrid, following a government investigation into consumer complaints that the car's actual mileage was lower, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Exotic alloys for potential energy applications
The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, who have found the ...
Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles
Supermileage vehicle is all about the mpg, not the mph
(Phys.org) —For most people, having a car that can clock 50 miles per gallon is a dream. For a group of BYU engineering students, anything less than 1,000 mpg is a disappointment.
GM says Chevy Spark EV can go 82 miles per charge
General Motors said Wednesday that the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles (132 kilometers) on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric ...
Hot Wheels: Subaru unveils its first hybrid
Subaru is coming out with a gas-electric hybrid crossover SUV for the crunchy granola crowd that wants to save fuel but still haul kayaks to the river.
Model allows engineers to test fuel system efficiency on computers
(Phys.org) —Engineers will be able to design better fuel systems for everything from motorcycles to rockets faster and more inexpensively because of a mathematical fuels model developed at The University ...