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EPA Reveals E15 Label

Drivers of passenger vehicles made in 2001 or later and drivers who own a vehicle with a flex-fuel engine will soon be able to buy E15 gasoline, a blend that is 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. Previously, all cars used E10 gasoline, according to the Clean Air Act. To make drivers aware of the change, the Environmental Protection Agency has released an orange and black label that summarizes the standardization. The regulation also applies to light-duty trucks and ... continue reading»

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Study says No Savings with 62 mpg Cars

Recently, consumer demand for fuel efficient cars has increased thanks to rising gas prices. However, a new study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research predicts that if the government requires automakers to produce vehicles with an average fuel economy of 62 mpg by 2025, they could become too expensive to offset the fuel savings. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for improvement. Automotive News reports that, “Raising federal fuel economy standards to as high as ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Environment, Green Cars, Gas Prices, Automotive Policy, EPA, Prices

IIHS Recognizes Fuel-Efficient Top Safety Picks

After completing a new round of testing on 13 small cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confidently recommends models that are both Top Safety Picks and average a minimum of 40 mpg on the highway on at least one trim level. “The ratings are based on performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations. Cars that earn the top rating of good in each test and have available electronic stability control (ESC) qualify for Top Safety Pick,” writes ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Gas Prices, Safety, IIHS, EPA

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