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Ford Fuel Economy Ratings Decreased on Six Vehicles

2014 Fusion Hybrid Ford announced that it is downgrading fuel economy ratings on the 2013-14 C-Max Energi, C-Max Hybrid, Fusion Energi, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, as well as 2014 Ford Fiesta models that have the base four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission or the optional EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. The automaker says that internal testing revealed an error with the EPA ratings, and that the vehicles were reassessed by the EPA to determine accurate fuel economy estimates. “Ford is absolutely committed to ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Model News, Fuel Economy, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford C Max Hybrid, Ford C Max Energi

Ford Unveils Lightweight Concept Car to Improve Fuel Economy

Ford Lightweight Concept Car Ford has introduced a lightweight concept model of its midsize Fusion sedan, which the company says supports its efforts toward achieving better fuel economy on future models. Ford says its Lightweight Concept car uses “advanced materials,” which trim almost 25 percent off the 2013 Fusion's weight, making its weight similar to that of the subcompact Ford Fiesta. According to Ford, the company's mixed-material research examines incorporating ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fiber, aluminum alloys and other composite materials to reduce ... continue reading»

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Tesla Model S Tops AAA's 2014 Green Car Guide

2013 Tesla Model S AAA’s Automotive Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center revealed this week that the 2013 Tesla Model S earned top scores in its 2014 Green Car Guide. Behind the Tesla Model S, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, 2014 Audi A7 TDI, 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid and 2013 Nissan Leaf round out the top five on the list. “The Tesla Model S is an incredible car,” says Steve Mazor, Automotive Research Center manager and chief engineer, in a statement ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Tesla Model S, Hybrids, electric cars, Fuel Economy

Upsides and Downsides of Driving Diesel

2014 Mercedes E-Class Diesel There’s a good chance that you don’t know anyone who drives a diesel vehicle. At the end of 2012, an analysis performed by R.L. Polk & Company for Diesel Technology Forum showed that less than 3 percent of registered passenger vehicles in the U.S. were diesel. However, the number of diesel vehicles on the road could increase in the near future. “Some analysts predict diesel sales will reach 10 percent of the U.S. market by 2020 ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Alternative Fuels, Stats and Studies, Fuel Economy, diesel

Study: Vehicles Getting Better Fuel Economy than Ever

A recent study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds that more than half of all 2014 vehicles return at least 23 mpg combined and about 11.6 percent return at least 30 mpg. For comparison, in 2011, only about 34.5 percent of vehicles sold returned 23 mpg and only 4.2 percent hit the 30 mpg mark. The CFA study finds that not only is vehicle fuel economy in general on the rise, but there are ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Gas Prices, Fuel Economy

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