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Will Gas Prices Stop Climbing?

gas prices The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.67, up from $3.55 just one week ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. A month ago, the price of gas averaged $3.60 per gallon nationwide. CNN Money spoke with Tom Kloza, the chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com, about the recent upswing in gas prices. Kloza predicts that prices will continue to climb, and says there is a 50 percent chance that prices ... continue reading»

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Ford to Offer Free MPG Boost to 2013 Hybrid Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford will begin offering a free software update in August to improve the fuel economy of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford says the software update will improve its hybrids’ real-world fuel economy. “We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction,” says Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at Ford, in a press release. According to Ford, the software update will increase the ... continue reading»

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Officially Rated at 29 MPG Highway

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray The EPA has officially rated the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at 17/29 mpg city/highway, which works out to 21 mpg combined when equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission. The new Corvette has better fuel economy estimates than the 2013 model, which earned 16/26 mpg city/highway and a combined rating of 19 mpg. General Motors says in a press release that the 2014 Corvette gets 28 mpg on the highway in its normal Tour drive mode ... continue reading»

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected to Get 47 Combined MPG

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Honda released initial fuel economy estimates for its all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Wednesday. The EPA hasn’t announced official ratings yet, but Honda says it expects the Accord Hybrid to get 49/45/47 mpg city/highway/combined. The Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy is better than the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s ratings (43/39/41 mpg city/highway/combined), as well as the fuel economy of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, which ... continue reading»

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NEMPA/MIT Conference Looks at Fuel Economy and Vehicle Weight

The Cadillac ATS uses aluminum to safe The challenge of balancing vehicle weight with fuel economy was the central topic at a New England Motor Press Association and Massachusetts Institute of Technology conference last Thursday. Panelists representing auto manufacturers, academia and government affairs spoke about the impact of increased fuel economy standards on new car construction, materials and price. Over the past 30 years, cars have become heavier. A 1983 Honda Accord has a curb weight of 2,300 pounds. The 2013 LX sedan model with an ... continue reading»

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