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  • Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in February

    Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in February

    by John Sousanis WardsAuto March 8, 2013 The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold last month reached 24.1 mpg (9.8 L/100 km), a 1% increase over year-ago and a 14.9% gain on the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index’s base rating established in fourth-quarter 2007. Read more…

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  • More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    by Chris Oberholtz, Erika Tallan, Laura McCallister, Alan Shope KCTV5 News March 7, 2013 Thursday is the first full day of the Kansas City Auto Show… There are lots to see, including new features meant to save people money down the road. Automakers have to make new cars more fuel efficient. Read more and see video…

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  • GM Said to Target Up to 20% Growth for Volt Cars in 2013

    GM Said to Target Up to 20% Growth for Volt Cars in 2013

    by Tim Higgins Bloomberg February 27, 2013 General Motors Co. is planning to build as many as 36,000 Chevrolet Volts and other plug-in hybrids for worldwide delivery this year, 20 percent more than in 2012, two people familiar with the effort said… The 36,000 target is “probably a doable number,” Jim Hall, principal of consultancy 2953 Analytics, said. “It will have a full calendar year in Europe” and GM will probably sell more this year now that the Volt is […]

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  • Electric Car Sales? Doing Better Than The Prius Was, Thank You

    Electric Car Sales? Doing Better Than The Prius Was, Thank You

    by Antony Ingram Green Car Reports February 20, 2013 …Think electric cars are selling poorly? In comparison, at the moment, they are–but look back to those early years of the Prius and the sales numbers tell a very different story. Scientific American has looked at the early sales figures for the Toyota Prius, launched in 1997, and lined them up alongside recent plug-in vehicles: The Mitsubishi i-MiEV launched in 2009, the 2010’s Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, and 2012’s Toyota […]

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  • Tesla/NY Times Factual Dispute Reveals Different Truth

    Tesla/NY Times Factual Dispute Reveals Different Truth

    by Max Baumhefner Natural Resources Defense Council February 16, 2013 Over the past few days, a debate has unfolded between the start-up electric vehicle company, Telsa, and the New York Times on the subject of a test drive that ended with the car running out of juice. Telsa has released data logs that undercut the reporter’s account, the newspaper is standing by the story, and a group of Tesla owners is hitting the road to prove the Times wrong. Putting […]

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  • More Traction for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    More Traction for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    by Stuart F. Brown The New York Times February 15, 2013 The engineers who create gallon-squeezing cars like the Toyota Prius use every available method to comply with the ever-tightening fuel-economy standards they must meet… There’s another path to fuel efficiency that may be less attention-getting, yet rather effective: equipping the cars with low-rolling-resistance tires. Read more…

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