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  • Drivers Want ‚Äì and Will Pay ‚Äì for More Efficient Cars

    Drivers Want – and Will Pay – for More Efficient Cars

    by Paul A. Eisenstein Detroit Bureau September 13, 2012 A growing number of Americans are demanding not only more fuel-efficient cars but those that run on cleaner alternatives to gasoline ‚Äì and they’re willing to pay, according to a pair of new studies. That could be good news for manufacturers fretting about the cost of meeting the government’s strict new Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, mandates requiring an average 34.5 mpg by 2016 and 54.5 mpg by 2025. Read […]

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  • Pike Research forecasts 41M stop-start vehicles to be sold annually by 2020

    Pike Research forecasts 41M stop-start vehicles to be sold annually by 2020

    Green Car Congress September 13, 2012 Pike Research forecasts that more than 41 million vehicles with stop-start systems will be sold annually worldwide by 2020‚Äînearly a tenfold increase over 2012 sales. Pikes’s new research report, “Stop-Start Vehicles”, finds that the stop-start technology is most popular in Europe at present, but expects volumes to grow steadily as it spreads to North America and Asia Pacific. Read more…

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  • Study: Drivers willing to pay to improve fuel economy

    Study: Drivers willing to pay to improve fuel economy

    by Alisa Priddle Detroit Free Press September 12, 2012 More Americans are willing to pay up front for fuel savings over time and are adjusting how they drive to make each drop of fuel go further, according to a new survey by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland… Of survey respondents, 25% said if they had $1,000 in discretionary income to spend on energy savings, they would buy a vehicle with hybrid technology. Read more…

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  • Efficient way to save on gas

    Efficient way to save on gas

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune Editorial September 9, 2012 Consumers have two options for reducing their expenditures on gasoline — drive less or drive vehicles that are more fuel efficient… The most practical alternative for reducing fuel costs — or, at least, keeping them in check when gas prices rise — is to expand the available choices of efficient vehicles. New federal rules, requiring manufacturers to nearly double the average fuel economy of cars and trucks by 2025, are aimed at providing those […]

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  • The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    by Roland Hwang Natural Resources Defense Council September 5, 2012 August sales data reconfirms that current stronger fuel efficiency standards are already working for consumers. Gas prices and fuel efficiency are up, but so are vehicles sales. What’s going on here? This morning’s New York Times sheds light on this question, simply entitled “Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales.” The piece notes that August sales figures show very strong sales growth, jumping 19.9% year-over-year. Sales-weighted fuel efficiency of […]

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  • 10 Ways Automakers Are Helping You Spend Less On Gasoline

    10 Ways Automakers Are Helping You Spend Less On Gasoline

    by Joann Muller Forbes August 30, 2012 Until lately, fuel economy standards, first established in 1975, hadn’t changed much since the mid-1980s. But now the Obama Administration is ratcheting up pressure on the auto industry to dramatically increase the average miles-per-gallon of each company’s fleet… While they’ve been known to kick and scream about fuel economy rules for years, automakers are actually quite good at finding innovative ways to improve fuel efficiency. Our friends over at Total Car Score, a […]

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