• 2013 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost live photos

    Last year, Americans purchased some 12.8 million new vehicles. Of that number, 1.3 million vehicles, or roughly 10 percent, came with turbocharged engines. In just five years, however, turbo supplier Honeywell expects that total to climb to four million turbocharged vehicles, representing 25-percent of the projected 16 million sales. Put another way, in 2017, one in four new vehicles sold in the United States will be turbocharged. As Honeywell’s Vice President of the Americas for Turbocharger Technology, Tony Schultz, told Automotive News (subscription required), “With the new...

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    54.5 MPG CAFE Standards For 2025 Now Confirmed

    Following a long political battle, 2025's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards have now been confirmed. Announced last year by President Obama, the standards will require a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, and will operate on a gradual scale.The new targets are expected to reduce...

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    New Fuel Economy Measures Likely To Mean More Expensive Cars

    The fuel economy changes proposed by the EPA and NHTSA have been published. While they come with benefits, they'll also increase the price of new cars, starting almost immediately.

  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus
    New Chrysler Hybrids And Diesels Coming Due To CAFE, Says Marchionne

    Hybrid vehicles may still not sell in high volumes but automakers will be forced to offer more of the electrically-aided vehicles in order to meet tough new CAFE standards proposed for 2025. Additionally, the tougher regulations will also see the introduction of more diesel vehicles in the U.S...

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    GM And BMW To Partner On Green Tech?

    With auto giants Ford and Toyota recently announcing a partnership for the development of a new rear-wheel drive hybrid module that will ensure their respective SUV and pickup models have a bright spot in a world of rising oil prices, it was only a matter of time until some of their major rivals...

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    Official: Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Gas Mileage Standard For 2025

    While most automakers are happy with the new standards, some aren’t due to an exemption for full-size trucks and some SUV models.

  • Audi A3 TDI

    Diesel models may account for half of all vehicle sales in Europe but here in the U.S. their numbers still hover around the 3 percent mark. Despite their low popularity in the eyes of local buyers, analysts are predicting sales of the efficient vehicles to more than triple in coming years but prices are expected to remain high. This is because automakers will be increasing the number of diesel models they sell as they try to reach the 2016 35.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target set by the federal government. Modern diesels usually deliver fuel economy one-third to one-fifth...

  • President Barack Obama
    Automakers To Make 5% Annual Fuel Economy Gains Through 2016

    The levels for cars would rise from 33.6 to about 38.0 mpg from 2012 to 2016.

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