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 Richard Bazzy

2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid Fuel Economy Revealed

2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid Fuel Economy Revealed

Upon announcing the new 2020 Explorer Limited Hybrid at the beginning of the year, Ford promised that its more efficient version of the SUV would return an EPA-estimated 500 miles per tank of gas with rear-wheel drive. This month, that figure has been confirmed, as have 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid fuel economy numbers. When […]

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Can Chevrolet Silverado Diesel Beat Ford F-150’s Fuel Economy?

Can Chevrolet Silverado Diesel Beat Ford F-150’s Fuel Economy?

Can General Motors overtake Ford and produce the country’s most fuel-efficient light-duty pickup? The automaker is making a dramatic push to do just that with the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s new diesel engine. The Silverado will soon be available with a 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax turbo-diesel engine that gets 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. […]

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GM and Other Automakers Lobby for One National Fuel Economy Standard

GM and Other Automakers Lobby for One National Fuel Economy Standard

GM has recently added its name to a letter provided by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers addressed to President Trump. The document calls for one national standard for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions. This would provide certainty and streamline product planning for the auto industry. 17 other automakers, including Ford, have also signed the […]

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Study Finds That U.S. Consumers Support Higher Fuel Economy Standards

Study Finds That U.S. Consumers Support Higher Fuel Economy Standards

Even as customers choose to buy large SUVs and trucks, they apparently wish to see improving fuel standards

Earlier this month, General Motors shocked much of the automotive community by announcing its support for a zero-emission vehicle quota. According to recent reports, GM isn’t alone in its desire for more efficient vehicles. Indeed, a study conducted by Autolist.com found that U.S. consumers favor strengthening U.S. fuel economy standards. What’s Your Current Car Worth?: […]

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Overachieving Chevy Volt Surpasses EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Overachieving Chevy Volt Surpasses EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

There’s a good reason that fuel economy ratings from the EPA are usually followed by a disclaimer mentioning that your mileage might vary depending on driving conditions. Sometimes a model will get even more miles per gallon than the EPA has predicted. This recently happened with a 2018 Chevrolet Volt, as depicted on the YouTube channel […]

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California Asks Automakers To Prove Fuel Economy Claims

California Asks Automakers To Prove Fuel Economy Claims

The Trump administration has proposed a rollback of fuel economy and pollution reduction regulations, spurred by automaker claims that the existing rules were too difficult and too expensive. So, now California is asking automakers to prove it. Interesting Information: Here is what you get with a Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet The state is considering making a […]

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Three Fuel Economy Misconceptions to Ignore

Three Fuel Economy Misconceptions to Ignore

Since the dawn of automotive engineering, there have been stories, tall tales, and falsehoods that have been perpetuated as truths. And to this day, a lot of misconceptions are focused on fuel economy. Here are three that you can stop believing. Learn More: About the new Mitsubishi Mirage crossover Good fuel economy isn’t only attainable […]

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Documents Show EPA Staff Fought with NHTSA on Fuel Economy Rules

Documents Show EPA Staff Fought with NHTSA on Fuel Economy Rules

When the EPA and NHTSA released their joint plan for freezing fuel economy and emissions regulations starting in 2020, it was easy to think that the two agencies were of one mind on the issue. However, recently released documents show that EPA officials repeatedly questioned key assumptions. They even argued that the plan wouldn’t make […]

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How Does the EPA Test and Calculate Fuel Economy?

How Does the EPA Test and Calculate Fuel Economy?

When automakers release new vehicles and advertise their performance capabilities and capacities, the numbers always include fuel economy rates. These “miles per gallon” numbers show, obviously, about how many miles this car can travel on a tank of gas. These rates show how efficient the vehicle is compared to other models on the market. How […]

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Trump Officials to Meet With California Air Resources Board Chairman To Hash Out Emissions, Fuel Economy Rules

Trump Officials to Meet With California Air Resources Board Chairman To Hash Out Emissions, Fuel Economy Rules

Tensions have been rising higher and higher over the fate of our nation’s fuel efficiency and emissions regulations, most recently leading to a lawsuit being filed by a collection of states (including California, New York, the District of Columbia, and 14 others) against the EPA to prevent the rules from being frozen or rolled back. […]

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Ford Confirms F-150 Power Stroke’s Segment-Best Fuel Economy; Best-in-Class Diesel Power, Towing, Payload

Ford Confirms F-150 Power Stroke’s Segment-Best Fuel Economy; Best-in-Class Diesel Power, Towing, Payload

Arena rock legend Billy Squier is arguably best known for his 1981 hit song, “The Stroke,” which almost certainly regards a subject matter of a more mature nature. It is a memorable and catchy song nonetheless, and it’s almost certain that it will be the song bounding around in the head of anyone driving the […]

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EPA to Overturn Regulations Requiring Cars to Meet Minimum Fuel Economy Standards

EPA to Overturn Regulations Requiring Cars to Meet Minimum Fuel Economy Standards

In 2012, the Obama Administration set up historic regulations that required automakers to increase their cars’ and light-duty trucks’ fuel economy ratings to 54.5 mpg by the year 2025. This week, the Trump Administration announced they plan to overturn those requirements in favor of a lower fuel economy minimum, a move we saw coming a few months ago. […]

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Using Roof Rails Will Decrease Your Fuel Economy More Than You Think

Using Roof Rails Will Decrease Your Fuel Economy More Than You Think

When it comes to fuel efficiency, aerodynamics are key. Cars these days are designed to create as little wind resistance as possible in an effort to boost efficiency ratings. Designers also make a conscious effort to reduce the weight of a vehicle (i.e. Ford’s switch from steel to aluminum truck beds). So it seems only […]

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Reminder: Auto Part Makers Really Want Current Fuel Economy Rules To Stay

Reminder: Auto Part Makers Really Want Current Fuel Economy Rules To Stay

As we get closer and closer to the Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Donald Trump issuing a recommendation on whether or not Obama-era fuel economy/emissions standards will be implemented as proposed (which seems very doubtful), it can be tempting the think that the whole of the car-making industry […]

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NHTSA To Offer Recommendations on Changing Fuel Economy Rules in Middle of Violent Regulatory Argument

NHTSA To Offer Recommendations on Changing Fuel Economy Rules in Middle of Violent Regulatory Argument

When Donald Trump was elected president, it seemed that the Obama-administration EPA scrambled to pass what rulings they could ahead of the predictably regulation-averse (particularly when it comes to carbon and fuel efficiency regulations, with the appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the head position at the EPA) Trump administration’s ascension to control. […]

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Nationwide Average Fuel Economy Fell to 25 MPG in December

Nationwide Average Fuel Economy Fell to 25 MPG in December

While the average fuel economy decline of 0.2 mpg is a slight one, it could hint at a growing downward trend for fuel economy

Take a look at any automotive sales report from 2017 and you’ll see a rising number of crossover, trucks, and SUVs sold. At the moment, an increasing number of motorists are flocking to these larger vehicles, rejecting smaller sedans and coupes. This sales trend is not without consequences. A study conducted by the University of Michigan […]

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How to Protect Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy in Winter

How to Protect Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy in Winter

To combat the stress of cold temperatures, your car has to work harder by demanding more power for its systems, which drains fuel from the tank at a quicker rate. Short of moving to a warmer climate, there are ways to help safeguard your car’s fuel tank this winter. Learn More: Winter car maintenance Park your car […]

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2018 Ford Mustang Owes Improved Cornering and Fuel Economy to a Piece of Tape

2018 Ford Mustang Owes Improved Cornering and Fuel Economy to a Piece of Tape

Typically, when you see a vehicle with tape somewhere on the front, it tells you that you might be dealing with a car whose bumper is quite literally hanging on by a thread. In the case of a 2018 Ford Mustang prototype, a strip of duct tape applied to the lower gap of the front […]

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