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Fuel-efficient cars: Consumer Reports likes new Ford Fiesta and Mazda2

December 7th, 2010

The new Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 subcompacts posted “Very Good” ratings in Consumer Reports‘ ratings, are both fun to drive and deliver impressive fuel economy, the magazine said. The vehicles are part of a test in the January issue that featured four different types of fuel-efficient cars.

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Competition shows off super fuel efficient automobiles

September 20th, 2010

Three teams recently won a combined $10 million prize in the U.S. competition to build a new generation of super fuel efficient cars. The winners all exceeded 100 miles per gallon or the energy equivalent. The cars were unveiled to the public at an awards ceremony in Washington. This is a glimpse of what the future may look like:

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Competition shows off super fuel efficient automobiles

September 20th, 2010

Three teams recently won a combined $10 million prize in the U.S. competition to build a new generation of super fuel efficient cars. The winners all exceeded 100 miles per gallon or the energy equivalent. The cars were unveiled to the public at an awards ceremony in Washington. This is a glimpse of what the future may look like:

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Greener cars for 2010: Here are 11 to watch

March 11th, 2010

By Bill Sullivan
Green Right Now

The electric car is almost here. Hybrids abound. Diesel has cleaned up its act. Even conventional internal combustion engines can be tweaked to do a bit less harm to the environment.

A brighter, cleaner future is a mantra at the auto shows this year. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and a different sort of impression emerges: Change may be coming to the automobile industry, but progress is slow — even grudging — and the message can be murky.

Chevy Volt. Photo: Green Right Now

Chevy Volt. Photo: Green Right Now

Chevy has been hyping the much-discussed Volt, for example. The manufacturer’s new electric car – due later this year – can go up to 40 miles on a single charge before a gasoline engine kicks in to keep passengers from becoming stranded.

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Study Shows Auto Buyers Are Gas Wise

August 7th, 2008

By Tom Kessler

Almost 90 percent of the car shoppers who visit Kelley Blue Book’s Web site say they are concerned about the future of our environment, company research shows. Among survey respondents, 80 percent agreed that individuals should make lifestyle changes to help reduce CO2 emissions. And 75 percent of KBB shoppers reported that they have made changes to further the betterment of the environment. The most frequent lifestyle changes cited were:

  • recycling (54 percent)
  • cutting back on driving (46 percent)
  • purchasing a fuel-efficient car (31 percent)

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