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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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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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