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    Report: Could CAFE result in an eBay-style online auction house for credits?

    Automakers may turn to an online auction system to buy and sell carbon credits in the near future. As Automotive News reports, the Environmental Protection Agency will soon stop allowing automakers to simply pay fines for exceeding their carbon emission limits and will instead move to a carbon ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel gets 5.1 L/100km (46 mpg)

    General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will return 5.1 L/100km (46 mpg) highway based on Environmental Protection Agency estimates, besting original projections. As GM points out, the figure is better than "any non-hybrid passenger car in America," including the Volkswagen ...

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    Review: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Your Mileage May Vary As difficult as it is to write this, I was actually excited about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. With the beautiful looks of the newest midsize fighter from Ford and a fuel economy estimate capable of shaming even the stalwart Camry Hybrid, the battery-augmented four-door ...

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    Video: What if everyone on earth had a car? Technology offers solutions [w/video]

    As cities continue to grow in population their roads become more congested - to the chagrin of drivers. Heavily populated cities around the world have morphed into 'megacities' - cities in excess of 10 million people. New York City, Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico city and Mumbai currently make the short ...

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    Report: Ford C-Max and Fusion fuel economy numbers under investigation

    The Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. has said it "will look at the report and data" from Consumer Reports indicating that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Fusion hybrids don't come close to achieving their fuel economy estimates of 47 miles per gallon EPA (5.0 L/100km). In CR testing, the C-Max ...

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    Report: New car shoppers less willing to consider Hyundai, Kia after mileage overstatement

    Summarizing the results of research carried out by Edmunds, Reuters reports that consumers' are less inclined to purchase cars from Hyundai and Kia due to the company's recent snafu over inflated mileage claims. The Edmunds metric of "purchase intent" declined by 1.9 per cent for the Kia Soul ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia admit exaggerated fuel claims, will compensate owners [UPDATE]

    Hyundai and Kia are lowering the fuel economy estimates on a majority of 2012 and 2013 models. The Detroit News reports a probe by the American Environmental Protection Agency has found both manufacturers guilty of posting false fuel economy estimates on vehicle window stickers since late 2010. ...

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    Official: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo rated at 7.6L/100km highway

    The Environmental Protection Agency has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo. When equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, the sedan returns 11.8L/100km (20 mpg) in the city and 7.6L/100km (31 mpg) highway. More ...

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    Report: The environmental impact from auto industry of today

    Incentive credit for industrial strength polluters is not a new idea. On and off for years, governments have been playing with the idea of some kind of credit system to give companies a market incentive to control pollutants while also offering some flexibility as those companies learn how to ...

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    Rare 1970 Plymouth Superbird a no-sale in Atlantic City auction

    If there's one thing we've learned from the Barrett-Jackson hype machine, it's that if you want to sell an old car for ungodly sums of money, it helps to have a good yarn to tell about it. Which is why we're somewhat shocked to see this Superbird fail to attract enough interest from bidders at ...