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    Report: F-150 just the start of Ford's aluminum plans

    Not only have we been told that the 2015 Ford F-150 is tougher, more durable and up to 318 kilograms (700 pounds) lighter than the current truck, Ford COO Mark Fields said it's also "CAFE-positive." That means, for the first time in the history of corporate average fuel economy standards, the ...

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    Report: GM Canada under fire for Cruze fuel economy issues

    The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze that owner Farah Mocquais bought for commuting to work hasn't achieved the fuel economy ratings that the Canadian arm of General Motors advertised, CBC News reports, and the couple is accusing GM Canada for misleading them. Instead of burning 5.5 litres of gasoline per ...

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    Report: C7 Corvette Stingray could get start-stop tech to save fuel [w/Video]

    Chevrolet chose not to include fuel-saving stop-start technology in the 2014 Corvette Stingray package, but future Corvettes may get it as US government-mandated fuel economy requirements are raised. To explain why the launch-year model doesn't have the technology, Corvette chief engineer Tadge ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports shows fuel economy effects of speeding [w/video]

    It may not be fun, but we all know that slower driving speeds are a good way to maximize fuel economy on the highway. To help prove this point, Consumer Reports did a series of tests to see exactly how much better a vehicle's fuel economy is at varying speeds. CR used five cars (Honda Accord ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray good for up to 7.8 L/100 km (30 mpg)*

    With each bit of advance information that trickles out about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, we can't help but be more amazed and eager to drive it. First, it was announced that the C7 would start at a reasonable-sounding US$51,995 (CAD pricing not yet available, but expect it to be around ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 4.3-litre EcoTec3 V6 nets 13.1 L/100 km city and 9.6 L/100 km highway

    There is no doubting that fuel economy has become an important factor in the highly competitive fullsize truck market, with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6 and Pentastar V6-powered Ram 1500 setting quite a precedent in recent years. Now it's General Motors' turn. The General has just announced that ...

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    Official: 2014 Ford Fiesta gets fuel economy bump to 5.7 L/100 km

    The 2014 Ford Fiesta is in showrooms now with refreshed styling and new performance ST model, but it's what isn't yet available that should help the Fiesta stand out from the growing crowd of subcompacts. Aside from the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost model coming later this year, Ford recently told us ...

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    Report: South Korea firms up fuel economy regulations following Hyundai/Kia debacle

    According to a report from Reuters, South Korea's government has drafted strict new rules for automakers to follow when calculating fuel economy. The legislation comes after a major snafu by Hyundai and Kia that resulted in the automakers changing the estimated fuel mileage rating of many popular ...

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    Video: Volvo testing F1-style KERS system, cites 25 per cent fuel economy bump [w/video]

    Volvo has been experimenting with flywheel propulsion systems since the eighties, but only recently has technology caught up with the possibility of real-world applications. In 2011, the Swedish carmaker was granted 6.57 million Swedish kronor (about $1M) by the Swedish Energy Agency to work on ...

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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 ...