Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner. ECO mode: Improves hybrid system efficiency by limiting power in response to light to moderate accelerator pedal input.

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Toyota Prius AWD-e: Going light on the rear motor helps it hit 50 mpg

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The all-wheel drive version of the Toyota Prius introduced last week at the LA Auto Show earns an astoundingly good EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined—nearly as good as the 52 mpg earned by much of the Prius lineup (LE, XLE and Limited). Los Angeles Auto Show all-wheel drive

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Gets more than 50 mpg. Hyundai can rightly claim the Sonata Hyundai Hybrid looks like no other sedan, highlighted by a distinctive LED headlight design, which is edged by a very unique and compelling daylight running light strip. Making a Case to Consider a Sedan. Great style.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

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To maximize fuel economy, selecting the Normal drive mode is key to equaling or besting the EPA rating of 30 mpg city/34 highway/32 combined. In the Denim trim, the front end gets LED projector head and daytime running lights and LED taillights. Affordable, Subcompact Crossover.

Flash Drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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The front end has three dominant features with the Dynamic Shield grille, the bold spelling-out of O-U-T-L-A-N-D-E-R and the large, square enclosures housing the LED headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights and turn signals. The new light look. All-New Flagship Crossover.

Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The report also assesses compliance performance for individual automakers and for the US fleet as a whole with the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. mpg to 25.4 This annual report is part of the EPA’s commitment to providing the public with transparent information about new light-duty vehicle GHG emissions, fuel economy, technology data, and auto manufacturers’ performance in meeting the agency’s GHG emissions standards.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The front light gray leather seats with black contrasting accents were heated and power adjustable. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports and Bluetooth are standard, with the head-up display and power panoramic sunroof part of the SEL Touring package.

Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

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The EPA rates the Buick Envision FWD at 24 mpg city/31 highway/26 combined miles per gallon. mpg average. The sculpted front end incorporates LED head and daytime running lights sitting outside the wide, and not-so-large, tasteful new grille, which was finished in tinted chrome.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. Fabien Redon, Vice President, Technology Development at Achates, said they estimate that the OPGCI pickup will achieve 37 mpg (6.35

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EPA proposes leaving light-duty vehicle GHG standards for MY 2022-2025 unchanged

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed leaving the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2022-2025 in place, based on its technical analysis that shows automakers are well positioned to meet the targets. mpg (4.31 As part of the rulemaking establishing the model year 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle GHG standards, EPA committed to conduct a Midterm Evaluation of standards for model years 2022-2025.

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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Fuel economy for the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined. mpg, but on a 100-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we got an impressive 29.8 The dash has controls for 2WD, 4WD and Auto 4WD.

Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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As the team began to dive into some of the details and changes to meet the desired Elio targets, it found that the Geo Metro engine would not meet the fuel efficiency targets to enable the vehicle fuel economy goal of 84 mpg highway. We are literally trying to reinvent the auto industry, so why go the conventional route and rework someone else’s engine? The other mode decreases airflow to reduce pumping work during light load operation such as highway driving.

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EPA to maintain light-duty vehicle GHG standards unchanged through 2025

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In an expected ruling, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks. The EPA says that a wide variety of effective technologies are available to reduce GHG emissions from cars and light trucks, and that automakers are well positioned to meet the standards through model year 2025 at lower costs than the agency earlier predicted.

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50 mpg city 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $29,155

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The EPA-rated 50 mpg (4.7 The 2014 Accord Hybrid, equipped with a two-motor hybrid system, also carries EPA ratings of 45 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined (5.2 The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the first Honda hybrid vehicle produced in Ohio, at the company’s Marysville Auto Plant, and joins the Greensburg, Indiana-built Civic Hybrid as the second Honda hybrid model built in the US, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. Achates will demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. The new Achates Power 2.7-liter OPE will deliver nominal power of 270 hp and max torque of 650 N·m (479 lb-ft); the vehicle will achieve 37 mpg—12% above the 33 mpg fully phased-in CAFE 2025 requirement for a full-size, light-duty pick-up truck (65-70 sq.

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km) combined to 44 mpg (5.34 Auto Glide Control (AGC), yet another of Avalon’s fuel-saving technologies, automatically calculates efficient coasting. A light indicating “AGC” is illuminated on the Multi-Information Display (MID) when AGC is active to alert the driver that less deceleration torque than normal is currently being used.

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Volkswagen to intro Passat BlueMotion Concept at Detroit show; 4-cylinder with cylinder deactivation; 42 mpg highway

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Volkswagen of America will introduce the Passat BlueMotion Concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. In this case, the Passat BlueMotion Concept has a manufacturer-estimated highway fuel economy of 42 mpg (5.6 ACT deactivates the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situations when the driver only applies light throttle pressure to maintain specific city speeds. Passat BlueMotion Concept. Click to enlarge.

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EPA re-opens Mid-Term Evaluation Process for light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards 2022-2025

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that EPA intends to reconsider its final determination issued on 12 January 2017 which recommended no change to the greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles for model years 2022- 2025. mpg (4.31

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GM Introducing US Version of Chevrolet Cruze at LA Auto Show; Up to Estimated 40 mpg Highway

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GM unveils the US production version of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan at the LA Auto Show on 2 December. I-4 turbo with variable valve timing that delivers up to an estimated 40 mpg (EPA ratings pending) on the highway with a high-efficiency model. close-coupled catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O 2 sensor. The 2011 Cruze. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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mpg US) NEDC in the S90 with emissions down to 114 g/km CO 2. The Swedish carmaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. Volvo Cars is also delivering two new connected safety systems that will make their debut in the XC90, S90 and V90: Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light Alert which use the cloud to share safety-critical data between cars.

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Toyota announces expected fuel economy and pricing for RAV4 Hybrid: 33 mpg combined, entry at $28,370

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid—unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show ( earlier post ) and the eighth hybrid in Toyota’s line-up—will receive EPA ratings of 34 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 33 mpg combined (6.9, The RAV4 body structure makes extensive use of high-strength steel, providing a robust and stiff, yet light platform.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Sonata Hybrid SE has preliminary internal estimates of 39 mpg (6.03 l/100 km) in the city, 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km) on the highway and 42 mpg (5.6 Drivers are first alerted of a vehicle in the blind spot by warning lights in the side mirrors.

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Volkswagen of America debuts 2016 Passat; 38 mpg highway from the 1.8 TSI

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has an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 38 mpg (6.18 VW Car-Net includes App-Connect technology, featuring the three major smartphone integration platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Additionally, a new chrome strip on the trunk makes the rear lights appear lower, enhancing the grounded appearance, while chrome on the window surrounds, bumpers, and door trim adds to the premium nature of the design.

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New 3rd generation Audi TT diesel offers fuel economy of 56 mpg

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liters per 100 km (56 mpg US), which translates into CO 2 emissions of 110 g/km (177 g/mile). liters per 100 km (35 mpg US ) and CO2 emissions of 159 g per km (256 g/mile). In “auto” mode, this produces optimum traction and balanced driving dynamics. In the sections of the passenger cell that are subject to the most structural stress, form-hardened steel panels, which are both ultra-high-strength and light are used; these constitute 17 percent of the body’s weight.

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President Obama announces 54.5 mpge, 163 gCO2/mile target for MY2025 light-duty vehicles; California on board

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Light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, 1978-2025. MY1978-2011 figures are NHTSA CAFE in mpg. L/100km) or 163 g/mile of CO 2 for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) worked closely with auto manufacturers, the state of California, environmental groups, and other stakeholders for several months on the program.

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Nissan unveils 2013 Altima Sedan; 38 mpg highway

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Nissan staged the world debut of the 5 th -generation Altima Sedan at the New York International Auto Show. The 2013 Altima equipped with the 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine option has a targeted fuel economy of 27 mpg city / 38 mpg highway / 31 mpg combined (8.7, Fuel economy for the V6-equipped model is expected to be 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined (10.7, 2013 Altima. Click to enlarge.

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Ford prices Auto Start-Stop system in non-hybrid 2013 Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost model at $295

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Ford is offering the Auto Start-Stop system on its new non-hybrid 2013 Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) for $295. Auto Start-Stop saves fuel use when the car is standing and running at idle. On average, Auto Start-Stop improves fuel efficiency by about 3.5%. The Ford Auto Start-Stop system includes a 12V battery designed for long. Fuel-economy includes: 2013 Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost: projected 37 mpg highway.

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Jaguar introduces Gen 2, aluminum-intensive XF; up to 60 mpg US with diesel Ingenium engine

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Jaguar has unveiled the second-generation, all-new Jaguar XF at the New York International Auto Show. With fuel economy as low as 60 mpg US (3.94 mpg US (5.5 This feature not only saves weight, but it also reduces thermal mass, allowing the catalyst to reach light-off temperature sooner, thereby cutting fuel consumption and emissions. Contributing to the XF’s low fuel consumption figures is a light, low-friction six-speed manual transmission.

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BMW introduces 2 Series Gran Tourer; up to 60 mpg US

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All transmissions feature the Auto Start Stop function, which improves fuel economy. mpg US, with CO 2 emissions of 149–144 g/km). mpg US; CO 2 emissions combined: 127–119 g/km) is driven by a compact and lightweight three-cylinder gasoline engine. 48 mpg US; CO 2 emissions combined: 133–128 g/km). mpg US; CO 2 emissions combined: 119–114 g/km) is likewise driven by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel. mpg US; CO 2 emissions combined: 111–104 g/km).

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Hyundai Motor America Targeting Minimum Average 50 mpg for Lineup by 2025

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Hyundai Motor America, currently the leading fuel economy auto manufacturer in the US according to EPA ratings, plans to achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 (mpg) by 2025 for its lineup of passenger cars and light duty trucks. mpg US), Hyundai Motor America’ market share is up more than 50%, the company noted. mpg by 2016.

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Volkswagen introduces the Sport Coupé Concept GTE PHEV at Geneva; 118 mpg US

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l/100 km (118 mpg US), or 46 g CO 2 /km. GTE versions are conceivable in all vehicle classes, as demonstrated with the Cross Coupe GTE SUV concept vehicle that was shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We are enriching this segment with a premium design which is as exclusive as it is dynamic, and which casts the term avant-garde in a new light. Despite this dynamic performance, the concept car has an EC combined fuel consumption of 118 mpg US.

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Global auto production may hit 80+ million units this year; hybrids below 2% of total output

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Worldwide light-duty vehicle production. Production of light-duty passenger vehicles (cars and light trucks) rose from 74.4 The auto industry’s production capacities are far from fully used; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) estimates current global vehicle assembly capacity at almost 95 million, the report notes. Auto manufacturing capacity continues to grow, and annual output could reach the 100 million mark by 2016. mpg US) for 2020.

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Ford Unveils Ford Fiesta for North America at Los Angeles Auto Show; 1.6L I4 with Ti-VCT Delivers Estimated 40 mpg Highway

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Ford unveiled the North American 2011 Ford Fiesta at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Fiesta—available in four- and five-door bodystyles—will offer North American buyers a new choice of 15 class-exclusive technologies and projected highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, besting the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris and Corolla. Pistons are cast aluminum, as well, with the light weight helping to reduce reciprocating mass and adding to fuel efficiency. Fiesta four-door sedan.

Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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Transit van models equipped with optional Auto-Start-Stop achieve CO 2 emissions from 174 g/km and average fuel consumption from 6.6 mpg US)—a 10 per cent reduction over the equivalent outgoing model. Transit Custom vehicles fitted with optional Auto-Start-Stop deliver CO 2 emissions from 157 g/km with average fuel consumption from 6.1 mpg US)—down 13% from the equivalent outgoing model. mpg US)—an 11% improvement compared with the outgoing model.

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 mpg US (6.9 mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA). Light trucks. mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA). mpg US (EPA). Final CAFE mpg US (NHTSA). EPA is allowing auto manufacturers to earn credits toward the fleet-wide average CO 2 standards for improving air conditioning systems, such as reducing both hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant losses (i.e.

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Mitsubishi Motors to launch new Mirage global compact in Japan; 1.0L gasoline engine with 64 mpg US

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With AS&G (Auto Stop & Go, i.e., a stop-start system) and other technologies applied, the M and G trim levels achieve fuel economy of 27.2 km/liter (64 mpg US, 3.7 mpg US, 4.3 The power steering is tuned to facilitate garage parking and other tight space maneuvering with just a light touch on the steering wheel while giving a positive and reassuring response and feedback when changing lanes on expressways. The new Mirage. Click to enlarge.

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New US Poll Finds 74% of Likely Voters Favor 60 MPG Fuel Economy Standard by 2025

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A new national poll of likely voters conducted by the Mellman Group found that 74% of likely voters favor having “ the federal government require the auto industry to increase average fuel efficiency…to 60 miles per gallon by the year 2025.” Among the other findings: 78% favored regulations requiring the auto industry to reduce CO 2 emissions from light duty vehicles.

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Consumer Federation of America Calls for LDV CAFE Standard of 60 MPG for 2025

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A new economic analysis in an issue brief from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is recommending that the Obama Administration set a fleet-wide car and light truck fuel economy standard of 60 mpg (3.92 The Obama Administration will release a Notice of Intent for 2017-2025 light duty fuel economy standards on 30 September. The economic analysis shows that going to 38 mpg (6.19 L/100km) by 2025 and 74 mpg (3.18 L/100km) by 2035 or 41 mpg (5.74

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Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

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Volkswagen unveiled the T-Prime Concept GTE all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing. In hybrid operation, such as when the high-voltage battery is flat, fuel consumption is 29 mpg (8.1 l/100 km); in combined mode using energy from the charged battery, the combined fuel consumption in the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrid models is 87 mpg (2.7

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New diesel Ford Focus ECOnetic to debut at Amsterdam Motor Show; 67 mpg US

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litres of diesel per 100 kilometers (67 mpg US) and to deliver CO 2 emissions of less than 95g/km when certification is completed later this year. The Focus ECOnetic also incorporates the full range of Ford ECOnetic Technologies shared with other models in the all-new Focus line-up, including Ford Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and Shift Indicator Light.

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Chevrolet Malibu Eco with eAssist goes on sale in Q1 2012; estimated 37 mpg highway

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The 2013 Malibu Eco is the first Chevrolet vehicle to feature eAssist, GM’s light electrification system already introduced in the Buick lineup. engine; GM estimates highway fuel economy of 37 mpg US (6.4 The system’s ability to provide some electric assistance at cruising speeds allows the driver to accelerate lightly or ascend mild grades without the transmission downshifting. Malibu Eco with eAssist. Click to enlarge.

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Chevrolet MY 2014 Impala full-size sedan to offer 2.4L eAssist powertrain, estimated 35 mpg highway

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Chevrolet is unveiling its all-new 2014 Impala at the New York Auto Show; the redesigned full-size flagship sedan goes on sale in early 2013 as the model’s 10 th generation. four-cylinder with eAssist, GM’s light electrification system that is also featured in the Chevrolet Malibu ( earlier post ), as well as in the Buick line-up ( earlier post , earlier post ). It is estimated at 182 horsepower (134 kW) and is expected to achieve 35 mpg US (6.7 New Chevrolet Impala.

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VW Unveils Up! Lite Concept at LA Show; Diesel Hybrid with Combined Cycle Fuel Consumption of 96 mpg US (70 mpg Highway)

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Lite concept at the LA Auto Show. L/100km (96 mpg US), with 70 mpg highway. Between 1,800 and 2,250 rpm the 55 kilogram light turbo-diesel direct injection engine delivers 120 N·m (89 l b-ft) maximum torque. Volkswagen’s Up! Lite concept. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen staged the world premiere of the Up! The new concept, based on Volkswagen’s New Small Family (the Up!

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