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 Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector).

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Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Ecotec engine that is characterized by high efficiency, reliability and durability, and low fuel consumption. engine in the previous Excelle. Matching the engine is an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The new-generation Excelle is also equipped with the intelligent start/stop system, which improves fuel economy by 30% compared to its predecessor to 4.6 liters/100 km (51 mpg US). China Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. TSI ACT BlueMotion delivers 96 kW / 130 PS with combined fuel consumption of 4.8 l/100 km (49 mpg US). l/100 km/h (59 mpg US).

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. mpg (9.51 mpg per year.

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New larger 2019 Volkswagen Jetta boosts fuel economy over curren generation

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The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit ( earlier post ) will offer improved EPA-estimated fuel economy for the model: 30 mpg city (7.8 L/100km) and 40 mpg (5.88 Fuel Efficiency

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Production Peugeot diesel sets new test circuit long-distance fuel economy record: 117.5 mpg US

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A 1.6-liter BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC: 1,337.19 gallons (43 liters) of Diesel, with an average fuel economy of 117.5 mpg US (2.0 l/100 km (78 mpg US) and low CO 2 emissions of 79 g/km.

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Small turbo engines get good MPG ratings; real-world use may be a different story

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Over the past few years, automakers have applied more technology to a wider array of cars in order to boost their efficiency to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. turbocharged mpg Fuel Economy TurbochargingAutomakers may gradually be putting more emphasis on plug-in electric cars and conventional hybrids, but they are far from done with plain old internal combustion.

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2017 Audi A4 ultra with Millerized 2.0 TFSI offers 31 mpg combined; highest EPA-estimated fuel economy in competitive segment

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Audi’s 2017 A4 ultra leverages the Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) to achieve 27 mpg (8.7 l/100 km) city, 37 mpg (6.35 l/100 km) highway, and 31 mpg (7.58 l/100 km) combined EPA-estimated fuel economy. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Ford releases fuel economy figures for new F-150 diesel

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A full-sized pickup that can get 30 mpg sounds impressive, and it is. Ford has released the fuel economy ratings for the new F150 Powerstroke diesel, and that's the highway rating for the two-wheel drive model. In the city it's rated to get 22 mpg from its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, and gets a combined rating of 25 mpg in mixed driving.

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. l/100km), compared to an EPA-rated 27 mpg (8.7 Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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The four-door fastback is powered by a hybrid electric powertrain that is expected to deliver 550 hp (410 kW) with fuel consumption of 5.5 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of about 129 g/km. Combined engine and motor system torque is 750 N·m (553 lb-ft).

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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,

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy.

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

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The new TT and TTS models will be available with three different four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection. Standard fuel consumption is 4.2 liters per 100 km (56 mpg US), which translates into CO 2 emissions of 110 g/km (177 g/mile). Diesel Fuel Efficiency

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2018 Toyota AYGO mid-lifecycle update features enhanced 1.0L engine; Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant; up to 61.8 mpg

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With my 14 years of experience in being a Chief Engineer for joint venture projects, I know the importance of sustaining modernity during a vehicle’s lifecycle. —David Terai, AYGO Chief Engineer. The standard version achieves a fuel consumption of 4.1

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Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

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One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. That engine came with some audacious claims, too: How about an EPA combined. emissions Detroit Auto Show EPA Engines Fuel Economy carbon dioxide Achates PowerWith opposed pistons in the middle and crankshafts at either end, it was sufficiently different to startle most visitors who paid attention.

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Ford F-150 fuel economy improves with all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

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Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates—city, highway and combined ratings—by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; the 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine.

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Renault introducing three Energy engines in the Mégane Collection 2012; fuel economy up to 67 mpg US

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The Energy dCi 110 diesel offers fuel consumption of 3.5 L/100km, equivalent to 67 mpg US. liters/100 km (67 mpg US) with CO 2 emissions of 90 g/km. The result is enhanced combustion and, consequently, lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. 16V engine.

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New 2013 Nissan Sentra delivers 34 mpg combined fuel economy, up to 40 mpg highway

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Nissan’s all-new 2013 Sentra, featuring a new 1.8-liter engine and next-generation Xtronic CVT with sub-planetary gear, offers combined fuel economy of 34 mpg (6.9 With the FE+ models, Sentra achieves up to 40 mpg (5.88 New 1.8-liter engine and advanced CVT.

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Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

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Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every last bit of efficient from cars and trucks, but so far there's been little consideration of the fuel itself. Some efficiency-focused upgrades to standard gasoline engines. Gasoline Fuel Economy octane

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fuel Economy: 23 MPG Combined

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How do you make a full-size pickup truck more fuel-efficient? Fitting in a smaller diesel engine seems to be working for Ram. The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel achieved an EPA fuel-economy rating of 23 mpg combined for rear-wheel drive models. That represents a city rating of 20 mpg MORE: 2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford Vs Chevy Vs Ram, Who''s Best?

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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Consumer Reports’ own fuel economy tests of vehicles equipped with small turbocharged engines has found in many cases that the turbocharged cars tested by CR have slower acceleration and no better fuel economy than the models with larger conventional engines, the organization said.

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and falling below the top-performing and smaller Toyota Prius hatchback by only 4 mpg. However, Consumer Reports’ engineers cautioned that buyers expecting their car to deliver the EPA’s figure of 47 mpg posted on the window sticker might be disappointed.

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ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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Starting from a baseline 26 mpg (9.04 l/100 km) in 2016, the The ICCT team assessed increased consumer label fuel economy (as opposed to the regulatory test fuel economy) to 35 mpg (6.71 l/100 km) in 2025 and to 42–46 mpg (5.6-5.11 Advanced engines.

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New Honda Fit Hybrid improves fuel economy 35% over outgoing model; best hybrid (non plug-in) fuel economy in Japan

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achieved fuel economy of 36.4 mpg US, 2.7 The combination of the one-motor hybrid system and the engine realizes sporty driving during acceleration and high-speed cruising by using the clutches to engage the engine. Honda Motor Co., km/L (85.6

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Nissan boosts fuel economy of 2013 Pathfinder SUV by 30%, drops weight by 500 lbs

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Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg highway / 20 mpg city and 22 mpg combined for the 2WD model (9.0, l/100 km, respectively) and 25 mpg highway / 19 mpg city and 21 mpg combined for the 4WD model (9.4, 2013 Pathfinder. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Hyundai Accent first to receive 1.6L GDI Gamma engine; 18% improvement in highway fuel economy to 40 mpg

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The 2012 Accent is the first vehicle to receive the all-new 1.6-liter GDI Gamma engine ( earlier post ), paired with proprietary six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. is the smallest Hyundai engine yet to benefit from the application of Gasoline Direct Injection technology. MPG Contributions. Total fuel savings. The all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine delivers 138 hp (103 kW)—a 13% improvement over a conventional Gamma 1.6L

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Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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At the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Annual Merit Review meeting in Washington, DC last week, Michael Ruth from Cummins noted that the DOE program target for the project is a fuel economy (CAFE) target of 26 mpg (9.05 Cost of the new engine relative to gasoline baseline.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 shows 32% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy over predecessor; SKYACTIV-G 2.5 turbo

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Mazda North American Operations released EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. In Canada, NR Canada estimates of fuel consumption put the improvement at 35%.). engine, which produces the power of a V-6 engine without the fuel-efficiency penalty.

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ORNL researchers quantify the effect of increasing highway speed on fuel economy

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Huff Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It also offers consumer information and advice pertaining to vehicle fuel economy and energy-related issues such as driving tips. Engines Fuel EfficiencyJohn F. Thomas, Brian H.

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New UMTRI report on US vehicle fuel economy from 1923-2013 suggests need to focus on improving lower tails in each vehicle class

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The main findings from the analysis are that fuel economy decreased from 14.0 mpg (16.8 mpg (19.6 Starting in 1974, fuel economy increased rapidly to 16.9 mpg (13.9 Thereafter, improvements have been small, with fuel economy in 2013 at 17.6

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Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around the 48 US states; 78 mpg US

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A Volkswagen Passat TDI, produced at the Volkswagen Chattanooga (Tennessee) plant, now has covered 8,122 miles (13,071 km) with record low fuel consumption and within 16 days. The driver team, hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes of CleanMPG and engineer Bob Winger, achieved a fuel consumption of only 3.02 mpg US). mpg is really impressive and a testament to the potential of Volkswagen’s TDI vehicles. It shows how much the fuel consumption depends on the driver.

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ORNL study quantifies fuel economy costs of common driver practices and vehicle alterations

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have quantified the fuel economy effects of some common driver practices and vehicle accessories or alterations—including underinflated tires, open windows, and rooftop and hitch-mounted cargo. The SUV, a 2009 Ford Explorer with a 4-liter V6 engine, was also tested while towing an enclosed trailer. mpg (5.53 l/100 km) at 60 mph (97 km/h) to 33 mpg (7.1 mpg (9.45 mpg (10.3 mpg (9.5

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Mercedes-Benz previews new GLA compact SUV; fuel economy as high as 54.7 mpg in diesel version

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and 2.0-liter gasoline engines will extend from 115 kW (156 hp) in the GLA 200 to 155 kW (211 hp) in the GLA 250. The GLA 200 CDI develops 100 kW (136 hp) and maximum torque of 300 N·m (221 lb-ft), with fuel consumption of 4.3 Diesel Driver Assistance Systems Fuel Efficiency

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles in the US climbed to 23.0 mpg in January

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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US. mpg US (10.2 mpg from December, according to figures from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). The fuel-economy information was available for 99.8% in January was 23.0 L/100 km), an increase of 0.8

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GM 2015 Colorado and Canyon V6 mid-size pickups offer segment-leading fuel economy

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon ( earlier post ) will offer segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickups, based on current EPA fuel economy estimates. V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing and a six-speed automatic, the trucks offer 2WD fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. Engine.

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GM: new Sierra 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 highway fuel economy tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

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EcoTec3 V-8 engine ( earlier post ) equipped with direct injection, cylinder deactivation (AFM) and variable valve timing to achieve EPA estimates of 16 mpg city (14.7 l/100 km) with two-wheel drive or 16/22 mpg (14.7/10.7 2WD Pickup truck fuel economy comparisons.

Mercedes-Benz introducing diesel E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with fuel economy of 56 mpg US; gasoline-engined E 400 HYBRID model to follow

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID; the luxury-class diesel hybrid offers fuel consumption of 4.2 L of diesel/100 km (56 mpg US), with CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. Engine. The combustion engine shuts down and the desired speed is maintained by the electric?motor

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How Silicon Valley startup boosted MPG in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup truck

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It looks like GM's investment arm, GM Ventures, has borne some real-world, fuel-saving fruit. Sophisticated engine-control algorithms under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck, which make the truck's V-8 engines more efficient, came from work done by a company GM bought in 2012. Pickups General Motors Fuel Economy GM Ventures Cylinder Deactivation

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

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Elio Motors, the start-up developing a $6,800, 84-mpg- (2.8l/100 km) three-wheeled vehicle with a target date of 2016, unveiled its engine prototype: a 0.9-liter, 3-cylinder unit developed by IAV. The Elio engine uses a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.

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