UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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UPS announced an update to 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric delivery trucks that improve fuel economy as part of the company’s broader Rolling Laboratory approach. A compact, quiet-running 650cc 2-cylinder engine replaces the previous 2.4L

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models. Fuel Economy

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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QUANTUM driveline technology is scalable across a wide range of vehicle segments and provides substantial advantages regardless of vehicle size: reduced mass, increased power density, improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) and fuel efficiency gains in a more compact system package.

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Ford reveals new Explorer fuel economy figures

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Ford has revealed the fuel economy figures for the new Ford Explorer – and it will be the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market. The vehicle will deliver an EPA-certified 28mpg on the highway with an all-new 2.0litre EcoBoost engine. The engine combines petrol direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement, and [.].

Nissan improves Pathfinder fuel economy by 30 per cent

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SUVs are rarely all that “green” – but the new Nissan Pathfinder SUV (pictured) may change that perception. The vehicle boasts an improvement in fuel economy of 30 per cent thanks to a host of innovations including: an aerodynamic design; reduced engine friction; next-generation Xtronic CVT; and a 500lb weight reduction. Green cars Latest news Nissan fuel economy green cars Nissan Pathfinder

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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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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 Advanced engines. Based on updated engineering teardown analysis by FEV, ICCT reduced these costs to $91–$185.

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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, engine was EPA-rated at 22 mpg highway / 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined. The new Pathfinder is a 3-row/7-passenger SUV. In September, Pathfinder SUV sales in the US rose 38.7%

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Your Next Small SUV

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Apparently, since the Land of the Rising Sun is a rather small place, they don’t have as much room for an “American sized” SUV. So Toyota bolted a smaller SUV body to a Corolla chassis, and called it the RAV4. Today, it would be hard to imagine life without the compact SUV.

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Pathfinder Hybrid SUV Preview

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When compared with other SUV hybrids on the market, the extra cost is relatively low and could make the Pathfinder Hybrid one of the more affordable hybrid sport utilities. Moreover, the affordability and economy doesn’t end there.

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New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes Fuel Economy Tested

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You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future The most recent crop of diesel launches has been in the crossover utility vehicle class, of which we''ve now driven three different models.

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97 SUVs For 2012

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Either they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. For model year 2012, those of you in the market for a new SUV have roughly 100 vehicles to choose from.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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. In order to meet future fuel MPG standards, automakers are starting to adopt electricity en-mass. Modern consumers aren’t ready to forsake the perceived reliability of gasoline engines, and EV infrastructure is still being developed.

Outlander SUV: First 4WD EV

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Teased as a concept SUV last year, Mitsubishi has unveiled its plans for a production model Outlander four-wheel-drive (4WD) plug-in hybrid electric sport utility vehicle (PHESUV). The SUV will be sold in the U.S. The European market will get the SUV in late 2013.

Outlander SUV: First 4WD EV

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Teased as a concept SUV last year, Mitsubishi has unveiled its plans for a production model Outlander four-wheel-drive (4WD) plug-in hybrid electric sport utility vehicle (PHESUV). The SUV will be sold in the U.S. The European market will get the SUV in late 2013.

Infiniti QX60 Hybrid SUV Preview

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Infiniti recently announced plans to go global and their first vehicle to be released with this vision in mind will be the 2014 QX60 Hybrid SUV. In December 0f 2012, Infiniti decided to rename all its models, opting to go with ‘QX’ for its SUVs. 9 liters of fuel (2.4

Ford F-150 Diesel Will Beat Ram EcoDiesel For Fuel Efficiency: Report

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In part, that's because diesel engines are proving to be an effective way to improve efficiency--in trucks and SUVs particularly. Trucks Fuel EconomyThe ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal may have damaged diesel's reputation, but several carmakers are moving ahead regardless with plans to offer more diesel powertrains in the U.S. Ford may now be the latest.

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2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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While engine size has been decreasing slightly in recent years, overall engine horsepower has continued to increase, with the notable exception of MY 2009. Nearly all engines now have multiple valves (approximately 85%) and variable valve timing (projected to approach 95% in MY 2011).

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2017 Jaguar XE 20d fuel economy review

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Diesel engines were just getting a foothold in the United States and Volkswagen had to go ruin it. though it may hang on for SUVs and will certainly continue in heavy duty pickups. What a shame. At this point, it looks like diesel is dead for cars in the U.S., Yet in these uncertain times for oil burners, Jaguar has decided to stick with its plans

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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. Achates light-duty development engines will be available for automakers.

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Major refresh on 2015 Honda CR-V with new Earth Dreams powertrain provides fuel economy gain of up to 12%

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Honda has given its 2015 CR-V compact SUV, which launched in US dealerships on 1 October, the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in the 17-year history of the model. The 2015 CR-V features increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29 mpg (8.7/6.9/8.1 Fuel system.

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.

EPA annual report on CO2, fuel economy and technology trends finds 2012 heading for all-time best; rapid adoption of new technologies

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Adjusted CO 2 emissions and adjusted fuel economy, MY 1975-2011. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report summarizing key trends in carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy, and CO 2 - and fuel economy-related technology for gasoline- and diesel-fueled personal vehicles sold in the United States, from model years (MY) 1975 through 2012. Consumers have an increasing number of high fuel economy/low CO 2 vehicle choices.

Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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The brief’s author, Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, suggests that capital investments focused on the larger vehicles Americans favor can most rapidly save the largest quantities of fuel and avoid more emissions at less cost.

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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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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Achates Power will work with Delphi Automotive and Argonne National Laboratory on its ARPA-E-funded project to develop an innovative opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine. Conceptual image of a possible multi-cylinder OPGCI engine. ARPA-E Engines Fuel Efficiency

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UMTRI: average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles in US dropped 0.2 mpg in May from April

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy (adjusted EPA window sticker value) of new vehicles purchased in the US dropped 0.2 UMTRI average sales-weighted fuel economy. The average sales-weighted fuel economy is calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks) and the combined city/highway fuel-economy ratings published in the EPA Fuel Economy Guide (i.e.,

Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

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How far will big hybrid SUVs go? In a previous post about AFS Trinity’s 150 mile per gallon vehicle, we highlighted one company’s rage about the popularity of hybrid SUVs that get only a few more miles to the gallon than their standard fuel counterparts.

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2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda''s smallest-ever crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) when ordered with front-wheel drive and the CVT automatic transmission.

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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. 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 average sales-weighted fuel economy was calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks) and the EPA “combined” fuel-economy ratings for the respective models.

UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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While most new diesel vehicles cost more than their gasoline counterparts—from a few hundred dollars to several thousand—resale values after three years are 30-50% higher for diesel passenger cars and SUVS, and 60-70% higher for diesel medium-duty pickup trucks.

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Ford announces China electrification push with new Mondeo PHEV and long-range electric SUV; 70% electrified line-up by 2025

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Ford also confirmed plans to bring an all-new fully electric small SUV to China within five years; the electric SUV will feature a range of up to 450 km (279 miles) and will also be marketed in North America and Europe. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers of China, by 2025 new energy vehicles are expected to account for more than 15% of total passenger vehicle sales in China.

Ford introducing four new SUV models in China; EcoSport with 1.0L EcoBoost engine

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3-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford is introducing a family of four new global SUVs in China, which the company unveiled at 2012 Auto China in Beijing: the new Ford EcoSport ( earlier post ), offered with the 1.0L EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ); Kuga; Edge; and Explorer.

Ford Explorer SUV with new 2.0L EcoBoost engine delivers EPA-rated 28 mpg highway

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City/highway EPA ratings for select MY2011 SUVs. Ford’s Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market, delivering an EPA-certified 28 mpg US (8.4 L/100km) on the highway with an all-new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Fuel economy, power and torque.

Volkswagen unveils Atlas; new MQB-based 7-seat SUV; first VW Digital Cockpit in US

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Volkswagen unveiled the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV at an event on the Santa Monica Pier. The largest Volkswagen the company has built in the US, Atlas features Volkswagen-style driving dynamics and attention to detail, and will be priced to be attractive in the volume family SUV segment.

Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive. The PHEV drivetrain offers high performance (335 bhp/250 kW) combined with excellent fuel economy. In EV mode, the transmission allows the engine''s output efficiency to be maximized at all vehicle speeds.

Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX SUV debuts in New York with Sport Hybrid Powertrain; 26 mpg combined

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Acura unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show, adding available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology as a model option.

Porsche introducing new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV; third plug-in from Porsche

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The new generation of the Cayenne will enter the market later this year in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and—in a world premiere—the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. Fuel consumption is 11.5

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Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid 7-seater SUV delivers 59 MPGe; more powertrain details

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Volvo Cars’ new XC90 T8 plug-in 7-seater hybrid SUV delivers total system output of 400 hp (298 kW) and 640 N·m (472 lb-ft) of torque combined with ultra-low emissions (59 g/km) and high fuel efficiency (2.5 The fuel economy according to the US driving cycle is 59 MPGe. Volvo earlier this year had suggested the fuel economy rating on the US drive cycle would be around 60 MPGe. Powertrain components include: Drive-E engine. XC90 T8.

New generation Nissan Pathfinder SUV improves fuel economy by more than 30% over 2012 model

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Nissan introduced the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV. The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30% over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. City, highway and combined average fuel economy numbers are 20 (city), 26 highway) and 22 (combined) mpg for the FWD version [11.8,

2016 Ford Explorer SUV replaces 2.0L EcoBoost with new 2.3L EcoBoost unit; more power and torque, same fuel economy expected

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The new 2016 Ford Explorer SUV is making its global debut today at Los Angeles Auto Show with a new available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that delivers more horsepower and torque than the 2.0L EcoBoost but with expected same fuel consumption.