Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps out in front of the camera in a new round of spy photos. Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. And what exactly are WLTP standards? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar will produce the E-Type Zero

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Hyundai and Kia must adjust fuel economy claims

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are being forced to backtrack on fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 models after discrepancies were revealed between agency results and tests from the company.

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. CVVD optimizes both engine performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Hyundai and Kia enter fuel economy settlement

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Korean car making giants Kia and Hyundai have entered into settlement agreements with owners and lessees of vehicles that were affected by their reduction of fuel economy ratings. Latest News Green cars Kia Hyundai

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A123 expands, BMW electric plans, fuel-economy battle, Kia Niro chatbot: Today's Car News

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If you're interested in the new Kia Niro hybrid Today, BMW's electric-car plans may have changed, Tesla solar roof tiles can be preordered, A123 is bigger than you think, and VW plans even greater reductions in the environmental impact of carmaking. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We ran down our top news stories from the previous week.

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Kia Optima Hybrid achieves fuel economy world record

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A new Guinness World Record has been set for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid petrol vehicle. The record has been achieved by hypermiler Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius while driving through all 48 adjoining states in a Kia Optima Hybrid. Green cars Kia Latest news fuel economy fuel economy world record Guinness World Record Kia Optima Hybrid

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Hyundai and Kia settling litigation over fuel economy reductions; valued at up to $395M

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Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America have entered into settlement agreements with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the Hyundai/Kia November 2012 lowering of fuel economy ratings. The reductions in fuel economy affected approximately 27% of Hyundai 2011-13 model year vehicles, reducing their combined city/highway fuel economy by 1-2 mpg; the adjustment affected approximately 300,000 2011-13 model year Kia vehicles.

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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. Fuel EconomyThe debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square.

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Hyundai And Kia Evaluate Offering Diesels For Fuel Economy In U.S. Cars

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Hyundai and Kia sell hybrids, an electric car, and a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the U.S.--the the latter two in limited numbers--but there''s one green-car avenue the Korean automakers haven''t explored yet. DON''T MISS: Fewer Gas Stations, But More Diesel Pumps, As Diesel Sales Rise Both brands offer diesels in other markets, and are now reportedly

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Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

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Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total fine of $100m in the US for overstating the fuel economy of their cars. Green credentials Kia Hyundai The record settlement is accompanied by the forfeit of 2.7

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

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The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. We found it to be a comfortable, stylish sedan that gave us good fuel economy—almost as good as the car's EPA. Fuel EconomyIt shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or styling flourish, with the higher-volume Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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New Kia Sorento to boast improved fuel economy

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Keep your eyes peeled for the new Kia Sorento (pictured) – due to go on sale later in the year, it will boast a host of changes focusing on improving its fuel economy and lowering its emissions. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Sorento SUVThe vehicle, which will be manufactured in Korea, will include a host of different diesel and petrol engines [.].

Hyundai/Kia to correct overstated fuel economy claims of MY 2012 and 2013 models as result of EPA investigation

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Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will reduce their fuel economy (mpg) ratings for a number of 2011-13 model year models in showrooms after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company. The changes affect the fuel economy ratings for approximately 900,000, or 35% of, 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through 31 October 2012. At its National Vehicle and Fuel Emission Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Mich.,

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative confirmed for RAC Future Car Challenge

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) has confirmed it will take part in next month’s RAC Future Car Challenge. Whoever drives for the Kia Rio 1.1 Latest news Global Fuel Economy Initiative RAC Future Car ChallengeCRDI ‘1’ Eco from Brighton to London on November 3 on behalf of the GFEI will have a decent chance of appearing on the winner’s list. That’s because this [.].

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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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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in October hits highest level yet

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University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle report that the average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October reached 24.1

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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. The report also noted that: Since alternative fuel vehicle production [CNG, PHEVs and EVs] has generally been less than 0.1%

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Kia introducing its first FWD 8-speed automatic

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Kia Motors has revealed some details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drive vehicles. Fuel Efficiency Transmissions

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

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Fuel economy improvements for the hybrid vehicles vary considerably from 5-10% for the larger, luxury hybrid vehicles to more than 40%. Fuel economy improvements for diesels range from 15% to 30% relative to gasoline counterparts. Fuel Efficiency

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Kia Optima Hybrid sets a new Guinness World Record for fuel economy; Gerdes and Bernius achieve average 64.55 mpg through 48 US states

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A Kia Optima Hybrid ( earlier post ) driven by hypermiler Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle while driving through all 48 adjoining US states. Gerdes and Bernius successfully piloted a factory-standard 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan through a 7,899 mile (12,712 km) route across America and achieved an average fuel consumption of 64.55

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UMTRI: November average new vehicle fuel economy in US same as October; September Eco-Driving Index at a record 0.8

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in November was 24.1 This 20% improvement in fuel economy (mpg) corresponds to a 17% reduction in fuel consumption (gallons per mile).

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Kia Rio leads the pack. The Green Piece

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Kia’s Rio EcoDynamics is currently rated as the lowest emission diesel-only model available in the UK, with emissions as low as just 85g/km of CO2 and 88.3mpg on a combined cycle. With the news that Kia and Hyundai must reduce their fuel economy claims (see story) there [.].

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Kia Soul Electric Car Due In 2014?

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The 2013 Kia Soul hasn't really registered with those of us concerned about fuel economy and emissions. However, the Soul could get a lot greener in 2014, as Kia has apparently confirmed an electric version will make production in a few years That's despite the Soul Eco achieving a respectable 36 mpg highway and 32 combined in EPA testing.

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New Kia Rio: CO2 emissions from just 85g/km

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Kia’s new Rio model is set to go on sale next month with emissions as low as 85 g/km CO2. The new, fourth generation model will also boast fuel economy as high as 88.3mpg, as its car maker strives to make low emission cars ‘available to all’. Kia car emissions fuel economy new RioFirst launched in 2005, the new model will [.].

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. The mild hybrid powertrain will be available on new diesel and gasoline production cars from Kia in the near future.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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Vehicle fuel economy rises for fifth consecutive year

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Efforts to increase fuel economy and lower emissions show no signs of losing pace as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report revealing a fifth consecutive increase in new vehicle fuel efficiency with a corresponding decrease in average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In addition, the report confirms that average CO2 emissions have fallen while fuel economy increased in each year beginning in 2005.

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Sergio Marchionne dies, Gyon electric car: Today's Car News

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We review fuel-economy numbers in the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne died in a hospital in Switzerland. China aims to bring a new boutique electric car to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Sergio Marchionne, who made his name as a plainspoken corporate turnaround artist, died following. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Kia claims lowest emission car in class with new Rio

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The new Kia Rio will have emissions as low as 85g/km, making it one of the cleanest models in the B-Segment, when it goes on sale from September 1, 2011. Kia says its new EcoDynamics model will beat [.]. Kia B-Segment fuel economy low emission new RioThe fourth generation model will benefit from a complete makeover, both in terms of style and eco-credentials.

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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Adjusted CO 2 emissions and adjusted fuel economy by model year. This marks the first time that data for CO 2 emissions are included in the annual report, Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 through 2009.

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Hyundai, Kia To Pay $300 Million For Gas-Mileage Testing Errors

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Gas-mileage ratings issued by Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have been the topic of investigation by the U.S. The companies were accused of misstating fuel-economy figures on the window stickers of certain 2011, 2012, and 2013 models; both had previously been ordered to compensate owners Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for some time now.

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Fast-Charging 'Standard Wars,' Kia e-AWD Concept, GM Doubles Down On CVTs: Today's Car News

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We wrap up the week with stories on the potential end of the "standard war" between CHAdeMO and CCS electric-car fast charging, a Kia concept car with electric all-wheel drive set to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and General Motors'' plan to put CVT automatic transmissions in more cars to boost fuel economy.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Nineteen Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV across these four states, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. Kia has partnered with three charger providers—Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

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Kia shows Forte LPG Hybrid Concept at SEMA

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Among the lineup of concept and production-intent vehicles Kia is showcasing at the SEMA show in Las vegas this week is the Kia Forte Hybrid Concept.

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut.

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New Gen 3 Ceed first Kia sold in Europe to offer level-two autonomy Lane Following Assist technology; new Kappa turbo, U3 diesel

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Kia Motors revealed the new Ceed ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.28

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Hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes targeting record with Kia Optima Hybrid

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Hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius, driving a factory-standard 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid ( earlier post ), aim to set a new record for lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid car while driving an 8,000-mile route through all 48 adjoining states of the US. The Optima Hybrid is Kia’s first hybrid vehicle in the US market and went on sale in East- and West-coast regions in June 2011, priced from US$26,500, with national availability by the end of 2011.

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BorgWarner supplying EGR valve for 1.6L Kappa GDI engine in Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro

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BorgWarner is supplying its advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for the new Hyundai Ioniq sedan and the Kia Niro crossover sport utility vehicle. BorgWarner’s compact, optimized EGR valve contributes to the vehicles’ lower emissions and 3 percent increase in fuel economy.

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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. With a number of improvements, Forte now offers drivers a higher level of comfort, fuel efficiency and advanced driver assistance technologies. Typically applied to hybrid and electric vehicles, the Atkinson Cycle and cooled EGR technologies are designed to help boost fuel efficiency. Engines Fuel Efficiency Transmissions

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Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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Kia Motors Europe will unveil a new Kia cee’d GT Line specification at the 85 th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March. This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe. Kia cee’d GT Line.

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Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The system also improves fuel economy over standard all-wheel-drive setups by operating only when needed and serving as an energy recovery mechanism.

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 Kia will pay a $43.2-million civil penalty and forgo the use of approximately 2.05 Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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