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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.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6 mpg fuel economy improvement from MY 2011 to MY 2012 is the second largest annual improvement in the last 30 years. l/100 km) fuel economy, which, if achieved, will again represent all-time records. Click to enlarge. l/100 km), which is 1.2 mpg, or 22%. Click to enlarge.

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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. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013.

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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. Compared to MY 1987, MY 2010 CO 2 emissions were 11 g/mi (3%) lower, and fuel economy was 0.6

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Asian brands, led by Lexus, Toyota, and Mazda, in that order, continue to be the best for new car reliability in CR’s survey, which is the largest of its kind. Consumer Reports’ survey also reveals that some automakers—striving for improved fuel economy—are clearly making more reliable turbocharged engines than others.

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Road Test: 2022 Subaru BRZ Limited

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ Limited is a rear-wheel drive, 200+ horsepower sports coupe that competes with the Mazda MX-5 RF , and shares a platform with Toyota 86. If you opt for the automatic, the fuel economy is rated a bit better at 21/30/25. Road Test: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Driving Experience: On the Road.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Mazda Ford Partner was reported to be developing Series PHEV based on Mazda 5 MPV platform. 2/12/07 GM is aggressively pursuing plug-in hybrids "because of the tremendous potential to significantly increase fuel economy," according to spokesman Brian Corbett. Hyundai Partnering with Korean battery companies for hybrids.

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