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UNL study finds non-flex fuel vehicles can adapt to E30 gasoline without performance compromise; fuel efficiency comparable to E15

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A team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has investigated the long-term adaptability and economic feasibility of non-flex-fuel vehicles—vehicles designed to use fuel blends containing 85% ethanol (E85) or less—to consume a 30% ethanol (E30) fuel blend. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. They also collected data on the average mileage per gallon for each fuel type to explore the economic feasibility of utilizing E30.

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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 Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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At 25 mpg, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is the efficiency leader of big gasoline trucks

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Ford has confirmed a 25-mpg combined EPA fuel economy rating for the most fuel-efficient version of the F-150 hybrid lineup, which carries the PowerBoost badge.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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In Europe, Volkswagen has introduced the new Golf TSI BlueMotion featuring a new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder with low fuel consumption of 4.3 mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. The new TSI engine also offers the highest specific torque of any large-scale production series gasoline engines: 200 N·m per liter displacement. l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg). Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Flash Drive: 2023 Toyota Prius Hybrid

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Both are mated to a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, running on 87 octane, with a lithium-ion battery that replaces the nickel-metal battery from the previous generations. Fuel Economy. In our short time driving the Prius AWD, the fuel economy dash meter was reading 54 mpg.

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First VW Polo BlueMotion to have gasoline-fueled TSI technology; new 3-cylinder engine, 57 mpg

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Volkswagen is introducing its first fuel-saving BlueMotion vehicle with a gasoline-fueled TSI engine with the Polo TSI BlueMotion. Improvements to the TSI engine management system have made it possible to reduce fuel consumption by a further 0.2 l/100 km (57 mpg US) and emissions to 94 g/km CO 2. Earlier post.) liters to 4.1 TSI engine. Click to enlarge.

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DOE: Average annual gasoline taxes paid per vehicle, by state, 2019

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According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average fuel economy for all light vehicles on the road today is 22.3 miles per gallon (mpg) and the average annual miles driven is 11,484 miles. The Federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 mpg driven 11,484 miles in 2019.

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Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

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Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are used to test gas mileage than are used for engine. Green E10 EPA Ratings Fuel Economy Gasoline horsepower octaneIt's all about the asterisk, it turns out.

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Flash Drive: 2023 Toyota Crown Hybrid

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Toyota’s hybrid system automatically switches between the electric drive mode, combined electric motor and gasoline engine and gasoline-only engine power. We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. mpg to 12.9 mpg). mpg to 19.6

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Volvo Drive-E engines delivering NEDC fuel consumption in S60 sedan as low as 62 mpg US for diesel, 40 mpg for gasoline

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Volvo is introducing the first engines—two gasoline and 1 diesel—in its new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family ( earlier post ) and has received official European NEDC certification on fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions when applied in the S60 sedan. Leading with the lowest fuel consumption is the Volvo S60 D4 diesel with 181 hp (135 kW) and manual gearbox, delivering class-leading CO 2 emissions at 99 g/km, which translates into fuel consumption of 3.8

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 138 hp, with a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km/h (50 mpg US), equivalent to 108 g/km CO 2. If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 l/100 km (52 mpg US), equivalent to 105 g/km CO 2. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Flash Drive: 2022 Volkswagen Performance Sedans

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In this Flash Drive review we will take a quick look at the 2022 Volkswagen gasoline-powered performance cars, which include the Jetta GLI, Golf GTI and Golf R. 2022 Jetta and Jetta GLI—HP & MPG. The fuel economy for the manual and automatic is 26 mpg city/37 highway/30 combined.

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UMTRI: average fuel-economy of new vehicles in the US in October rose to 24.8 mpg

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The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 24.8 mpg (9.49 mpg from September, according to the monthly analysis from Michael Sivak and Brendan Schoettle from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring). Sales-weighted window sticker (adjusted) fuel economy.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class with hybrid, diesel, gasoline models; 59 mpg PHEV model to come

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On a larger efficiency scale, the new S-Class in its first year will offer two hybrid versions, a gasoline model and a diesel variant: the S 400 HYBRID, S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, S 500, and S 350 BlueTEC. The models offer up to 20% lower fuel consumption than the outgoing model series. These soon will be followed by the S 500 Plug-In HYBRID—the first S-Class with a fuel consumption lower than 4l/100 km (59 mpg US). mpg US) (CO 2 : 115 g/km). mpg US)—0.7

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim.

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Transonic demonstrates supercritical gasoline operation under low load, medium load, and high speed low load conditions; simulated vehicle fuel economy of 48.8 mpg

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Engineers at Transonic Combustion, a start-up developing a fuel efficient supercritical (SC) fuel injection and combustion system—Transonic Combustion, or TSCi ( earlier post )—have demonstrated the TSCi process using gasoline fuel at low load without EGR, medium load with EGR, and high speed low load with EGR. Using engine test data, Transonic simulated vehicle fuel consumption for a vehicle over the NEDC drive cycle using a 4-cylinder, 1.6L

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Tech: How do Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Batteries Recharge? Do I Need to Plug a Hybrid In?

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When the first gasoline-electric hybrids vehicles began arriving in 1999 and 2000, early adopters did their research and were quite knowledgeable about the then-new and revolutionary transportation mode. A Primer on Hybrid Battery Care This article may contain affiliate links.

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UMTRI: Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.3 mpg from April

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in May was 25.5 mpg (9.22 mpg from April—according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). They suggested the improvement likely reflects the increased price of gasoline in May. Fuel economy is down 0.3 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg (9.29

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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). It innovatively controls combustion of the fuel and air mixture, which leads to the improvement in efficiency of up to 10%. Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5

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Road Test: 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Smooth, Quiet and 50+ MPG. The Drive Mode Select helps you get the most performance and fuel efficiency from the hybrid system with choices of Smart, Normal, Sport and Custom. Normal and Smart will give the best fuel economy Through the touchscreen you can configure a Custom setting.

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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 gasoline version comes in four grades: LE, XLE, Limited and the new SE. MSRP for the 2016 RAV4 gasoline models will range from $24,350 for the LE 2WD to $32,910 for the AWD Limited.

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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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M and G trim levels employ Eco Drive Assist which promotes smarter and more fuel-efficient driving. 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 L/100km) on the JC08 cycle, making the Mirage the most fuel efficient registered gasoline car in Japan. This figure is more than 20% better than Japan’s 2015 Fuel Efficiency Standards. mpg US, 4.3

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Road Test: 2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T

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The 2022 Genesis G70 comes with two gasoline engine options. Out on the freeway, Comfort provided a comfortable ride and was preferred to Eco, where the acceleration response, gearshift points and air conditioning were reduced to get the best fuel economy.

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UMTRI: Average US new vehicle fuel economy in October drops to 25 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.0 mpg (9.4 mpg from September, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). They suggested the decline likely reflects the decreased price of gasoline in October, and the consequent increased sales of pickup trucks and SUVs. Fuel economy is down 0.8

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage w/ 3-cylinder engine the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in US; up to 40 mpg combined

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is currently the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in the US, with combined EPA rating of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), consisting of 37 mpg (6.36 l/100 km) city and 44 mpg (5.35 Fuel economy with the 5-speed is 37 mpg (6.36 l/100 km) combined/34 mpg (6.92 l/100 km) city/42 mpg (5.6 Fuel Efficiency 2015 Mirage ES. Click to enlarge.

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ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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Transportation fuel mix in millions of oil-equivalent barrels through 2020. Diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one transportation fuel worldwide by 2020 and continue to increase its share through 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s recently published Outlook For Energy: A View To 2040. The relative shift away from motor gasoline to diesel is driven by improving light-duty vehicle fuel economy and the growth in commercial transportation activity.

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GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km), higher than the combined cycle mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants and a significant boost over the 29 mpg combined of the MY 2015 Malibu with 2.5L EGHR improves engine warm up and assures consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather.

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Study estimates fuel economy improvements to US light-duty vehicles from 1975–2018 saved 2T gallons of fuel, 17B tons of CO2

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A team from the University of Tennessee and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has the fuel savings due to fuel economy improvements over the past 43 years amount to approximately two trillion gallons of gasoline. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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UMTRI: new vehicle average fuel economy in March up 0.2 mpg from February

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in March was 25.4 mpg (9.25 mpg from February, according to the latest monthly analysis br. They sugested that this change likely reflects the increased gasoline prices from February to March. However, fuel economy is still down 0.4 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. Overall, vehicle fuel economy is up 5.3 mpg (9.29

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. The primary measure in this analysis is the average miles driven per gallon of fuel for each year. For 1966 through 1985, fuel economy was calculated from the information in a summary publication by the U.S. mpg to 12.9 mpg).

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Road Test: 2022 Kia Rio S 5-door Hatchback

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Excellent fuel economy, nice styling, low price and an excellent warranty. The front-wheel drive 2022 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with multi-port injection, good for 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, mated to an intelligent variable transmission (iVT).

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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Toyota long ago made a commitment to hybrids, with the Prius being the most successful result of the company’s commitment to combining electricity and gasoline. Next up for 2021 is the all-new Sienna Hybrid minivan, which previously was powered only by a gasoline V6.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in January up 0.3 mpg

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in January was 25.4 mpg (9.25 mpg from December, but still down 0.4 mpg from the peak reached in August of 2014, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). They said the improvement in January likely reflects the leveling off since mid-January in the price of gasoline.

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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 The new TNGA 2.5-liter four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is more fuel efficient, runs cleaner, and is more powerful than previous iterations, and excels at dissipating thermal inefficiencies. Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector).

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Chevrolet 2017 Cruze Diesel EPA-rated at 52 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined; Tier 3 Bin 125

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The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan ( earlier post ) fitted with the six-speed manual transmission offers an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 liters/100 km)—the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in the US. The six-speed manual model returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30 mpg (7.83 l/100 km), resulting in 37 mpg (6.35 Base price of the entry-level gasoline-powered Cruze is $17,850. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

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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. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is based on the E 250 CDI, yet has a higher output and approximately 15% lower fuel consumption. The omission of the converter allows all-electric motoring as well as sailing, thus significantly boosting the potential to reduce fuel consumption.

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Flash Drive: 2023 Kia Sportage

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Clean Fleet Report will have detailed reviews of the Sportage gasoline, hybrid and eventually the plug-in hybrid in the coming months. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline. Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city/32 highway/28 combined. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline.

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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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Cummins reports that it, along with partners Johnson Matthey and Nissan, is on plan in a 4-year, $30-million ($15 million from the US Department of Energy) research project to deliver a light-duty diesel engine with fuel economy 40% improved over that of baseline gasoline V8 engine for a half-ton pickup truck while also meeting the requirements of US Tier2 Bin2 tailpipe emissions. l/100 km), and as such would not meet the GHG requirement of 28 mpg (8.4 Fuels Lubr.

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4WD

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The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco has two EcoBoost gasoline engine choices. EPA fuel economy numbers for the 1.5L are 25 mpg city/28 highway/ 26 combined. Our takeaway is when the Bronco Sport is loaded with a two adults and all their gear, 30 mpg will be realistic on the highway.

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2020 Hyundai Accent improves by 4 mpg on most models with switch to dual port injection engine and IVT

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These changes increase Accent’s EPA estimated fuel economy to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined, up considerably from the 28 city, 38 highway, 32 combined mpg rating with last year’s 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. DPI engine include: Fuel injection at the intake stroke decreases wall wetting for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. A chain improves fuel efficiency by an additional 1.2%

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Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. The new variant, introduced at the Frankfurt show, will record fuel economy in LPG mode of 5.8 mpg US ) and CO 2 emissions of 100 g/km; automatic stop-start (ISG) equipped models will achieve 5.6 l/100 km (42 mpg US ) and 97 g/km. Picanto Click to enlarge.

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New generation VW Polo features more fuel-efficient engines and advanced driver assistance; Polo TDI BlueMotion with 73.5 mpg

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Volkswagen is introducing its next generation of the supermini (B segment) Polo, featuring a range of new EU6 engines that are up to 21% more fuel-efficient and new driver assistance technologies. The new Polo TDI BlueMotion takes the efficiency lead with combined fuel consumption of 3.2 mpg US ), or 82 g/km CO 2. The Polo TSI BlueMotion, equipped with a 1-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine, delivers 4.1 mpg US ) and 94 g/km CO 2.

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