Test Drive: 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

Just the right mix of American sensibility and European flare. I?ll admit it, at first; I was skeptical of the Dart. Based upon an aging Alfa Romeo platform with a Fiat engine and the front fascia of an updated Dodge Neon, I figured the Dart was simply snake oil; a car composed of leftover bits,…

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EPA Rates Mitsubishi i the Top MPGe

Logging 126 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalency) for city driving and 99 MPGe on the highway, the Mitsubishi i gets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top ranking for a battery-powered electric vehicle. As a comparison the Nissan Leaf?received?a 106/92 MPGe rating, and the Chevrolet Volt a 95/90 MPGe rating. In a series of real-world tests,…

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Chrysler and EPA Partner to Scale Down Hydraulic Hybrid

Hydraulic Hybrids Currently Power Delivery and Refuse Trucks In a joint announcement at the EPA laboratories in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-January, Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group CEO, and Lisa P. Jackson, Agency Administrator for the EPA announced a partnership to explore the feasibility of a hydraulic hybrid system for large passenger cars and light-duty vehicles….

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New Chevy Cruze Eco Leads Segment

Cruze Eco Posts EPA 42 MPG The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the official fuel economy numbers for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco and they are better than expected.? The Cruze Eco model gets a segment-leading good 42 mpg on the highway (manual transmission models), with equally impressive city fuel economy of 28 mpg. Cruze…

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EPA and DOT Propose New Labels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are jointly proposing the adoption of a new fuel economy labeling process for new vehicles. ?We are asking the American people to tell us what they need to make the best economic and environmental decisions when buying a new car,? said EPA…

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Ford is having a Fuel Economy Fiesta

When the Fiesta arrives at Ford dealers this summer it will be the most fuel-efficient car in its class eclipsing the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the Fiesta with six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.? That makes it 5 mpg better than…

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