Category Archives: MPG

EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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Hyundai and Kia offer mea culpas to EPA for inflated mileage ratings

In this era of extremely strong and ambitious federal mileage standards, conditions are ripe for controversies and battles to ensue over how honest and accurate window sticker city/highway/combined fuel economy numbers really are. Hyundai and Kia are going through this … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest on Life Support But Coming Back

Green Automotive Digest has been on hiatus since early December, and will be starting up again in early April. The format will be changing and will be closer to the monthly publication I started in February called Green Auto Market. … Continue reading

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Hybrid and EV Sales Numbers Slim, at Least for Now

As is well known, hybrid and electric vehicles still make up a very small slice of US new vehicle sales, with small fuel efficient cars and crossovers taking up some of the slack for now in hitting federal fuel economy … Continue reading

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Gasoline prices could hit $5 per gallon

Auto industry guru Art Spinella of CNW Research says that gasoline prices could be hitting $5 a gallon by this summer. Right now, at this time of year, gas prices are higher than they normally are – the highest that … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned for Green Auto Market

Stay tuned — a new publication is coming out very soon called Green Auto Market — The Business of Green Cars, Fuels & Technologies.  it’s a business-to-business publication focusing on electric vehicle and alternative fuel sales trends, marketing, and new … Continue reading

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Questions I’ll ask at LA Auto Show

So I’m getting organized for the working at the LA Auto Show media days — will be there Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday next week. We’re setting up some interviews, and I do look forward to find out if … Continue reading

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Battery packs don’t need to be Darth Vader for EVs

Battery packs are not as big a challenge for carmakers to entice car shoppers to check out plug-in electric vehicles as had been initially worried over. Advanced lithium-ion battery systems being installed in new plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan … Continue reading

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Detroit 3 get more federal funds for advanced tech

If the Obama administration leaves office in January 2013, they’ll be mainly remembered for the expensive Recovery & Reinvestment Act, an extensive and confusing health care bill, and budgetary battles. What might be forgotten are achievements in advanced automotive technologies … Continue reading

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