EPA to tighten gas-mileage test rules, audit more ratings from carmakers

Published: October 20, 2014

The EPA plans to audit more of the gas-mileage test data submitted by carmakers, and tighten its rules for that testing, after fuel-economy ratings on almost 20 recent models proved to be too high and had to be reduced.

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat priced from $63,995 - Published: October 20, 2014

The Charger Hellcat has a slightly higher starting price—and a slightly worse dollar-per-horsepower rating—than the $59,995 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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Lawsuits: Ignition-related recalls cut GM cars' trade-in value - Published: October 20, 2014

General Motors has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have lost value due to the defect and subsequent recall effort.

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Safety counts: 1 in 5 U.S. vehicles recalled this year - Published: October 17, 2014

The recall tally for 2014 has already reached 52 million vehicles. That's well over the previous yearly record of 30.8 million vehicles recalled, in 2004.

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Hyundai and Kia evaluate offering diesels for fuel economy In U.S. cars - Published: October 17, 2014

Both brands offer diesels in other markets, and are now reportedly evaluating whether to bring some of them to the U.S. as well.

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Acura looks at making AWD a standard feature on its cars - Published: October 17, 2014

Acura may take a page out of Subaru’s playbook and make all-wheel drive a standard feature on its cars. The move is just one strategy Acura is looking at to stand out from rivals in the luxury segment.

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Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado are the least-recovered stolen vehicles in America - Published: October 16, 2014

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just published a report on U.S. car thefts that may serve as a wake-up call to owners of older vehicles (and drivers of pickup trucks).

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Self-contained solar carport with battery: electric-car charging for the future? - Published: October 16, 2014

Home solar charging really hasn't entered the mainstream yet, with photovoltaic solar installations costing as much as $25,000 and local incentives inconsistent to nonexistent.

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Porsche exec confirms Macan S diesel for U.S. - Published: October 16, 2014

Speaking with Automotive News, Porsche Cars North America’s vice president of marketing, Andre Oosthuizen, said a diesel-powered Macan would be available for American customers in a little more than a year.

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Jay Leno returns to prime time with auto-centered series - Published: October 15, 2014

CNBC announced today that Leno will be returning to primetime with a car-centric series tentatively titled, you guessed it, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

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Toyota racks up 7M hybrids sold since 1997 - Published: October 15, 2014

Toyota not only invented the modern hybrid-electric vehicle, but it has sold more hybrid cars than any other automaker.

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