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September 21, 2017

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

August 17, 2017

Nissan Details Next-Gen Leaf Rollout

Nissan will show its next-generation LEAF battery-electric sedan at eight National Drive Electric Week events following its global reveal on Sept. 5, Nissan has announced.

August 8, 2017

Mazda to Offer First Compression Ignition Gasoline Engine

Mazda Motor Corp. will offer the world's first compression ignition gasoline engine in 2019 as a way to reduce emissions without moving to battery-electric models, the Japanese automaker has announced.

August 3, 2017

Nissan Announces Leaf Redesign

The new Nissan Leaf focuses on making the vehicle more aerodynamic and energy efficient.

June 5, 2017

Buick to Offer Mild Hybrid LaCrosse in 2018

The new system features a compact lithium-ion battery pack for torque-assisted launch, regenerative braking, and a smoother stop and start. When paired with a four-cylinder engine, the eAssist system increases city fuel economy by 19% compared to the LaCrosse’s V-6.

June 1, 2017

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

May 26, 2017

Crossovers Blurring Lines of Fuel Economy Analysis

The growing popularity of crossovers and their ambiguous classification has complicated the analyses of fuel efficiency trends and vehicle sales.

September 7, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt to Offer One-Pedal Driving Mode

General Motors' 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will offer a one-pedal driving mode that allows drivers to maximize fuel efficiency with greater use of regenerative braking.

July 26, 2016

2017-MY Buying Inclinations Point to Stable Order Year

The majority of commercial fleets report they will acquire approximately the same number of vehicles in the 2017 model-year as they did in the preceding year. However, energy-sector fleets signal decreased new-vehicle orders.

May 3, 2016

Derive, Meineke Offer Fuel Efficiency System, Service

Derive Systems, a vehicle software company that specializes in engine calibration, and Meineke, an auto repair company, have formed a working partnership. Derive will provide the solution, and Meineke the service and training needed by fleets.

April 25, 2016

How to Combat Driver Complacency Caused by Lower Fuel Prices

The prolonged drop in fuel prices shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future, which is positive since lower prices are making a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures. However, there is the risk that prolonged lower prices will result in driver complacency to being energy conscious with less focus on fuel-efficient driving.

April 20, 2016

Senate Approves Energy Bill Promoting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. Senate has approved an energy bill that reauthorizes a federal program that works with truck manufacturers and suppliers to improve fuel efficiency.

January 27, 2016

Bosch's Smart Gas Pedal Lowers Fuel Consumption

Bosch has developed the active gas pedal, which notifies the driver when to lighten pressure on the pedal, promotes lowered fuel consumption, and issues warnings to drivers when they are speeding.

January 21, 2016

Stop-Start Standard for 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

Ford is adding auto stop-start as standard equipment on 2017 F-150 trucks powered by EcoBoost engines, the truck maker has announced.

November 20, 2015

Mazda's 2016 CX-9 Prioritizes Fuel Efficiency

Mazda is relaunching its three-row CX-9 mid-size SUV for 2016 with improved performance, new safety features, and a fresh design nearly nine years after the first generation model.

November 10, 2015

GM's Reduced Scale Wind Tunnel Optimizes Vehicle Designs

General Motors has begun using a new, 35,000-square-foot reduced scale wind tunnel to test clay models up to 40% of the scale of a vehicle to accelerate and verify fuel-saving designs earlier in development of new cars and trucks.

October 1, 2015

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

August 3, 2015

KBB Picks 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Vehicles

Three BMW vehicles made Kelley Blue Book's list of the 10 most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015 based on city, highway and combined fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

July 15, 2015

Ford Explains F-150's Air Curtain Technology

Ford implemented new air curtain technology on its 2015 F-150 that directs air flow in a way that reduces drag and aids fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

July 8, 2015

Autonomous Taxis Could Replace Driver Cars by 2030

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that there are both environmental and economic gains from the deployment of driverless vehicles as taxis.

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