Tag Archives: Fuel Efficiency

Bloomberg: How China’s Dirty Cities Are Reshaping Car Design Across World

Bloomberg reports that China’s air pollution crisis is leading to new fuel efficiency standards that are influencing automakers in Beijing and around the world. “In response to government rules and incentives that have spurred electric-car sales in China,” Bloomberg reports, “automakers are beefing up their global electric-vehicle and plug-in offerings.” “Decisions made in Beijing already are affecting cars people drive…

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HybridCars ranks 5 most fuel-efficient hybrid cars

HybridCars.com has ranked the five most fuel-efficient hybrid cars based on U.S. government efficiency ratings. They are the 2014 Toyota Prius c (50 mpg), 2014 Toyota Prius Liftback (50 mpg), 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (47 mpg), 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid (47 mpg), and 2014 Jetta Hybrid (45 mpg). Read more.

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Toyota Calls Hybrids ‘Sturdy Bridge’ to Automotive Future

The Wall Street Journal reports that Toyota continues to believe that hybrid vehicles — not pure electric vehicles — are the best way to reduce fuel consumption. “Some people say hybrid vehicles such as the Prius are only a bridge to the future,” said Takeshi Uchiyamada, chairman of Toyota. “But we think it could be a long bridge and a…

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