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  • Debunking Some Popular Gas-Saving Myths
    Debunking Some Popular Gas-Saving Myths

    The summer road-trip season is here, and according to AAA, consumers can expect to see prices to hover around last summer's high of $3.55 and $3.70 per gallon. Can you have your fun in the sun while avoiding pain at the pump?Increasingly, n......

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  • Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel
    Want To Save Thousands On Your Next Car? Buy A Diesel

    Between car payments, auto insurance, fuel costs, repairs and maintenance, buying a new car can be an expensive endeavor. One of the ways to save money on overall costs is to buy a diesel car, they typically save buyers $2,000 to $6,000 in ......

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  • Which Green Car Is Right For You?
    Which Green Car Is Right For You?

    Here's an overview to help you determine which green car is right for your needs and budget....

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  • Can Students Turn A Chevy Camaro Into A Fuel-Sipper?
    Can Students Turn A Chevy Camaro Into A Fuel-Sipper?

    The Chevrolet Camaro gulps down gas. Can a bunch of students turn this iconic sports car into a model of fuel efficiency?That's the task students at 16 colleges across North America will face as they prepare for the start of a four-year com......

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  • "Old-Fashioned" Gas Cars That Get Great Fuel Economy

    Want great fuel economy but wary of cars with new technology? Check this list of fuel-sipping stalwarts....

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  • Driving Aggressively Can Cost You Big Money
    Driving Aggressively Can Cost You Big Money

    Putting the pedal to the metal sure is a fun thing to do. But while gunning the engine from a red light and leaving the person in the adjacent lane in your dust creates an intoxicating sense of accomplishment, it also burns a lot of gas. Wi......

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  • The Best And Worst Cars That Get 30+ MPG
    The Best And Worst Cars That Get 30+ MPG

    See which fuel-efficient cars stand out from the rest, in both good ways and bad....

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  • Tesla Supercharger Network Now Covers Majority Of Americans
    Tesla Supercharger Network Now Covers Majority Of Americans

    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced via twitter Sunday that Tesla has officially expanded its Supercharger network across the county.The Supercharger network contains 71 stations, according to Autoblog, and Musk estimates that 80 percent o......

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  • Are Americans Too Big To Drive Small?
    Are Americans Too Big To Drive Small?

    Karen Steelman, a stay-at-home mom from Athens, Ga., has tried to like small cars. She read plenty of reviews, kicked their tires, and has even taken a few test drives.But none of them made her feel safe. And none of them made her feel comf......

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  • Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES
    Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

    Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.The C-Max Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine co......

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  • Hyundai And Kia Move Closer To Settling Fuel Economy Lawsuits
    Hyundai And Kia Move Closer To Settling Fuel Economy Lawsuits

    Thirteen months after a government investigation revealed Hyundai and Kia Motors had overstated the fuel economy of thousands of cars sold in the United States, the two automakers have proposed a settlement.The two South Korean automakers a......

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  • The Most Fuel Efficient Automakers
    The Most Fuel Efficient Automakers

    When it comes to gas mileage, not all brands are created equal. Click through and you’ll find the highs and lows on each car brand....

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  • Most Fuel Efficient Production Car Ever Hits The Streets
    Most Fuel Efficient Production Car Ever Hits The Streets

    The most fuel efficient and aerodynamic production car ever built, the Volkswagen XL1, tore up the streets of New York this week while on its three city tour of the U.S., according to The New York Daily News.The XL1 looks straight from the ......

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  • Looking Back At The X Prize And Ahead To The Automotive Future
    Looking Back At The X Prize And Ahead To The Automotive Future

    At the turn of the last century, the earliest automakers pioneered the use of electric batteries for powering their newfangled cars. Internal combustion engines appeared but a blip on the road to efficiency.In 1922, two decades into the au......

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  • Dawn Of A New Diesel Era On U.S. Roads
    Dawn Of A New Diesel Era On U.S. Roads

    The 2014 model year will see twice as many "clean diesel" models offered than in the model year that is just closing out....

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  • How Stringent Fuel-Economy Rules Are Creating Jobs
    How Stringent Fuel-Economy Rules Are Creating Jobs

    In the age-old debate of whether government regulations help or hinder economic growth, here's one example where more rules have helped create American jobs.President Obama ushered in stringent new fuel economy standards last year. Federal ......

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  • Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices
    Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

    This is a good time to be in the business of selling electric vehicles.Once moribund, sales of electric cars have more than doubled in the U.S. during the first six months of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Americans have pu......

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  • Gas Prices Slightly Higher This Memorial Day Weekend
    Gas Prices Slightly Higher This Memorial Day Weekend

    There will be more Memorial Day travelers on the road this year, facing a slight increase in gas prices, according to AAA.The group says more than 31 million Americans will be hitting the roads to travel more than 50 miles to a beach, campg......

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  • Electric Cars Aren't Actually Dead In The Water
    Electric Cars Aren't Actually Dead In The Water

    The electric vehicle is both alive and well.Alive, yes. Well? That's a new one.Contrary to recent reports of the electric car's pending flop (see this AOL Autos column), a pair of researchers say EVs are gaining in popularity among consumer......

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  • Edison2 Unveils New Very Light Car Design
    Edison2 Unveils New Very Light Car Design

    It's the strange little car that might be making an appearance on a roadway near you. Virginia-based Edison2 showed off the latest version of their super fuel-efficient Very Light Car, signaling a possible move towards to production.The VLC......

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