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Today: Why Not Use Fuel-Saving System All The Time?

Emmanuel's new car has an "Active ECO System" option that he can turn on and off manually. It improves fuel efficiency, so why isn't in automatically on? Car Talk explains, right here.

Flying is Better for the Environment Than Driving. Really?

Not only are planes like the 787 more fuel efficient than the gas guzzlers of the past, but airlines are flying them full of people. The car fleet would have to average 45 mpg to equal the carbon footprint of an airplane mile, and its actual performance is far from that.

On Earth Day: Automakers--Except Chrysler--Clap for the Tough Fuel Economy Rules

As Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and others make bets on cars that will ultimately get 54.5 MPG, Fiat-Chrysler--which hasn't-- wants the new federal standards standards rolled back.

3,000 MPG: Student Teams Innovate to Save Fuel at Shell's Eco Marathon

In tiny pods and mock Microbuses with surfboards on the roof, 112 student teams compete in cars they built to be fuel economy champs.

VIDEO: At the New York Auto Show, Cars Are Getting HUGE

The New York International Auto Show is happening this week, and editor Craig Fitzgerald got a chance to peruse all the new models at the press preview last week. Cars might be getting more fuel efficient, but they're also getting ENORMOUS.

In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

Fuel Economy Gains Slowing Down--Blame the Trucks and Muscle Cars

Good news! Today's cars are 26% more fuel efficient than seven years ago. Bad news! That trend is about to take a nosedive. Here's why.

Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story? 

Manual vs. Automatic: Which Gets Better Mileage?

Barbara grew up knowing that manual transmissions got better gas milage than automatics. But dealers are telling her now automatics have the edge. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

Tesla Wrecks the Curve. Volvo: See Me After Class

Volvo gets a big, fat, zero for meeting new federal fuel economy ratings. Others are doing better-- though not by much, in some cases. Jim Motavalli explains why. 


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