Scientists weigh in with travel tips

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 22 (UPI) -- The Union of Concerned Scientists Thursday said U.S travelers can save money as they travel on the Memorial Day weekend.

U.S. may increase fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters says the department's last action to up fuel efficiency requirements may be toughened in light of spiking fuel costs.

Automakers turn to diesel

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. auto companies are turning to diesel engines as they deal with new fuel-efficiency standards mandated by Congress.

India for fuel-efficient cars

NEW DELHI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- India plans to grade automobiles on their fuel efficiency once the government completes such a project, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said.

GM to focus on plug-in hybrid vehicles

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. intends to make a plug-in hybrid that will have double the fuel efficiency of any current U.S. sports utility vehicle.

Ford's big British R&D budget

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- Financially beleaguered Ford Motor Co. will spend $1.8 billion in Britain during the next six years to improve the fuel efficiency of its vehicles.

Efficiency is No. 1 European car value

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- Car buyers in the five largest European countries are more interested in fuel-efficiency technology than any other feature of prospective vehicles.

Lawmakers still in denial on gas mileage

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- An informal survey by the Washington Post finds some members of Congress preach fuel efficiency without practicing it. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., for example, was spotted traveling the one block between the Senate office building and a gas station news

EPA plans to revise fuel-efficiency tests

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce new testing standards for vehicle fuel efficiency this week, the Detroit Free Press said Tuesday.

Fuel efficiency rule change to help GM

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The White House appears to be tweaking fuel-efficiency standards on behalf of domestic automakers and at the expense of Toyota Motor Corp.

Poll: Fuel-efficient vehicles 'patriotic'

PRINCETON, N.J., March 17 (UPI) -- Two out of three Americans see buying more fuel-efficient vehicles as a "patriotic" move, a poll by Opinion Research of New Jersey shows.

AAA wants believable fuel economy ratings

HEATHROW, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- AAA is supporting a bill to force U.S. regulators to update fuel-economy measurements of vehicles, which often fail to meet stated mileage ratings.

Study: vehicle efficiency key to clean air

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. ecologists say doubling vehicle efficiency would cut twice as much carbon dioxide emissions as retiring croplands and going to no-till farming.

Benefit of fuel economy increase limited

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that an increase in fuel economy standards for automobiles would raise vehicle prices $228 and reduce gas consumptio

Ethanol cars may dodge fuel standards

DETROIT, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Automakers are mounting an effort to build ethanol-powered vehicles that environmentalists charge is a way of dodging fuel-efficiency standards.

Hybrid vehicles lead fuel economy list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Three car models running on combination gas/electric power plants are tops in fuel efficiency for the 2003 model year, with diesel-powered cars taking most of the other top 10 spots, government officials said Tuesday. Ongoing research will avoid simply sh

Senate accepts weaker fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) --

Honda Insight most fuel-efficient

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- At an average 61 miles per gallon, the gas-electric Honda Insight gained the top spot Tuesday in the Environmental Protection Agency's and the Department of Ene
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