The American government has been steadily raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, requiring car makers to make more fuel efficient cars. They have been keeping pace; average fuel economy among car makers has risen by 20 percent since 2007, reaching 24.1 miles per gallon. The CAFE race In 1975, according to Car and Driver, Read on! →

Most people think that in order to get 40 miles per gallon or better, one has to buy a hybrid. However, with the fuel efficiency arms race among car makers, there are a bevy cars that get 40 mpg without hybrid technology. CAFE racing The fuel efficiency arms race is partially thanks to rising CAFE Read on! →

A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →

Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →

The White House is said to be proposing that fuel economy standards, or CAFE standards, for automakers be set at 60 miles per gallon by 2025. Current CAFE standards mandate that car makers hit 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Fuel standards are not tied to a single model, but an average of all models Read on! →