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Porsche’s gasoline cars under investigation for incorrect fuel economy numbers

German car authority KBA has begun probing Porsche over suspected incorrect fuel consumption data for the company’s gasoline-powered cars, according to a report from Business Insider. A Porsche spokesperson told Reuters in an email that “The current procedure has already been able to find no conformity deviations in the large majority of vehicles,” but the company made a voluntary notification to KBA as “a precautionary measure” a year ago. So what does all that mean? Apparently there are confo...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Epa, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Dieselgate, Reuters, KBA, Business Insider A Porsche


Junkyard Find: 1981 Plymouth Horizon Miser

Even while importing Mitsubishi Colt Galants and badging them as Dodge Colts, Chrysler looked to its European outposts to find an additional suitable econo-commuter to sell in North America. The Hillman Avenger aka Plymouth Cricket hadn’t worked out so well, and nor had the Simca 1204, but the Simca/Talbot Horizon under development in the middle […] The post Junkyard Find: 1981 Plymouth Horizon Miser appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Horizon, North America, Plymouth, Mitsubishi, Denver, Fuel Economy, 1981, 1980s, Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Simca Talbot Horizon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks

Despite hearing murmurings that the semiconductor shortage is about to turn a corner, General Motors has recently decided to begin manufacturing full-size pickups without the sometimes obnoxious automatic stop-start feature (intended to improve fuel economy) as a way to cut back on chip usage. While this saves many the trouble of having to manually deactivate the […] The post Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Fuel Economy, Cadillac, Gmc, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Escalade, News Blog


Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way

The Hyundai Xcient is on its way to becoming the first mass-produced hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty truck. Design and performance improvements have made it more competitive with those expected from Mercedes-Benz, Toyota-Hino, and Nikola. “Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in fuel cell technology, Hyundai Motor furthers its vision of an eco-friendly hydrogen society,” said Jaehoon […] The post Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Government, Global, Green, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Emerging Markets, Autos, Export, Commercial, Hydrogen, Trucks, Sales And Marketing


Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed

As the 2021 Ford Bronco crawls closer to launch, enthusiasts and the automotive media continue to look for any relevant information related to the Bronco. It is the most anticipated vehicle launch of the year, and we all want to drive it now. While we won’t have the opportunity to drive the Bronco today, we […] The post Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, 2021 Ford Bronco


Summer Gas Shortage Likely for Dumbest Reason

As if you needed more doom and gloom to kick off this week, the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) lobby has confessed that its fleet will go into the next few months operating well below capacity. That means there’s a very good chance that some parts of the country could see gas shortages over the summer. While […] The post Summer Gas Shortage Likely for Dumbest Reason appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Supply Chain, Fuel, Autos, Drivers, Shortage, Fuel Economy, Industry News, Oil Industry, Big Oil, News Blog, National Tank Truck Carriers NTTC, Fuel Shortage, Tanker Operators


Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses

Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Safety, Government, Global, Foreign Affairs, Green, Infrastructure, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Clean Energy, Hydrogen, Honda, Electric Motorcycles


Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy


Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance

Hyundai Blue Link, a connected-car service first offered in 2018, can now be used to save on auto insurance. Hyundai’s usage-based insurance (UBI) program and Driving Score promotes safe, efficient driving habits. Through Verisk, a global data analytic firm, Hyundai drivers can opt-in to share their driving quirks. Receiving substantially lower insurance rates is the […] The post Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Insurance, Analysis, Korea, Autos, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Connected Vehicles, Incentives, Auto Insurance, By The Numbers, Verisk, Hyundai Blue Link


The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng

XPeng, a Chinese maker of EVs, sent a fleet of XPeng P7s on a 2,284-mile, weeklong autonomous driving jaunt across six provinces, the longest by any mass-produced vehicles in the country. A demonstration of XPeng’s navigation-guided pilot (NGP) autonomous driving capabilities is taking place right now on highways in China. Developed in-house, NGP is going […] The post The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Technology, Media, China, Advertising, Global, Events, Green, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Fuel Economy, Autonomous Driving, Ev, News Blog


2021 Hyundai EVs Get Fast Charging Free

Hyundai’s 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric now include 250 kWh of complimentary fast charging through Electrify America, with more than 2,400 ultra-fast chargers across the U.S. According to Electrify America, 96 percent of the population lives within a 120-mile radius of one of their chargers. Whether it’s in response to concerns among potential buyers, […] The post 2021 Hyundai EVs Get Fast Charging Free appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Green, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Alternative Energy, Ev, News Blog, Ioniq Electric, Electrify America, Kona Electric, 2021 Iconiq Electric, 2021 Kona Electric, U S According to Electrify America


QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains

  Which drivetrain would you prefer: The hybrid two-motor setup that Toyota has paired with their 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder that puts out 245 horsepower or Kia’s conventional V6 that produces 294 HP? These are the drivetrains you’ll find in the new 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, or the upcoming 2022 Kia Carnival, which won’t be out […] The post QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Korea, Autos, Toyota, Kia, Emissions, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, DOHC, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, V6, Question of the Day


100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker

  Lordstown Motors announced on Monday that they had exceeded 100,000 pre-orders for their Endurance light-duty, all-electric pickup, slated to begin production in September. While we covered the Endurance previously, we didn’t pay homage to where it’s being assembled. Lordstown has a long history as the place where Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles came together. The […] The post 100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Ev, Pontiac, Lordstown, Endurance, Pickup, News Blog, Commercial vehicle, All-electric


Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic.

  Forget all you’ve heard about Millennials (24-39 years old) and their disdain for automobiles. COVID-19 has changed that, as 31 percent of those without a car intend to buy one in the next six months, and 45 percent of them are Millennials. EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, and consulting services, and […] The post Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, China, Global, Sales, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Italy, Millennials, Autos, Hybrids, Diesel, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Public Transportation, Hybrid


Why Big Wheels Clobber Efficiency And Slash Your Car's Range

Installing gigantic wheels on your car is a tempting proposition when you’re eager to maximize style and minimize tire sidewall. Automakers make it easy to select an optional wheel and tire package that offers larger-diameter rims fitted with lower-profile tires, smartly filling the wheel openings. To keep everything…Read more...
Tags: Tesla, Lifehacks, Electric Cars, Fuel Economy, Tesla Model 3, Car Technology


2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – High Mileage Family Hauler

When Honda sent out the press release detailing the updates for the 2021 model-year Accord and Accord Hybrid, I shed a tear (figuratively) for the loss of the manual-transmission option in the gas models, and wondered why they were bothering with the hybrid. There didn’t seem to be much changed. That may be true, but […] The post 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – High Mileage Family Hauler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Car Reviews, Green Cars, Hybrids, New Cars, Fuel Economy, First Drives, Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Accord, Accord Hybrid, 2021 Honda Accord, 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid


Donald Trump is Wrong About Fuel Economy and Safety

President Donald Trump has consistently defended his administration’s attempts to roll back Obama-era fuel-economy standards by complaining that building cars with better fuel economy in mind makes them less safe and more expensive. He brought it up again during the presidential debate last night. This is, to be quite frank, bullshit. Now, before we get […] The post Donald Trump is Wrong About Fuel Economy and Safety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Donald Trump, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Debates, Potus, News Blog, Fuel Economy Standards


At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021

The mild content changes coming to Chevrolet’s midsize Blazer for 2021 were the talk of the town last month, though it’s entirely possible people were talking about Blazer for a very different reason… Regardless, one of the changes not talked about by either the public or General Motors is something first aired by the EPA. Noticed […] The post At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Epa, Engines, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, MPG


Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback

Following requests from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) for a formal investigation into whether the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rules proposed by the Trump administration violates the Clean Air Act (or some currently undetermined regulatory requirement that might stop it from coming to fruition), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said it will […] The post Gas War: Inspector General to Investigate Fuel Rollback appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Government, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Dot, Trump, Tom Carper, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Gas War, Fuel Rollback


Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You

In the compact crossover segment, at least, the sky’s the limit when it comes to choice. And making inroads into this enormously popular crowd is plug-in hybrid power — a feature added to two major players this year: the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. As efficiency numbers trickle out, Ford is claiming victory over its rival, […] The post Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Escape, Phev, Ford Escape, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford Escape PHEV


Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules

Every time we think the United States’ fueling fracas had concluded, something new emerges to remind us that we’re utter morons. Despite the Trump administration finally wrapping up the fuel rollback of Obama-era emission standards on March 31st, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has sent another letter asking Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General Sean O’Donnell to look into the new […] The post Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate New Fuel Efficiency Rules appeared first on The...
Tags: Obama, Government, Green, United States, Editorials, Investigations, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy, Trump, Nhtsa, Sean O Donnell, Tom Carper, News Blog


This Animation Of Transparent Rockets Is Ideal For Space Travel And Fuel Consumption Fetishists

This is such a wonderfully simple idea that I can’t believe it hasn’t been done before. It’s four well-known launch vehicles, launching, but with transparent bodies so you can see the amount of fuel and oxidizer in them, and how rapidly it gets consumed. It’s almost hypnotizing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Rockets, Fuel Economy, Spacelopnik


Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen

Almost every day I go for a walk that takes me up the hill behind my apartment. And on that route, I pass by a black, base model Nissan Kicks parked in my neighbor’s driveway. A value special, for sure, and one with a decent amount of attributes — its starting price being topmost among them. […] The post Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Autos, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Nissan Kicks, News Blog, Refresh, Styling, Product Planning, E-Power, 2021 Nissan Kicks, Nissan Kicks e-Power


The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road

The revamped, full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and their GMC Yukon/Yukon XL twins gain significant length, interior volume, and creature comforts for 2021, but extra MPGs seem to be in short supply. The vehicles are now even larger than their predecessors, are still heavy, and carry identical V8 engine displacements, so no one should have […] The post The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Tahoe, Engines, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Yukon, Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, News Blog, GMC Yukon Yukon XL twins


Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump

The Nissan Rogue compact crossover might not be everyone’s idea of a fun ride, to say the least, but it’s a crucial product for the automaker that builds it. By far Nissan’s best selling vehicle in North America, the Rogue is key to the automaker’s comeback hopes. Maybe comeback is too strong a word… Fiscal […] The post Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, North America, Engines, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Rogue 2021 Nissan Rogue


Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation

Despite the switch to low-sulfur fuel and ever more stringent emissions regulations around the world, compression ignition technology still gets a bad rap, tarnishing the remaining crop of diesel engine offerings despite their fuel economy advantages. In the world of heavy duty pickups and large commercial vehicles, it’s a case of diesel or what else? […] The post Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Cummins, News Blog, Heavy Duty, Cylinder Deactivation


Will Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Cost Jobs?

Center-left political/culture magazine The Atlantic dropped an interesting piece onto the Web Tuesday. In it, author Robinson Meyer lays out a case, based in part on the Trump administration’s own writings, that the fuel economy rollback approved in late March will actually cost jobs and reduce the amount Americans drive. Meyer piggybacks off his previous […] The post Will Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Cost Jobs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Atlantic, Autos, Automotive Industry, Meyer, Safe, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Trump, Will Trump, News Blog, Robinson Meyer, Fuel Economy Standards, Fuel Economy Regulations


Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Offers Less Highway MPG Than V8 Model

While some degree of valueless virtue signaling accompanied the launch of Toyota’s Prius, most hybrid customers are an exceptionally practical lot. Fixated on the long game, they’re willing to weigh the added cost of supplemental electrification against an uptick in efficiency — attempting to calculate the duration of ownership required before they can start raking in […] The post Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Offers Less Highway MPG Than V8 Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Bentley, Fuel Economy, Bentley Bentayga, News Blog, Bentayga, V8, Luxury Vehicles, MPG, Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid


QOTD: A Mileage Miracle?

It seems readers gravitated to Chris’ recent review of the Silverado 1500 Duramax. Indeed, I was curious to see just how well General Motors’ new 3.0-liter inline-six diesel handled day to day life and, more importantly, how well it performed at the pumps. Looks like the pickup’s fuel economy was worthy of note. With each […] The post QOTD: A Mileage Miracle? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Diesel, Fuel Economy, Chris, News Blog, Question of the Day, QOTD Question of the Day


Expect MPG Boost When Re-engined Nissan Frontier Lands

That headline comes with an asterisk, as the fuel economy gains expected from the 2020 Nissan Frontier are only applicable if you planned on buying a V6 model. The four-cylinder Frontier is dead for ’20, as is the manual transmission. While the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t yet bestowed MPG figures on the “new” truck (same […] The post Expect MPG Boost When Re-engined Nissan Frontier Lands appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog