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Gas Mileage Averages Climb But New Rules Loom

The Mitsubishi miev electric car is not well-known. But it has among the highest E-mag ratings.

It’s still a decade away, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and federal government a few years ago mandated a pending regulation. By 2025, new vehicles sold in the United States will be required to attain a combined 54.5 mpg. The automotive industry is improving, with a few surprising improved gas mileage averages in performance-oriented …

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2015 Ford C-Max: Underdog hybrid still chasing Prius (VIDEO)

The 2015 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid

Ford isn’t the only manufacturer attempting to infiltrate the hybrid segment dominance of the Toyota Prius. But three years ago it started its best effort, the highly touted Ford C-Max hybrid-only line-up. Ford’s marketing plan included a motto directly pointed at Toyota. It promoted the debut 2013 C-Max as “a hybrid that drives and looks …

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Tesla debuts super fast $130,000 gullwing SUV

Tesla has unveiled its $130,000 Model X SUV.

After nearly two years of delays, Tesla has unveiled its $130,000 sport utility vehicle Model X with the electric carmaker’s owner claiming it’s the “safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history.” Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, debuted the vehicle at the company’s factory in Fremont, California, and also gave keys …

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Porsche goes electric to chase Tesla dominance

Porsche has unveiled its electric sports car as a prototype to challenge Tesla.

Porsche, the sports car manufacturer well-established in performance and craftsmanship, is now seeking to establish a market to counter the dominance of Tesla in the luxury electric car segment. Porsche recently unveiled its first electric concept, the Mission E, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Observers commented it looked like a futuristic version of a Porsche …

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