Why The 2015 Ford F-150 Is Better For The Environment Than The Prius

If you look at fuel economy in miles-per-gallon, the statement above sounds insane. Look at it in gallons-per-mile, and the societal benefit of improving a guzzler's efficiency outweighs improving a fuel sipper. That means the 2015 Ford F-150 could do more to reduce fuel consumption than the Prius. » 1/13/14 5:22pm 1/13/14 5:22pm

Did Massive Insider Trading Precede Hyundai-Kia Mileage Debacle?

When Hyundai-Kia announced they'd overstated EPA mileage for some of their best-selling vehicles on November 2nd you'd have expected a massive selloff as investors reacted to the news. Instead, the massive selloff occurred the day before the announcement, leading experts to wonder if investors weren't leaked the… » 12/21/12 10:00am 12/21/12 10:00am

Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets A Toyota-Slamming 47 MPG City/Highway

The 2013 Ford Fusion is the best-looking mid-size sedan to come along in a generation. Personally, we wouldn't buy the hybrid version (the smaller fourbanger version will get a six-speed and 37 MPG), but if you had to buy a hybrid the now 2.0-liter-equipped Fusion blew out expectations and offers 47 MPG in the city and » 9/18/12 8:15am 9/18/12 8:15am

The Solution To Truck-Related Wind Drag: Box Fans!

Kambiz Salari, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has used a very simple method to solve a consequence of driving a truck. Salari has applied for a patent that will reduce the aerodynamic drag that accompanies driving a truck by essentially placing a box fan immediately behind the cab. The… » 4/18/08 12:00pm 4/18/08 12:00pm