The penalty could serve as a precedent for other automakers who violate the Clean Air Act.
The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.
Ford Motor Co. said late Thursday it would cut its gas mileage claims on its C-Max Hybrid and will write “goodwill” checks to current C-Max Hybrid owners and lessors to make up for earlier claims.
Drivers of the coming Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid will enjoy the auto industry’s top electric-only speed among all plug-in hybrid vehicles, 85 mph. And the non-plug-in version of the C-Max hybrid has received EPA mileage certification of 47 mpg in both city and highway driving.
For the second straight month, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States fell by 0.2 mpg, likely reflecting a slight drop in gas prices, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Saline-based Sensors Inc. announced Wednesday that England’s Emissions Analytics Ltd. has produced real-world fuel economy and emissions figures for dozens of leading car models using Semtech-DS, Sensors’ laboratory-grade emissions measurement system.
After recently topping 24 miles per gallon for the first time ever, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States slipped back below that mark last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States last month was at its highest mark ever, researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute announced Monday.
Now that record sales of 127,883 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in 2011 are on the books, Ford aims to more than triple production capacity of cars, utilities and trucks using this fuel-efficient technology.
A new analysis shows that new fuel economy standards will save Americans billions of dollars at the pump.