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  • Despite Cars Becoming More Powerful, Fuel Economy Is Improving
    28 Jun 2018

    It’s crazy to think we live in a world where the average car horsepower rating is 296. In a year, this number is expected to increase to 300. And despite cars getting more powerful, they’re significantly more fuel-efficient than ever before. The average fuel economy rating of new vehicles has climbed 24 percent since 2008 based on data analysis by Edmunds.  On the other hand, the average horsepower rating has increased by 14 percent in the same period and has jumped by three percent this year alone. Decades ago, if you wanted a fuel-efficient car, you would most likely be...

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  • 55% of Global New Car Sales Will Be Electric Vehicles
    31 May 2018

    A new report says that electric car sales are expected to massively increase in the next years, reaching 55 percent of global new car sales by 2040, replacing 7 percent of gas and diesel consumption.  Sales of electric cars have just managed to top 1.1 million per year, but the report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that they are set to grow to 11 million in 2025 and topping 60 million vehicles, which will be about 55 percent of the new car market, by 2014. The prediction is that electric vehicles will replace 33 percent of the total global car fleet by then. Helping to le...

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  • Keyless Cars Caused Dozens of Deaths in the US
    15 May 2018

    A report made by New York Times found that dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide since 2006 after failing to turn off the ignition on their keyless cars. More exactly, 28 of them died and 45 others suffered injuries.  More than half of the vehicles sold annually in the US now have keyless ignitions. The keyless ignition system consists of a device that is carried by the driver, allowing him to start the car with a press of a button linked to the fob. If the key fob is not detected the car will not start. However, if the car has been started it will continue to run ev...

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  • Newer Cars Are Much Safer Than Old Cars According to the NHTSA Report
    11 May 2018

    That’s not a secret that new cars are much safer than old cars, but what we did not know is by how much. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea. Here are some of the most powerful data points worth seeing:55 percent: Occupants fatally injured in vehicles built prior to 198453 percent: Occupants fatally injured in vehicles built between 1985 and 199246 percent: Occupants fatally injured in v...

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  • Porsche's head of powertrain development gets arrested
    20 Apr 2018

    The German police have arrested the head of powertrain development at Volkswagen's Porsche business, Joerg Kerner. The arrest was related to ongoing inquiries into emissions manipulation, a person familiar with the matter said. Police are holding him on remand. The police are holding him on remand because he is considered a flight risk. The arrest of Joerg Kerner was related to ongoing inquiries into emissions manipulation at Volkswagen, more than two years after the German carmaker admitted cheating on U.S. exhaust tests. Kerner was one of three current or former emplo...

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