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2012-10-26 15:20:11

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For customers who are seeking an alternative to a hybrid car rental, MPG Car Rental is here to remind us all that there's more to the field than the hybrid and electric cars that seem to generate the greatest attention. Volkswagen's turbocharged direct injection (TDI) technology has revolutionized diesel automotives, making the cleaner burning fuel accessible to demanding drivers in a manner that was once thought next to impossible. Demanding...

2012-10-25 07:21:13

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today reported third-quarter 2012 net income of $520 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, excluding $514 million of net special charges. Including special charges, UAL reported third-quarter 2012 net income of $6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. UAL third-quarter consolidated passenger revenue decreased 2.6 percent year-over-year. Third-quarter consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile...

2012-10-08 11:20:33

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is Fall Car Care Month, and the Car Care Council recommends the following ways to fight rising gas prices: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent. Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by 3 percent. Replace dirty or clogged air filters on older vehicles to improve gas mileage by as much as 14 percent. Replace dirty spark plugs, which can reduce mileage by two miles per...

2012-09-28 10:21:13

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State legislators and Washington dignitaries including, State Representative Katrina Asay, Federal Way Councilmembers Dini Duclos and Linda Kochmar, recognized the environmental commitment of Sears Holdings during the unveiling of 27 new ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 cargo vans fueled by propane autogas, to be deployed in the Sears Home Services (SHS) fleet in Seattle for in-home service and repair visits. "Propane autogas has...

2012-09-27 06:20:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study out today confirms that reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases. The report specifically shows that achieving new higher fuel economy standards in the 50+ MPG range is possible by combining a range of technologies that include weight reduction with advance materials. The study was conducted by a member of the AVL Group, the world's largest independent company for the...

2012-09-07 23:01:04

Last week the Obama Administration finalized historic 54.5 Miles Per Gallon Fuel Efficiency Standards. On Thursday, August 30th, Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba from Argonne National Laboratory, State Representative Ann Williams, and Jeff Riley with the Pew Environment Group explained the important benefits for consumers, the auto industry, Illinois, and the nation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba of Argonne National Laboratory, State...

2012-09-04 02:20:14

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Car Score (www.totalcarscore.com), the most comprehensive automotive ranking and comparison car website, has identified the Top 10 Cars for Commuting based on their combination of excellent fuel-efficiency ratings in city driving conditions and a high Total Car Score. This top 10 list is a handy resource for car-shopping consumers who know most of their drive time is spent in the typical stop-and-go conditions found in urban and suburban...

2012-08-30 23:01:57

AutoBuying101.com announces its 2012 selections for the Top 10 Hardest Working Autos, including truck, van, family, city, and luxury options. This list includes a variety of vehicles that consumers should consider, based on their unique needs, that will help "get the job done". Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 AutoBuying101.com, the essential consumer guide on how to get the best deal, today announced its 2012 selections for the Top 10 Hardest Working Autos, including pickup truck, crew...

2012-08-20 10:20:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC): To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/acc-highlights-basf-daimler-efficiency-technology-in-smart-forvision-car-166786286.html The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is proud to support member company BASF in the company's efforts to save energy and enhance sustainability through vehicle...

2012-07-31 06:21:33

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the sudden jump in gas prices have you jumpy as you head out on your summer vacation? Fuel-efficient driving and proper vehicle maintenance, as demonstrated in the Alliance to Save Energy's fuel-efficiency videos, can keep more money in your pocket this summer and beyond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/ALLIANCETOSAVEENERGYLOGO) "Gas prices have surged by about 15 cents a gallon in the past month...