Fuel Economy

Are you interested in going green? Explore the latest Canadian green car news and reviews. We also publish guides on fuel economy and how to be more fuel efficient, which helps the environment and your wallet. 

For something good and different, try Mazda's CX-5 Skyactiv Diesel

Mazda improves diesel technology and mates it with one of market's best CUVs Read More

Toyota guarantees its hybrid batteries will last at least 10 years

Battery warranty for Toyota/Lexus hybrids extended to 10 years/240,000 km Read More

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Oct 12, 2019, 6:30 PM

AJAC EcoRun more than just a drive in the country

Smooth driving habits, advanced technologies combine to reduce driving costs Read More

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Jul 4, 2019, 6:30 PM

Device reportedly reduces emissions by 99 percent

SUIC is partnering with InnoTAD Group Singapore to market device globally Read More

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Dec 3, 2018, 1:30 PM


Study shows most hybrids aren't cost effective

Just 16 of 47 hybrids evaluated by Vincentric showed ownership-cost savings Read More

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Oct 17, 2018, 5:00 AM

The 15 most aerodynamic everyday cars

The lower the coefficient of drag, the better a car cuts through the air Read More

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Sep 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

GALLERY: All 30 traditional hybrids on sale in Canada

Looking to save fuel but not ready to plug in? Here are all traditional hybrids available in Canada Read More

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Sep 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

What’s happening to gas prices across Canada now?

Gasoline prices could reach their highest level in a decade this summer Read More

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Jun 20, 2018, 4:40 AM


UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km Read More

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Jun 5, 2018, 10:30 PM

Ford F-150 diesel ratings a Power Stroke of genius

Ford’s new F-150 Power Stroke diesel posts top fuel efficiency ratings Read More

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Apr 18, 2018, 8:05 PM

Walmart to double EV fast-charging stations at stores

Electrify America signs deal to add DC 350-kW fast chargers at 100 stores Read More

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Apr 18, 2018, 8:00 PM

Ford SUV lineup grows at both ends

Ford welcomes new-to-continent sub-compact EcoSport, new huge Expedition Read More

New Cars Fuel Economy
Feb 10, 2018, 6:30 PM


Research shows sharkskin would improve auto aerodynamics

Harvard, University of South Carolina research Mako sharkskin denticles Read More

Auto Technology Fuel Economy
Feb 6, 2018, 10:30 PM

Is this the best fuel-saving device?

A fuel-consumption monitor creates a feedback loop that can change driver behaviour Read More

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Jan 18, 2018, 10:20 AM

Real world emissions tests gain consistency

Search for a reliable real-world emissions test protocol began in 2015 Read More

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Sep 9, 2017, 6:20 PM

FIRST DRIVE: Mazda’s new Skyactiv-X technology

Skyactiv-X brings diesel performance and efficiency to gasoline engines Read More

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Sep 6, 2017, 10:05 AM


Air-conditioning myths and facts

A/C use can affect fuel-consumption and CO2 emissions but not the ozone layer Read More

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Jul 23, 2017, 5:50 PM

Porsche to debut most powerful Panamera in Geneva

And it's a hybrid, with only one other Porsche model making more power Read More

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Feb 23, 2017, 10:30 PM

Do diesels really save you money?

Analysis of Canadian diesel data reveals some surprising results Read More

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Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 AM

Koenigsegg camless engine wins PopSci award

Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator technology replaces camshafts Read More


VW $14.7B settlement set for emissions cheats

US federal judge approves compensation payments for VW TDI owners Read More

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Oct 25, 2016, 10:30 PM

Plug-in Prius Prime not coming to Canada – yet!

Toyota is waiting on pending legislation in Quebec before introducing the Prime Read More

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Oct 3, 2016, 7:00 PM

Fewer hybrids show cost savings over gas cars

Study conducted by Vincentric auto data and knowledge provider Read More

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Sep 26, 2016, 5:30 PM

Audi sends a charge through suspension thinking

Future eROT suspension system replaces shocks with electric motors Read More


Nikola electric transport truck in the works

320 kWh battery would grant range of 1,475 km on electricity alone Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Fuel Economy
Jun 14, 2016, 6:30 PM

Ethanol-fueled Nissan fuel cell could be a game changer

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)-powered system can run on bio-ethanol Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Fuel Economy
Jun 14, 2016, 5:50 AM

Mercedes-Benz plots the path for future powertrains

Electrification and the combustion engine are both part of the plan Read More

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Jun 13, 2016, 8:00 AM

AJAC EcoRun showcases latest fuel-saving technologies

Cross-country fuel-efficiency demo featured 27 vehicles from 14 manufacturers Read More

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Jun 8, 2016, 9:20 AM


2016 EcoRun showcases fuel-efficient vehicles

Toronto-to-Ottawa trek demonstrates latest eco-technologies to consumers en route Read More

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Jun 4, 2016, 6:50 AM

How much tax are Canadians paying on gasoline?

Taxes make up a big chunk of the price of gasoline in Canada Read More

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Jun 3, 2016, 2:50 PM

VW gets fix approval for 2.0 turbodiesel

VW was found to be using a computer program to defeat emissions tests Read More

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Jun 3, 2016, 10:30 AM

16 ways to improve your fuel economy

Everything matters when it comes to reducing fuel consumption Read More


Why the Hyundai Elantra is Canada’s second-best-selling car

The Elantra has become a refined, high-value car with proven reliability Read More

New Cars Fuel Economy Auto Industry
Apr 26, 2016, 5:40 AM

Montreal turns over new Leaf in taxi service

Nissan partners in pilot project to create dedicated electric cab fleet Read More

What's happened to gas prices across Canada?

Gas prices in Canada have been on a gradual decline since the end of July Read More

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Dec 1, 2015, 3:40 AM

Audi EVs to make up one quarter new sales

Audi electrification plan calls for fast charging network by 2018 Read More

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Nov 29, 2015, 10:00 AM


Three all-new new Japanese small cars compared

2016 Honda Civic, Scion iM and Toyota Yaris tested back-to-back Read More

England exploring electric charging lanes

Dedicated lanes would employ wireless charging technology Read More

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Aug 18, 2015, 11:00 PM

Audi readies launch of A3 Sportback e-tron

Wagon expected to carry $44,000 price tag in Canada Read More

Lower gas prices equal more driving for Canadians

One in seven Canadians will drive more this summer because of low gas prices Read More

Car Travel Car Care Fuel Economy
Jul 8, 2015, 10:40 PM