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Newer vehicles getting better economy even at higher speeds

GasBuddy Blog -- Texas says "hit the gas pedal", and with recent drastic improvements in technology in vehicles, new cars today will likely get better fuel economy than yesterday's cars at the previous lower speed limits. Read yesterday's blog to read on how Texas is raising some speed limits to 85mph.

So- what gives? Well, thanks in part to Obama's CAFE standards, new (and old) technology is finally being developed into a significant portion of vehicles- many more than it used to. Manufacturer lineups must average 54.5mpg by 2025, and already today we're seeing companies like Ford and Chevy incorporate new and old technology into more of their vehicles.

Transmissions with more gears, turbochargers, superchargers, carbon fiber- it's all...


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Submitted Apr 25, 2012 By: PD
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:41:37 AM

ok
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Awesome
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 5:37:31 AM

sounds good
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Yayyy...
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Great
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So
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 6:06:04 AM

Texas is a great state to follow
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 1:45:36 PM

Every administration hikes the CAFE standards. What makes Obama any different?
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 10:31:20 AM

keep em going up.
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sabob
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 8:10:20 AM

Should have been done a long time ago like trucks with up to 20 speeds
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 5:46:05 AM

computers have helped do this
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 7:02:03 PM

Now if we could get the mpgs up in Suvs, that would be great.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 5:36:43 PM

technology keeps on moving.
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nice tranny
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 2:51:57 AM

duh, PD is all I can say. With newer technology, it's expected, if not a given that there is better fuel efficiency at all speeds.
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now redesign the engine and see what happens
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 3:36:40 AM

as it should be...
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hey, alright!
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ok
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2012 11:26:19 AM

Nothing wrong with this!
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2012 9:07:33 AM

"54.5mpg by 2025" -- so large families and groups will have to drive multiple vehicles?! I'm curious... is there really any science behind these future standards?

Electric vehicles are a nice idea, but the infrastructure cost is going to outweigh any benefit for a LONG time to come. Even the IEEE is cautious. Just for example, a neighborhood power grid can only handle TWO ev's in the neighborhood before that transformer canister on the power pole must be upgraded, at a cost of many thousands of dollars.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2012 9:03:50 AM

This is good news as I like to drive fast.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:25:09 PM

It's about time!!!....
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:50:29 PM

Good thing as gas prices continue to climb. There are too many distractions for today's drivers to safely drive at 85. Not a good idea.
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Ditto to NotmeuQc
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I agree BartBuzz it's usually the driver who is the problem
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 2:43:41 PM

old news.
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Don't tell people that, just makes them drive faster ... and worse!
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Thank you for posting.
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Why is cost so important? Live it up and enjoy.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:05:04 AM

Newer vehicles, More vehicle options, Higher vehicle cost, Higher vehicle speeds, Higher vehicle MPG, More vehicle crashes, Higher Death Rates. The police do say: 'Speed Kills!' …..Better vehicles with computer aided driving and more attentive drivers needed?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:02:41 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:41:12 AM

Safety should be considered before raising the speed limits. The condition of some roads are terrible, and higher speeds are a safety concern.
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No jobs no new cars.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:39:32 AM

You get even better gas mileage if everyone in the vehicle picks their feet up while going up a hill too!
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Vote boehner out in 2012!!!!!!!!!!
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Would help if highways also improved.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:32:33 AM

hit the pedal down!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:32:22 AM

hit the pedal down!!!!
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hit the pedal down!!!!
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hit the pedal down!!!!
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good
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:31:22 AM

saving gas at high speed? this sounds like the same logic my wife uses when splurging at the "sales"
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:31:06 AM

Driving slower is still safer.
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Vote Obama out in 2012!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:30:17 AM

well, i hope so. but if u can't "afford" it slow down..
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As long as there's quality, you'll get your money's worth.
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Repeat!
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and?????.... when is that new eco car going to be able to haul heavy loads.....
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Put the "pedal to the metal".
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