This image is pretty familiar here. For the past week, it’s been the facebook image for my job as the editor of the Green Guide for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles at the Chicago Tribune. It’s a silly ploy to get people to submit their fuel-efficient Car Stories. What’s fuel-efficient about this minivan? It still runs, and we’ll run it to death.
Americans hold onto their cars for an average of 11.4 years, a new high. We’ve got that beat.
Here’s a few more of my articles from the past week at the Tribune on fuel-efficient trends in the auto industry.
Automakers in the United States have no plans to sell hybrid or plug-in minivans, though they keep developing electrified crossovers and compacts.
13 diesel passenger vehicles enter the US market for 2014 boasting better fuel economy and lower emissions than gasoline engines. And they’re not all Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz.
Combining V8 performance with V6 fuel economy, the Ford F-150 Tremor with EcoBoost packs pickup power and speed.