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EPA says 2018 Karma Revero offers much lower range and economy than company claims

When Karma Automotive announced the new 2018 Karma Revero plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the company made its Fisker Karma-inspired creation look highly appealing -- not just in terms of looks and performance, but also when it comes to fuel economy and all-electric range.

It turns out that the actual fuel economy and range of the 2018 Karma Revero PHEV are not quite at par with what was promised according to the official fuel economy figures from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As a plug-in hybrid EV, the new Karma Revero employs an electric motor-gasoline engine drive setup. According to Karma, the 2018 Karma Revero could be driven for up to 50 miles of pure-electric range, with its lithium-ion battery pack sending power to its dual electric motors. As the carmaker states in its brochure, motorists who drive less than 50 miles per trip may never have to buy gasoline again. For longer trips exceeding 50 miles, the gasoline engine kicks in once the battery power reaches zero. This brings the total range of the Revero to around 300 miles. All of these figures were advertised by Karma for the new 2018 Revero PHEV.

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Bugatti Chiron rated by EPA, do not expect an impressive fuel consumption

There is no disputing that the Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful monster. Much-awaited and much-hyped, this hypercar was described by Bugatti as the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world, beating its likewise monstrous stable mate, the Bugatti Veyron. However, there is also one aspect that the Chiron is better at than the Veyron 16.4 – its fuel economy.

Yes, while the Chiron is over 50 percent more powerful than the Veyron -- their quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W16 engine producing outputs of 1,500 hp and 987 hp respectively, it nonetheless travels more miles per gallon on the combined cycle. That means the Chiron essentially consumes less fuel when on the go. Letting numbers do the talking, the Bugatti Chiron has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver 11 mpg on the combined cycle. This means that on the combined cycle, the Chiron has a better fuel economy than the Veyron, which is rated at 10 mpg.

In terms of highway fuel economy, the Veyron is slightly better than the Chiron. A gallon of fuel allows the Veyron to travel 15 miles and the Chiron for 14 miles – on the highway. On the other hand, the Chiron has better fuel economy on the city than the Veyron. The Chiron has been EPA-rated to return 9 mpg on the city, while the Veyron was estimated to be able to travel 8 miles on a gallon of fuel.

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Avoid a breakdown by knowing how far you can drive on a near-empty fuel tank

Admit it, we sometimes still let our cars run even when the gas is nearing the empty line. Occasionally, we even let it run a few miles after the light comes on. So, how far is a car able to go after this alarm goes off? More importantly, is it dangerous to drive further when the low fuel light comes on?

Running on empty gas can be extremely risky. Picture being on the freeway when your car suddenly stops because your gas has run out. Your car might stop on a particularly dangerous spot or you might be miles from the nearest city. Of course, there’s the matter of not being on time for your appointments.

Aside from this, driving on empty can actually do damage to your vehicles. It primarily affects the catalytic converter, which should be fixed once it gets damaged. The habit of driving on low fuel can also damage your fuel pump. This is because any contamination in the gas is sent to the fuel pump when the tank is empty.

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2018 Lexus LC 500h boasts impressive fuel economy rating of 30 mpg combined

There is no harm in admitting that both the conventional and the hybrid versions of the Lexus LC 500 are real stunners when it comes to its exterior styling. Even its interior is richly luxurious and dynamically comfortable, as what you could expect from a Lexus.

When it comes to performance, the Lexus LC 500 is also mesmerizing, with acceleration and speed levels that are out of the ordinary.

Nonetheless, when it comes to choosing cars, fuel economy has been a consideration. Even when fuel prices are low, there is still a good number of customers who see fuel economy as one of the factors in buying a car. Good news is that while both the Lexus LC 500 and the Lexus LC 500h are high-performance units, they are pretty fuel efficient, especially the hybrid version.

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General Motors will be using cylinder deactivation on its next generation of trucks, as part of the carmaker’s effort to provide competitive fuel economy without sacrificing V-8 power. Engineers at GM confirmed last week that the carmaker’s fifth-generation small-block V-8 engine set for service in GM's redesigned pickups and sports utility vehicles will include cylinder deactivation, which the company refers to as "active fuel management."

The carmaker has been using the cylinder deactivation technology on its full-sized pickups since 2007. According to GM engineers, active fuel management hikes fuel efficiency by up to eight percent, and is the single most potent gasoline-engine technology it can deploy to increase vehicle mileage.

The system shuts off the combustion in four of the eight cylinders of the engine during low-revving conditions, like decelerating or coasting on the highway. The technology saves fuel by cutting it off to those cylinders while shutting off the valves to stop needless pumping. The system also enables the remaining four cylinders to work more efficiently, according to GM.

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American Honda Motor Co. has filed an appeal to reverse a decision that awarded $9,867 to a woman who sued the automaker because the fuel economy of her Honda Civic Hybrid was falsely advertised, according to an Associated Press report. A small claims court decision last February had favored Heather Peters, 46, a lawyer from Los Angeles.

She filed a suit against Honda in small-claims court in Torrance, Calif., where American Honda is based. Honda filed the appeal after 1,700 other hybrid owners opted out of a class-action settlement that gave between $100 and $200 cash plus a rebate to about 200,000 owners of 2003 to 2009 Civics to settle these claims.

Last month, Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor approved the class-action settlement that included $8.5 million in plaintiff attorney fees. This settlement of this case was heavily reported last January. Peters had claimed that her 2006 Civic Hybrid didn’t meet fuel economy expectations. The court had ruled that Honda had negligently misled Peters when it claimed that the hybrid would get as many as 50 mpg.

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Honda Civic hybrid owners may get as much as $200 in cash to settle claims that the car's fuel economy was wrongly advertised, according to a tentative ruling by a U.S. Superior Court judge in California to approve a settlement. A report by the Associated Press stated that between $100 and $200 will be given to the owners of around 200,000 Honda Civics from model years 2003 through 2009.

They will also get a rebate toward the purchase of a new Honda. In addition, the AP said that Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor approved $8.5 million in plaintiff attorney fees under the ruling issued last Thursday. In this tentative ruling, Taylor said that the plaintiffs would prefer to get more and that Honda prefers to not pay anything at all.

News about the class-action settlement was heard across the nation last January when 46-year-old Heather Peters of Los Angeles filed a $10,000 lawsuit against Honda in small-claims court in Torrance, Calif., which is where American Honda is based. Peters filed a claim that her 2006 Civic Hybrid didn’t achieve gasoline mileage expectations and the court ruled that she should get a $9,867 award.

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