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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyLast week, executives of 18 automakers sent.

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Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

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Economic Economy Fuel EconomyFor the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00 per gallon around the country. DON'T MISS: Why Electric Cars Make.

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EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

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It's well known by now that the European Union testing protocol for fuel economy is much less rigorous than the U.S. Europe emissions Mercedes-Benz EU Study Fuel EconomyEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economyemissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker.

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Ignore politicians: lower fuel-economy rules don't create jobs, analyst says

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A common refrain among critics of current and future fuel-economy standards is that the need to comply with them produces job cuts in the auto industry. jobs CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyIt's a theme picked up by President Donald Trump during a much-publicized visit to Detroit last week.

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Calculated average new-car fuel economy in 3-year plateau

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For nearly a decade, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. Low gas prices and increased consumer interest in SUVs has caused calculated average new-car average fuel economy to plateau and, in the case of 2016's figures, decline slightly. The average fuel economy. Study Fuel Economy

2017 15

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

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new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show that the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy of new cars for. sales Fuel Economy New car sales EPA Ratingsslowed in 2014, and decreased last year.

Fuel-economy rules not the cause of rising auto prices: analysis

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Lobbyists for big automakers, both domestic and foreign, make no secret about their desire for lower fuel-economy standards. EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy regulation transportation policyCarmakers must implement efficiency-boosting.

2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

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Fuel Economy EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDieselIt may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. How so, you ask? This Ram isn't.

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Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

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And since trucks--especially full-size ones--start out with relatively poor fuel economy, even small increases can add up to much more significant amounts of fuel saved, compared to slightly. Fuel Economy

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Public supports fuel-economy regulations, including Trump voters

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Politics Fuel Economy regulation transportation policy Donald TrumpRegardless of political persuasion, there are some issues almost everyone can agree on. One of them, for example, is likely gas prices. It's hard to imagine anyone who enjoys paying more every time they fill up their car. Which might explain.

2017 15

Average new-car fuel economy keeps falling as SUVs surge

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in April fell again as SUV sales remained strong. Two separate analyses show a drop in fuel economy last month, continuing a trend witnessed throughout 2015. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. sales Fuel Economy New car sales

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Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

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emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpLast week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks.

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Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

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emissions heavy duty EPA NHTSA White House Fuel Economy regulation Buses TruckThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021 model year and running through 2027. The White House cited the rules as another.

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1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules: study

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Several nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of California has a zero-emission vehicle mandate that puts such a requirement on carmakers. Yet even without mandates, automakers may soon be forced to sell large numbers of.

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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The system will initially feature on the Jeep Renegade built for the Chinese market by GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co.,

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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25 mpg, according to recent analysis. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy for new cars in September was 25.2

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Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

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Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 Gasoline Fuel Economy octanempg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every last bit of efficient from cars and trucks, but so far there's been little consideration of the fuel itself.

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New Vehicle Fuel-Economy Fell In April, Likely Due To SUV Sales

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The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. Average window-sticker fuel economy for new vehicles in April was 25.2 Fuel Economydeclined last month, although it remains high overall. mpg, representing a decrease of 0.2 mpg from March.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Loses Weight, Adds Turbo Four For Fuel Economy

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Pony cars Four-Cylinder Fuel EconomyMuscle-car fans pretty much set the Internet on fire this weekend as news and photos of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe emerged. The second generation of the reanimated Camaro pony car has tauter styling, more power, and less weight.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Fuel EconomyBuyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models.

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Volvo V40 boosts economy to 88mpg

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A new, updated Volvo V40 will emit as little as 88g/km CO2 and achieve fuel economy as strong as 88mpg combined, according to preliminary figures.

Saudi Arabia will have $2 trillion to figure out an economy after oil

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia could find itself in a vulnerable position if world economies shift away from fossil fuels for transportation over the coming decades. The Middle Eastern kingdom is now preparing for that eventually, socking away money for a post-oil economy. oil Middle East energy policy transportation policy Saudi Arabia

Costs to meet fuel-economy standards even lower than EPA says: analysis

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emissions EPA Fuel Economy Donald TrumpThe auto industry tends to oppose, viscerally and viciously, all attempts to regulate any aspect of its products or business operations for any reason.

Carmakers manipulating fuel economy tests, says T&E

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Fuel Economy Improvements: Too Slow In Developed Countries, Minimal In Rest Of World

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Several countries have policies in place demanding greater fuel economy or reduced carbon emissions from new cars, in the hopes of combating climate change. While the average fuel economy of new vehicles in developed countries like the U.S. emissions Fuel Economy transportation policyA new report released during the recent.

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Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated

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emissions Daimler Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers by regulatory agencies around the world. So while VW works to hammer out the details of a settlement with the U.S. Last week, Mitsubishi admitted to overstating.

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Automakers say fuel-economy rules hurt buyers; Consumers Union rebuts the claim

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Automaker lobbyists continue to push back against the stricter fuel-economy and emissions standards scheduled to take effect in the U.S. costs Fuel Economy transportation policy Cost Of Ownershipover the next decade. Many of their arguments center on costs—not only to the carmakers themselves, but also to car buyers.

EPA tells Mitsubishi to retest fuel economy after Japan errors

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The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While European buyers had complained for years that EU fuel-economy ratings diverged from real-world results, nothing much happened until last year on that front.

IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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gigatonnes last year, the same as the previous two years, while the global economy grew 3.1%, according to estimates from the IEA. —Dr.

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Motorists warned of fuel economy folly when buying a car

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That’s according to leading residual values firm, CAP Automotive, which reports that depreciation could be costing motorists thr[.]. Green credential

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Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

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If you''re reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission. So do around 95 percent of other new vehicles on the U.S. market right now, though the Canadian figure is slightly lower. The numbers don''t lie: Drivers just aren''t buying cars with manual gearboxes any more. But within the

2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec Diesel: Fuel-Economy Review

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In recent years—especially in the time since EPA fuel economy ratings have become more realistic—40 miles per gallon on the highway has become like a sort of high-water mark for non-hybrid cars. Even in 2014, there remain relatively few subcompact or compact sedans that top the 40-mpg mark in ratings, let alone real-world use.

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UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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The smaller engine will improve fuel economy, however. A compact, quiet-running 650cc 2-cylinder engine replaces the previous 2.4L Earlier post.)

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Canada to echo U.S. fuel economy regulations for heavy-duty trucks

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Canada energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policyIn its efforts to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, the U.S. government now has a partner in its neighbor to the north. Canada plans to echo upcoming U.S. The two countries' standards already align in.

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GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

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But transmission technology turns out to be one of the major ways automakers are boosting gas mileage to meet tougher fuel-economy rules. Most car buyers don''t think a lot about transmissions. In the U.S., more than 9 out of 10 of them opt for an automatic, and that''s that. DON''T

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

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Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. DON'T.

European VW diesel update halted, lower fuel economy at fault?

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Six months into the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company still hasn't reached an agreement with regulators on how it will recall nearly 600,000 affected TDI cars in the U.S. But things didn't look so bad in Europe, at least for a while. VW previously said that a fix for some of the affected vehicles sold there had been approved, and that it.

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Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average

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Seventeen trucking fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers recorded a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road class 8 trucks. As a result of these investments, fleet-wide mpg increased from 6.87

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Chevrolet reveals Sonic fuel economy details

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The 2012 version of the Chevrolet Sonic (known in some markets at the Chevrolet Aveo) will boast fuel economy of 40mpg on the highway and 29mpg in the city, resulting in a combined fuel economy total of 33mpg. Its statistics will make it one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the North American [.].