Consumer Reports calls on automakers to drop support for rollback of federal gas mileage standards

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Consumer Reports sent letters and a consumer petition to the leaders of General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi, calling on the companies to drop their legal attack against America’s Clean Air Act, and instead support Clean Car standards that help drivers save money on fuel and reduce air pollution. Even a partial rollback could add $2,100 in net costs per vehicle.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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This would bring the global total of PEVs on the road to more than 700,000 by the end of the year, according to the firm’s calculations. More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen.

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