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 EconomyShortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent.

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. Lower gas prices put more money into consumers' pockets, in theory allowing them to spend more on other things. DON'T MISS: Why Electric Cars Make.

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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. In the hometown of the Big Three U.S. automakers, Trump discussed plans to end what he termed.

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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. Both protocols are based around laboratory testing rather than real-world evaluation, but EU figures have gained a reputation for being much more optimistic than what drivers can.

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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. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline.

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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 Economysteadily increased—but that moment has stalled in recent years.

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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 RatingsAs gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. slowed in 2014, and decreased last year.

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 EconomyAmericans buy more pickup trucks than any other type of vehicle, so boosting their efficiency can have a significant impact on overall fuel consumption.

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. You might view it as this decade's version of the Camaros, Mustangs, and Mopars that emerged in earlier days from back-corner "skunkworks" engineering groups at each Detroit automaker. How so, you ask? This Ram isn't.

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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 salesin April 2016 was 25.2 mpg, according to researchers Michael.

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What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

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Whether or not you agree that AWD is a must-have in wintry climes, the selection of cars with high fuel economy and AWD is limited. all-wheel drive AWD Fuel Economy EPA Ratings"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon.

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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 policyOne argument presented to support a lowering of standards is that the cost of compliance with current rules will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher new-car prices. Carmakers must implement efficiency-boosting.

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. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks.

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. DON'T MISS: Emissions/MPG rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? Which might explain.

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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 new regulations were announced on Friday by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the EPA. The White House cited the rules as another.

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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 sales Study Fuel Economy EPA Ratingsmpg, according to the University of Michigan.

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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. emissions Study plug-in cars transportation policy

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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. Some efficiency-focused upgrades to standard gasoline engines.

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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improved vehicle fuel economy, AAM said. QUANTUM driveline technology is scalable for virtually any size vehicle and the technology can also be coupled with other AAM products to offer improvements in vehicle performance, fuel economy and passenger safety.

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States have a battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

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New York emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation state laws Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpThe Trump Administration has had a challenging start on numerous fronts, but its work to slash emission rules and eliminate regulations continues. The EPA administrator, climate-science denier Scott Pruitt, has said he isn't "currently" planning to target target California's ability to set its own emission rules. In March, the agency previously.

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. This information comes from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

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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. All of that adds up to a car with tauter handling that should prove a formidable competitor to last.

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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. Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economy Volvo V40

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. A decade ago, the diesels.

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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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During steady state cruising, the clutch system disengages the rear section of the driveline, eliminating rotating losses and improving highway fuel economy by up to 4%—compared to standard AWD.

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Carmakers manipulating fuel economy tests, says T&E

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The gap between official fuel economy figures and real-world driving economy of new cars is growing, thanks to the manipulation of fuel tests by carmakers, a new report suggests. Green credentials fuel economy T&E

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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. The government is creating a Public Investment Fund that will eventually control $2. oil Middle East energy policy transportation policy Saudi Arabia

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 policyhas notably improved over the past few years, but is it enough? A new report released during the recent.

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. government, multiple investigations and probes involving other companies are now underway. Last week, Mitsubishi admitted to overstating.

Motorists warned of fuel economy folly when buying a car

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Drivers are wasting millions by focusing on fuel economy when choosing their next car, ignoring the real killer to their wallet’s state of health – vehicle depreciation.

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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. So it''s

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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. Green EPA EPA Ratings Fuel Economy Japan

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Lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are safer, study says, ignoring safety rules

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It was one of several common tropes used 10 years ago against proposed regulations to boost average fuel economy. Logical conclusion: if you require higher fuel economy in cars, more people will die in crashes. Fuel Economy weight reduction regulationMore efficient cars will have to be lighter-weight, and they'll be unsafe because in accidents, they'll crumple up like Kleenex." DON'T.

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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. And it appears GM is about to make a major transition on that front. DON''T

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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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UPS announced an update to 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric delivery trucks that improve fuel economy as part of the company’s broader Rolling Laboratory approach. The smaller engine will improve fuel economy, however.

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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. efficiency standards for large trucks, which account for a disproportionate amount of fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The two countries' standards already align in.

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. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic fuel economy fuel economy

Nissan improves Pathfinder fuel economy by 30 per cent

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The vehicle boasts an improvement in fuel economy of 30 per cent thanks to a host of innovations including: an aerodynamic design; reduced engine friction; next-generation Xtronic CVT; and a 500lb weight reduction. Green cars Latest news Nissan fuel economy green cars Nissan PathfinderSUVs are rarely all that “green” – but the new Nissan Pathfinder SUV (pictured) may change that perception.

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Daimler shamed for fuel economy faking

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Cars made by Daimler have the biggest gap between their official fuel economy figure and real-road results, according to environmental NGO, Transport & Environment (T&E).

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