VW paying drivers $97M for overstating fuel economy, must forfeit emissions credits

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In the shadow of the diesel scandal, and just before the official reveal of its first mass-market electric car next week, Volkswagen is facing yet another public reprimand: It’s being ordered by the EPA to revise its fuel economy estimates applying to about 98,000 vehicles.

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23 states now oppose EPA fuel economy freeze

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The number of states that oppose President Trump's efforts to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards is growing. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways. The 978-page proposal outlines federal guidelines to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels and potentially. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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DOT and EPA release revised fuel economy and GHG emission standards for MY 2021-2026 light-duty vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule setting corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO 2 emissions standards for model years 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. The final rule increases the stringency of CAFE and CO 2 emissions standards by 1.5%

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Report: EPA delays proposed fuel economy plan until September—or later

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The EPA's plans to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards have been put on hold until at least Labor Day, sources familiar with the plans told Bloomberg earlier this week. emissions EPA global warming Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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CVVD optimizes both engine performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. The valve control technology regulates the duration of valve opening and closing according to driving conditions, achieving a 4% boost in performance and a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency.

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EPA reports show automakers meeting fuel-economy, carbon emission rules

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emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards. The EPA's annual CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report compares. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyLow gas prices and high sales of crossovers and SUVs have led critics of current U.S. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine.

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EPA cuts off fuel-economy talks with California

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The Trump administration has ended talks with California aimed at settling their differences over increasing fuel economy and tightening emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an unnamed government official. In August, the EPA, led by Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, released a proposal to freeze emissions and associated fuel. emissions EPA California Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Trump fuel-economy proposal writes off rising global temperatures

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In a 500-page draft environmental impact statement concerning the EPA's and NHTSA's joint proposal to roll back fuel-economy and emissions regulations, the NHTSA reports that it expects global temperatures to rise by 7 degrees. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyIt's not that the Trump administration doesn't believe in climate change. It just doesn't want to do anything about it.

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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In the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 In model year 2018, the average estimated real-world CO2 emission rate for all new vehicles fell by 4 grams per mile (g/mi) to 353 g/mi, the lowest level measured since 1975, when EPA data collection began.

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California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

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Last Friday, California released a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke California's statutory right to set its own limits on vehicle emissions. The report comes in response to the EPA and NHTSA's proposed Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Rule, which would undo fuel-economy. EPA NHTSA CARB Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 81

California deal interrupts White House emissions rollback effort

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Rancor in the White House over the move by four automakers to strike a side deal with California over emissions and fuel-economy rules looks likely to further delay President Trump's plans to roll back the Obama-era standards.

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. 2018a) is published in the journal Fuel , the second (Han et al. provided the test fuels.

2018 90

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

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A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions improvements: no surprise, the oil industry. emissions EPA global warming Corporate Average Fuel Economy air pollution

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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A coalition of major oil & gas, power, automotive, fuel cell, and hydrogen companies have developed and released the full new report, a “ Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy. ” Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy ”. Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy.

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

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The 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. New York emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation state laws Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years.

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Ford investigates its own fuel-economy testing methods

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Ford announced on Thursday that it opened an investigation into the fuel economy testing it does to receive official EPA ratings and federal certification to sell its vehicles in the U.S. emissions Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe company plans to start by retesting its 2019 Ranger midsize pickup, after employees raised concerns through Ford's internal reporting channel called Speak.

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California talks to DC regulators on emission, fuel-economy rules Trump wants to cut

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As automakers await the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new fuel-economy rules for 2022 through 2025, due March 30, regulators from California and Washington are still hammering out the specifics. A meeting between state and federal regulators on fuel-economy and emissions targets took place on Monday as both sides attempt to. emissions Politics EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

2018 60

As EPA heads toward emissions rollback, Americans are driving more

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Policymakers have long pointed to two straightforward paths for cutting carbon emissions: cleaning up the vehicle fleet itself, by making it more efficient (and electrified), and reducing the total number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT). emissions Fuel Economy carbon dioxide

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Michigan representative: roll fuel economy rules back to 'reasonable' level

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Right now, the debate over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is in full swing. emissions Michigan CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyToday, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) by 2025 for vehicles sold in the U.S. But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled.

EPA says fuel economy rose in 2017, but it may be falling again

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An EPA report released Wednesday shows that cars are getting better gas mileage in response to rising fuel economy standards. Yet a roaring economy and low gas prices have put Americans on a truck-buying spree, and the EPA is working to undermine those standards. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyAccording to its annual automotive trends report, the average new car reached a.

2019 71

Europe's tougher new emissions, fuel-economy tests should be closer to real-world results

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Fuel-economy ratings for cars sold in Europe have long been wildly unrealistic, sometimes more than 30 percent more optimistic than real-world consumption figures. Europe Diesels emissions EU Fuel Economy Vehicle TestingToday, that will change. As of September 1, two new and more stringent testing regimes are to be used for certifying new vehicles going on sale in European Union countries. DON'T MISS.

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Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. Global LDV Fuel Efficiency Improvement. Several countries have set heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy standards as well.

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States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

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Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the environment, and emissions. Comments are now being taken on the reopened EPA limits on vehicular carbon emissions for 2022 through 2025, although reporters had to dig to find out. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

2017 66

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. Shortly 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. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

California meets with federal regulators over fuel-economy rollback

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Trump administration officials met with California regulators Wednesday to discuss the EPA and NHTSA's proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards from 2020 through 2026. The proposal would rescind scheduled increases planned under the Obama administration, which would have raised vehicles' average fuel economy to about 39 mpg based on. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 58

Subaru found cheating on fuel-economy and emissions tests

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The fuel economy and emissions of their cars are a sensitive issue for these buyers, so the company could be particularly hard-hit following an Subaru buyers care about the environment. They buy Subarus to get outdoors, and to spend time hiking, biking, skiing, and going to the beach. At least they dream of having time to do those things.

2018 71

EPA does not set fuel-economy limits: get this right, journalists!

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emissions EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel EconomyJournalism as an industry is under great pressure these days. There are far more people writing "content" than in past decades, and in general they are having to produce more of it for less money than they did 10, 20, or 50 years ago. That's no excuse, however, for getting the basics wrong. DON'T MISS: Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is.

2018 69

Report: Trump Administration aiming to revoke California emissions authority

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EPA and NHTSA, that would attempt to completely revoke the authority of California to set its own auto-emissions standards, as well as preempt other states from setting their own rules for vehicle emissions. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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EPA will maintain fuel-economy standards through 2025

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to maintain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards through 2025. emissions Politics EPA CAFE transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S. Enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012, the standards call for automakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (equivalent to about 38 mpg in the real world) by that year. The decision follows the.

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Commentary: How to make your voice heard on fuel economy freeze

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Drivers are not helpless in the face of government plans to roll back fuel economy standards. A joint August proposal from the EPA and NHTSA to freeze planned increases in fuel economy standards is out for public comments until Oct. DON'T MISS: Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 63

Justice Department investigating Ford emissions certifications

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Some 2017 and newer Ford vehicles may have illegally polluted more than the company claimed during emissions certifications, and the company admitted Friday that criminal investigators were looking into the matter. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyThe disclosure that the U.S. Department of Justice began investigating the Ford vehicles in February was made during the company's.

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DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

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In 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles sold in the US had fuel economies of more than 30 miles per gallon (783 l/100 km), according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). had fuel economy over 30 mpg; by 2018, that share had grown to 27%. Fuel Efficiency

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BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5% and reduce emissions significantly.

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

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The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers by regulatory agencies around the world. emissions Daimler Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalSo 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.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The agency’s reasoning was that since alternative fuel vehicle production has generally been less than 0.1% of total vehicle production until very recently, the impact of excluding alternative fuel vehicles was negligible. Alt fuel vehicle impact on OEMs.

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California talks to DC regulators on emission, fuel-economy rules Trump wants to cut

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As automakers await the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new fuel-economy rules for 2022 through 2025, due March 30, regulators from California and Washington are still hammering out the specifics. A meeting between state and federal regulators on fuel-economy and emissions targets took place on Monday as both sides attempt to. emissions Politics EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

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VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

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California clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A wide survey of Americans told researchers that they're dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars get now, implying they might want cars to improve. emissions California Fuel Economy

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Sandia, TUD optical diagnostic helps reduce emissions while improving fuel economy

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Initially, the researchers have focused on the combustion of liquid fuel sprays found in engines, where the extreme pressures and temperatures create an environment that is optically challenging. However, this comes at the cost of higher particulate matter emissions.

2017 78

EPA, NHTSA issue One National Program Rule; EPA withdraws CA waiver for GHG and fuel economy

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final action entitled the “ One National Program Rule ,” which will enable the federal government to provide nationwide uniform fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles and light duty trucks. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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What will happen to US fuel-economy rules to 2025? Take our Twitter poll

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Even the automaker lobbying group didn't go this far in their complaints about emission and fuel-economy rules for vehicles in the 2022 through 2025 model years. When the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy Polls

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What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

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Indeed, dozens of regulations limiting corporate activities involving emissions, fossil-fuel exploration, hiring and firing, and a host of other issues have been eliminated or are under. Politics CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump PollsWith the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office.

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