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. The European Union and Canada had announced their intention to introduce such standards though neither had a legislative framework in place.

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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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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

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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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. Enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012, the standards call for automakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 emissions Politics EPA CAFE transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S.

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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

2019 97

Trump administration freezes fines for fuel-economy violations

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The EPA hasn't yet released its final ruling on a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards. However, a different federal agency—NHTSA—has finalized a rule to freeze fines on automakers who exceed the standards. mpg, per car the automakers produce that doesn't meet the standards, since 1997. EPA NHTSA Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2019 76

Draft EPA memo freezes fuel economy standards at 42 mpg through 2026

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After announcing its intention last month to roll back emissions standards that require cars to get higher fuel economy, the EPA is now circulating a proposal in Washington to freeze the standards at 2020 levels through 2026. Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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How high should fuel-economy standards be set? Take our Twitter poll

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In light of the EPA Administrator Scott Priutt reversing the Agency's decision to maintain tighter emissions standards from 2022 to 2025, it seemed time to ask for our audience's opinion. Since 2009, the EPA emissions standards have had a direct effect on fuel economy standards and have been coordinated with the National Highway Traffic Safety. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy Polls

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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

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Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

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Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in. The EPA proposed in early August to undo Obama-era rules requiring cars to reach increasingly stringent fuel-economy targets through 2025. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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EPA Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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In a speech on Tuesday at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Washington, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the Trump Administration’s thinking on national fuel economy standards and California. Wheeler said that the Administration will begin taking steps in the very near future to establish one set of national fuel-economy standards. (On Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

2019 64

Study finds what Trump is missing about fuel economy: Poor people don't buy new cars

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Rising fuel economy standards make driving more affordable for low-income households, not less as the Trump administration argues, according to a new study by the Consumer Federation of America. In their proposal to freeze fuel-economy increases, the EPA and NHTSA argued that increasing fuel economy standards compromised safety by making new cars. EPA Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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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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Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

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As the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the standards to stay just as they are. Politics NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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On 31 March, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final rule for The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles for Model Years 2021-2026. year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations Vehicle Systems

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What level is appropriate for fuel economy standards: Twitter poll results

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Fuel Economy PollsWe didn't know last week when California and 16 other states might file a lawsuit against the EPA over President Trump's decision to roll back emissions rules, but it seemed pretty clear that it would happen soon. Our Twitter-poll subject for last week still managed to address the topic directly from the viewpoint of our readers: We noted that the.

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WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum.

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What White House faces if it tries to roll back fuel-economy standards

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The day after his election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers sent him a letter asking that corporate average fuel economy. emissions Politics government EPA Fuel Economy regulation Donald TrumpDonald Trump won the U.S. Electoral College and swept into the White House on a varied platform that included significant promises to cut regulation and reduce government involvement in a wide variety of spheres.

2017 67

Americans still want better fuel economy, survey says

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Just as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars already get. The American Customer Satisfaction Index survey for cars was released Tuesday, and among the 10 attributes the survey studied, fuel economy ranked last among factors Americans'. Fuel Economy

2018 64

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

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With President Trump in the White House, the industry has succeeded in getting the comment period reopened for the EPA emission standards finalized ahead of schedule, covering vehicles in model. 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.

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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. But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled. 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.

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.

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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 Since MY 2004, CO 2 emissions have decreased 23%, or 108 g/mi, and fuel economy has increased 30%, or 5.8 Tesla improved fuel economy (as measured in miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent, or mpge).

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Study finds attribute-based fuel economy standards less effective and more costly than flat standard with credit trading

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As the Trump administration weighs how to revise fuel economy standards, a new study by research fellows of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) finds that attribute-based regulations—such as the footprint-based rules in the US—are less effective and more costly than a flat standard with credit trading. The study finds that the standards did indeed incentivize automakers to increase the weight of their vehicles.

2018 60

Carmaker lobbyist urges fuel-economy deal that keeps CAFE requirements

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Automakers have united behind a somewhat surprising position: reviews of corporate average fuel economy rules should not involve scrapping the current standards. Politics EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group that represents automakers building cars in the U.S., has asked the Trump administration to solidify a deal that keeps higher.

Japan Ministries propose light commercial vehicle fuel economy standards for 2022

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The new standards will require that the fuel economy of model year 2022 light and medium commercial vehicles sold in Japan average 17.9 This represents a 26% increase in fuel economy from 2012 values, and a 23% increase from the 2015 standard of 14.5

2015 99

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

Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. And what exactly are WLTP standards? Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps out in front of the camera in a new round of spy photos. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar will produce the E-Type Zero

2018 63

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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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.

2019 116

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

Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

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In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. History Fuel Economy Ford Model TThe video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. When the.

2018 69

GM CEO Mary Barra: Chevrolet to expand Bolt EV production, push for unified fuel-economy standards

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra told energy conference attendees in Houston on Wednesday the automaker would increase production of its newest electric vehicle, push for a single fuel-economy standard nationwide, and support expanding tax credits for electrified vehicles.

2018 63

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

Automakers may not want to roll back fuel-economy standards after all

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Averting a showdown between 17 states and the federal government may take priority over industry-friendly fuel-economy targets. At least, that's what they're saying. Reports leading up to a May 11 meeting between leaders of America's automotive industry and President Donald Trump indicate that automakers may lobby the federal government to scale. Politics California CAFE

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EIA: fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise

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In the US Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040.

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Ceres: national fuel economy and emissions standards can increase viability of domestic automakers and suppliers

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New analysis commissioned by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with investors and companies, suggests that national fuel economy and emissions standards can help increase the viability and international competitiveness of domestic automakers and suppliers. Given the importance of operating costs and the synergy between autonomous vehicles and electrification, fuel efficiency and electrification are key to succeeding in this fast-evolving marketplace.

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US fuel economy standards unveiled

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) have unveiled their joint proposal for stronger greenhouse gas pollution and fuel economy standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light trucks. The proposed CAFE standards will require an industry fleet-wide basis for cars and trucks combined of 40.1mpg by model year [.].

Obama Administration announces first fuel economy and GHG standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

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US President Barack Obama announced fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Heavy-duty engines affected by the final standards are generally those that are installed in commercial medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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The XLP F-250 features a high voltage 15 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is compatible with Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations using an industry-standard J1772 plug interface.

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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.

2017 69

EPA staff disputed fuel-economy freeze would save lives

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Such is the breadth of the discrepancy between the estimates of what the government's final proposal to roll back fuel-economy standards would save American drivers, and what EPA staffers said it would cost. Corporate Average Fuel EconomyWhat's $132 billion between regulators?

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