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

Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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California sues Trump administration again over fuel economy fines

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California launched another lawsuit against the Trump administration over fuel economy regulations Friday, this time over a federal decision to suspend planned increases in penalties for automakers who miss required targets.

2019 94

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 99

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. EPA NHTSA Corporate Average Fuel EconomyHowever, a different federal agency—NHTSA—has finalized a rule to freeze fines on automakers who exceed the standards. The fines have been set at $5.50 per 0.1 mpg, per car the automakers produce that doesn't meet the standards, since 1997.

2019 77

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

2019 82

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

2018 82

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.

2018 87

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

2018 85

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

2018 73

Mileage or money? Fiat Chrysler pays for missing fuel economy targets

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It turns out there's more than one way for automakers to meet fuel-economy targets. One is to develop and sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The other—as demonstrated over the years by quite a few automakers—is to pay fuel economy fines to the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Treasury as a course of doing business. That's the course Fiat Chrysler took for.

2019 85

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.

2019 62

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

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. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 70

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

2018 81

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 72

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.

2019 110

CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

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He suggested to Bloomberg the EPA plans to cut emission rules aggressively to respond to carmakers' pleas for easing of the corporate average fuel economy rules for 2022 through 2025 that they had. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA climate change CAFE Fuel Economy carbon dioxide regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2018 74

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.

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 59

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.

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 70

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.

2019 111

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

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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. emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine.

2016 84

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 70

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

2019 108

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 119

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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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.

2017 73

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

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The energy is then transferred back into the drivetrain through an electric motor which helps propel the vehicle during acceleration, reducing fuel consumption, CO 2 emissions and brake wear.

2019 114

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. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy PollsWhen the Obama Administration approved final EPA emission rules for those years, the automakers complained that the comment period had been cut short. They didn't seriously suggest that.

2017 66

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.

2017 83

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

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?

2018 53

GM battery layoffs, Trump and fuel economy, more fast chargers: Today's Car News

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A new study shows what the Trump administration is missing about how fuel-economy standards affect vehicle affordability. General Motors Fuel EconomyElectrify America gets plans approved to build more fast chargers in California. And we have results from our last Twitter poll and a new poll for you to try. All this and more on Green Car Reports. After announcing the demise.

2018 61

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

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Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. That's exactly the argument that the Trump administration made earlier this month in its proposal to weaken fuel economy. EPA NHTSA Fuel EconomyThey lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that that will lead to more deaths on America's roadways.

2018 62

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.

2017 62

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 70

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

2018 59

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIVThe internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric.

2017 67

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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What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

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"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?" 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 RatingsIt's a question we hear often. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon.

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