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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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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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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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

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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. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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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

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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

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Honda joins GM, others in heated opposition to Trump's EPA fuel-economy freeze

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Honda joined General Motors on Friday and called on the EPA to abandon its proposed fuel-economy rollback, asking federal officials to negotiate with states like California to offer a single, comprehensive update to federal fuel-economy standards.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

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Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago. Its last generation of Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans were, frankly, subpar. DON'T.

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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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.

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.

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% Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

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ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

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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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DOE: new vehicle fuel economy improved 33% from 1980-2016

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, fuel economy decreased while vehicle weight increased, and fuel economy has improved nearly every year since 2004.

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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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New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

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Ahead of the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler's debut, the EPA released fuel-economy estimates for the V-6 powered model of the archetypal SUV. They're higher, as are the ratings for pretty much every new model, courtesy of steadily rising corporate average fuel-economy rules for model years 2012 through 2025. off roading Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

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Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. For 2017, sales-weighted new-car fuel economy landed at 25.2 sales Fuel Economy New car sales EPA Ratingsnew fleet efficiency stagnant for the fourth year in a row. mpg, an improvement over 2016 of just 0.1 The last time there was any.

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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

How 2019 Volkswagen Jetta inched up its EPA fuel-economy ratings

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And while the Trump Administration appears dead-set on rolling back emission limits and fuel-economy requirements established years ago, that effort will undoubtedly face lengthy court challenges as to the scientific basis. Fuel Economy EPA RatingsWhile plug-in electric cars get lots of media attention, they remained just 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales last year.

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Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

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The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning could help carmakers further reduce weight, as they look to increase fuel efficiency. Corporate Average Fuel. Windshield CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyGorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon.

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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. 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.

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Some crossover SUVs get easier fuel-economy rules, others don't

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NHTSA Fuel Economy regulation EPA RatingsWhat's a truck? If you tell your average suburban family that they're hauling their kids to school and sports practices in a truck, many will push back. It's an SUV," you'll likely hear, or perhaps, "it's called a crossover"—short for crossover utility vehicle, or a car-based SUV. DON'T MISS: Are you driving a car, a crossover, an SUV, or a.

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.

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.

2019 Ram 1500 pickup has 48-volt 'mild hybrid' system for fuel economy

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Detroit Auto Show mild hybrid Fuel Economy start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybridThe dominant news at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was about pickup trucks. Ironically, the Detroit automaker with the fewest electrified models on sale was the only one to bring hybridization to a new truck, in the form of its brand-new 2019 Ram 1500. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has lagged GM and FOrd on the.

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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.

ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

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UMTRI: average US new vehicle fuel economy drops in October

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in October was 25.2 The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). .

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