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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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

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emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Donald TrumpContinuing 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.

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Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

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

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

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QUANTUM driveline technology is scalable across a wide range of vehicle segments and provides substantial advantages regardless of vehicle size: reduced mass, increased power density, improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) and fuel efficiency gains in a more compact system package.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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GKN’s Disconnect function enables vehicles to combine the enhanced traction, dynamics and stability of all-wheel drive with improved on-highway fuel efficiency. China Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

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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. emissions heavy duty EPA NHTSA White House Fuel Economy regulation Buses TruckThe U.S.

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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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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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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 Ratings

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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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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 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. Gasoline Fuel Economy octanempg set for 2025.

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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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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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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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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. Its statistics will make it one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the North American [.]. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic fuel economy fuel economy

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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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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

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Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday.

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

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Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday.

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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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Is your car telling fuel economy fibs?

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If you are wondering how many miles to the gallon you are really getting out of your car then checking the fuel economy gauge may not be the best way to tell, according to automotive data website, Edmunds.com. The US website’s editors conducted 14 tests on the accuracy of fuel economy gauges, which now come [.]. Green credentials accurate Edmunds efficiency fuel economy mpg

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Misleading fuel economy claims must stop, rules ASA

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Green credentials ASA Audi fuel economy Carmakers will be expected to make it clear that official MPG figures quoted in adverts are not necessarily representative of what drivers will actually achieve on the roads, following a new ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average

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Seventeen trucking fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers recorded a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 They achieved these gains by purchasing a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

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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.

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Volvo engines get to the ART of fuel economy

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Innovative technology has become integral in the fight to lower fuel consumption and emissions: and now Volvo can add its own masterpiece to the collection. Green cars Latest news Volvo fuel economy green cars i-ART techology Volvo Engine Architecture

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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.

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