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Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets agreed in 2011 aren't simply achievable by that date, but could be reached today--and with today's... read more

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Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - group shot at Playa del Rey storage field

Senate Bill Boosts CAFE Ratings For Natural-Gas Vehicles With Gasoline Backup

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would amend Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules to encourage production of a new class of natural-gas vehicles with "reserve" gasoline tanks... read more July 31, 2013 by  6


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

Consumers DO Want High-MPG Vehicles: Not Such A Hard Sell After All

The 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards set for 2025 have caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth from some quarters, but automakers haven't been among... read more April 29, 2013 by  2


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Tougher Gas Mileage Rules: Some Makers Are Way Ahead

Several Japanese automakers are off to a great start meeting future emissions and gas mileage targets, according to the latest EPA data. As rules become ever more stringent... read more April 23, 2013 by  4


 
2011 Fuel Economy Labels

Breast-Beating Over EPA Mileage Labels: Will Ratings Change?

Obviously, fuel economy will be an increasingly big deal in years to come. The gas-mileage ratings of new cars and trucks must double (and then some) between last year and... read more February 28, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan

Chrysler, Toyota Now United In Shunning Mexican Fuel Standards

While automakers selling cars in North America have been happy to accept the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, the same can't be said for similar plans in... read more November 15, 2012 by 


 
Average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles, Oct 2007 - Oct 2012 (via UMTRI)

Fuel Economy Reaches A Record High, But Why?

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has tracked fuel economy and new car sales since October 2007, and during those five years, we've seen gradual... read more November 5, 2012 by  7


 
Cadillac dealership

Car Dealers Continue Push To Rethink 2025 Gas Mileage Rules

Approved by auto manufacturers, environmental groups and the White House, 2025's 54.5 mpg gas mileage rules are still causing headaches for dealers. The National Automobile... read more October 31, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

Toyota Supports Higher MPG Standards In U.S. But Not Mexico?

Toyota has a reputation among U.S. car buyers for being green and offering fuel-efficient vehicles. But a recent post on the Natural Resources Defense Council blog painted a... read more October 25, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

House Bill Demands Safety, Jobs Analysis Of Gas-Mileage Rules

Politics is at best a messy and adversarial process. Add in a presidential election and the currently polarized political mood, and anything at all done by government is... read more September 24, 2012 by  6


 
Gas pump

Point Of View: Gas Taxes Are Better Than Fuel Economy Rules--Discuss

With the announcement of final rules for corporate average fuel efficiency of 54.5 mpg by 2025, the NHTSA and EPA have done two things. The agencies have given carmakers both... read more September 13, 2012 by  23


 
Silverado Hybrid Badge

GM May Kill Two-Mode Hybrid Pickups, SUVs: Report

"We can't provide you with any information related to future product technologies or timing." That's the standard response from carmakers--in this case, from Kevin Kelly... read more September 11, 2012 by  5


 
Fuel gauge

What Will New 2025 CAFE Standards Mean For YOU?

Yesterday, we revealed the news that the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025 have been confirmed after a long political battle. Essentially, the... read more August 29, 2012 by  6


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

It’s Official: Greener Cars Have Helped Improve LA’s Air Quality

Given the length of time the U.S. Government is taking to set new gas mileage standards for 2025, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only benefit from driving a high... read more August 24, 2012 by  15


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. Government Delays Final Ruling On 2025 Gas Mileage Standards

Yesterday, the U.S. EPA had planned to release final rules on new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations requiring automakers to achieve average fuel economies of... read more August 16, 2012 by  4


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

White House Played Hardball To Set 54.5-MPG Standards

Politics is hardball, as every election season shows us. And getting very, very large and powerful auto companies to do something they really don't want to do is very, very... read more August 13, 2012 by  17


 
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