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U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. It's natural to want to check their progress along the way, especially for the agency in charge of those regulations. ALSO READ: SUVs And... read more

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2015 Lexus NX 300h

Why Your Car Is A Truck, Under Federal Law, And What Makes It One

If you've got any plans to buy a 2015 Lexus NX 300h when it hits the U.S, you might be surprised to learn that it's not actually a car. According to the EPA, your new luxury... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
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Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

Yesterday's multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Automakers Met Carbon-Emission Limits In 2012 With Room To Spare

As U.S. emissions standards grow stricter, carmakers appear to be keeping pace thus far. Cars and light-duty trucks built for the 2012 model year beat EPA environmental... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

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... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
gas pump

U.S. Drivers Have Fewer Cars, Drive Them Less, Use Less Gas: Study

The best way to save fuel is to drive less--and Americans are doing just that, according to a new study. U.S. drivers have fewer cars, are driving them less, and are getting... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Complex CAFE Math: Gas Mileage Higher Than Predicted, Lower Than Needed

It's easy to meet expectations when they're low enough. When it comes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), car makers are exceeding expectations--but are still behind... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

Diesel vehicles can be far more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, but Audi feels its TDI diesel models are being treated unfairly by Federal and state lawmakers. Last week... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
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  0


 
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


 
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