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Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of transportation. More fuel-efficient gasoline cars help lower greenhouse-emissions, but are they also lowering the sales of plug-ins... read more

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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 


 
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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 


 
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


 
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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


 
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