Corporate Average Fuel Economy

VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

Buyers of various Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles took about $50 million in Federal income-tax credits in 2009 for the purchase of their supposedly green car. With Michael Horn, CEO of VW Group of America, testifying to Congress today, those credits--and whether the Federal government should be... read more

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Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by 

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to... read more April 29, 2015 by 

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard... read more April 14, 2015 by 

EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

Sometimes in negotiations, it's best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than... read more April 7, 2015 by 

DeltaWing four-seater road car concept

DeltaWing Road Car: 57 MPG Combined, Four Seats, No Electric Motor

The idea of an all-electric Nissan BladeGlider sports car now seems to be somewhere between delayed and defunct, but the narrow-front delta-wing shape continues to intrigue... read more March 24, 2015 by 

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Gas Mileage Rules For 2025 Could Be Lowered If Buyers Stick With SUVs

Thus far, automakers appear to have had little trouble meeting the corporate average fuel economy rules that started for 2012 vehicle and will rise steadily through 2025. The... read more March 19, 2015 by 

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Should Safer Cars Get Credit For More MPG? Automaker Trade Group Says Yes

As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking... read more March 11, 2015 by 

Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler CEO: Industry Can Meet MPG Targets, But They Should Be Delayed

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is not a man to mince words. While carmakers can meet fuel-economy requirements for 2025, he said last week... read more January 19, 2015 by 

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Fuel-Economy Rules Likely To Stay Put Through Midterm Review: Consensus

Gas prices have fallen 40 percent in a year. Sales of SUVs and crossover utility vehicles are up, while hybrid sales are flat or falling. And a midterm review is coming up... read more December 29, 2014 by 

2014 Ford C-Max

More EPA Gas-Mileage Rating 'Adjustments' To Come In New Year?

First Hyundai and Kia cut fuel-economy ratings on a dozen models, then Ford on the C-Max. Then, Ford cut ratings on the C-Max again, along with those of five more models. Are... read more November 25, 2014 by 

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Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by 

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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... read more October 14, 2014 by 

2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-stop systems have finally started to arrive on U.S. new cars in noticeable numbers. The systems, which simply turn off a car's engine when it's sitting stationary and... read more October 9, 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 


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