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Battle over CAFE standards begins now: will they change for 2022-2025?

Battle over CAFE standards begins now: will they change for 2022-2025?

Two weeks ago today, three federal and state agencies jointly released a "Technical Assessment Report" on how well automakers have done thus far in meeting corporate average fuel economy standards. It concluded that car companies may not quite reach the theoretical goal of an average 54.5 mpg (or... read more

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1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor

With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
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Gas mileage ratings for some 2017 cars to fall as EPA tweaks tests

The steady rise of corporate average fuel economy rules through 2025 puts increasing pressure on manufacturers to boost the gas mileage of all vehicles. Lately, carmakers are... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS diesel on hold, facing further EPA scrutiny

Sales of the 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLS350d are on hold in the U.S. while it awaits a certificate of compliance from the EPA, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said this week. The diesel... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

Gas-mileage error halts sale of GM's large SUVs; new labels on the way

It would appear that every automaker is rechecking its gas-mileage calculations these days. The ongoing VW diesel-emission cheating scandal and Mitsubishi's recent admission... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report

Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles

A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European fix for VW diesels complies with law, but real-world emissions still too high

Updates to the millions of Volkswagen TDI diesel cars that turned out not to meet European emission regulations were supposed to be well underway by now. German authorities... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Deadline for regulators, VW to agree on diesel changes extended to April 21

"Six months is enough," said Judge Charles Breyer in February, when he imposed a March 24 deadline for regulators and Volkswagen to agree how to modify 580,000 diesel... read more March 25, 2016 by


 

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