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Gas-Mileage Rules To Add $3,000 Or More To Car Prices By 2025?

Gas-Mileage Rules To Add $3,000 Or More To Car Prices By 2025?

You most likely know by now that fuel efficiency is slated to double in new vehicles by 2025. What you may not know is how much that will cost you when you buy a new car in future years. Thousands of real dollars The EPA has long estimated that a new vehicle will cost about $3,000 more in real... read more

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Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

U.S. Biofuels & Ethanol Mandate: More Vulnerable Than Ever Now?

Since 2007, U.S. fuel producers have been required by law to include more and more ethanol and other biofuels in their blends. Now, Pike Research suggests, the biofuels... read more March 13, 2013 by  12


 
ESB Sundancer experimental electric car, test drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct 1973 [Frank Lodge]

Electric Cars Of The Future...As Imagined In The 1970s

Cars of the future--especially those from the past--always exert a powerful pull on our imaginations. They range from the outlandish (no wheels) to the bizarre (extreme... read more March 8, 2013 by  1


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

Second Obama Term: New Energy Secretary, New EPA Head

Following EPA head Lisa Jackson's resignation at the end of December, President Obama will nominate Gina McCarthy as her successor. McCarthy will become the Environmental... read more March 4, 2013 by  0


 
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 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf: 75-Mile Range 'Anticipated' In New Test By EPA

It's the last piece of information on the new and updated 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car that everyone's been waiting for: its range. The projected number, Nissan says, is 75... read more February 20, 2013 by  28


 
Fuel gauge

Gas Mileage Of New Cars Sold In Jan: 24.5 MPG, Highest Ever

Every month, the University of Michigan sends out its weighted average of the gas mileage of all new cars sold the previous month. And for January, the news is good. The new... read more February 4, 2013 by  4


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

EPA Quota For Cellulosic Fuels Tossed Out By Court As 'Wish'

Whatever the merits of ethanol as a fuel or a gasoline additive--and it's taken some hits lately--it's still in the running. The same cannot be said, however, for cellulosic... read more January 28, 2013 by  3


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

BREAKING NEWS: EPA Head Lisa Jackson To Resign

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson confirmed this morning that she is to resign from her position, the Washington Post reports. As well as setting... read more December 27, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA To Dig Into Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid Mileage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to look into claims that two Ford hybrids don't meet their official fuel economy ratings in real world driving. We reported... read more December 11, 2012 by  19


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S 60-kWh Version: EPA Range Rated At 208 Miles

Without any fanfare, the EPA has released its range rating for the second version of the Tesla Model S to come to market. The 2013 Tesla Model S fitted with a... read more December 7, 2012 by  16


 
2010 Toyota Prius ad comparing its emissions to those of a sheep (cropped)

25% Of Today's New Cars Can Hit 2016 Emissions Goals

The past couple of years, auto industry headlines have focused on 2025 and its high benchmarks for corporate average fuel economy. But there's a nearer-term deadline that's... read more December 6, 2012 by  4


 
E15 infographic from SmarterFuelFuture.org

E15 Is Coming & AAA Ain't Happy; New Fuel Could Void Warranties

There's a lot of talk nowadays about renewable energy and energy independence. One product of such chatter is a new blend of gasoline called E15, but not everyone is happy to... read more December 3, 2012 by  8


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA Keeps Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate, Rejects Suspension Request

Last month, the governors of eight states and almost 200 members of Congress asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend rules that mandate production of... read more November 19, 2012 by  6


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Hyundai, Kia Face Federal Lawsuits For Overstated Gas Mileage

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are being sued in U.S. courts over inflating gas mileage ratings on 2011-2013 vehicles. It was revealed on Friday that both automakers had... read more November 6, 2012 by  4


 
gas pump

EPA Lifts Gasoline Restrictions In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

In 1990, the Clean Air Act amendments set out special rules regarding the manufacture and sale of gasoline in the U.S. This week, some of those rules have been suspended in... read more November 1, 2012 by  7


 
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