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White House Played Hardball To Set 54.5-MPG Standards

White House Played Hardball To Set 54.5-MPG Standards

Politics is hardball, as every election season shows us. And getting very, very large and powerful auto companies to do something they really don't want to do is very, very hard. Even, that is, if you have a few useful levers, in the form of independent California regulators supported by a Supreme... read more

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Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car... read more May 16, 2012 by  21


 
Gas pump

Gas Pumps Go Naked As Vapor-Recovery Requirement Ends

Unless you drive a car powered by electricity or some form of home-brew biofuel, the chances are you visit a gas-station with some form of regularity. In fact, it’s... read more May 14, 2012 by  2


 
Auto loan

More Doom & Gloom On Higher MPG Standards From Car Dealers

It's not news that new, higher fuel-economy standards will raise the cost of future cars in real dollars. Now a new study, funded by the National Automobile Dealers... read more April 17, 2012 by  12


 
2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS First To Use Greener R-1234yf Refrigerant

In addition to tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also regulates other materials in cars that may emit substances harmful to... read more March 6, 2012 by 


 
Used car salesman

Car Dealers Fight Higher MPG Rules, Again, Over Affordability

You'd think that if President Obama, two government agencies, and 13 of the world's largest carmakers supported a set of new regulations to improve gas mileage, they might be... read more January 19, 2012 by  4


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

One Reason To Feel Sorry For Oil Companies...Really

It's pretty difficult to feel sorry for oil companies. Why should we? They're in control of a resource we all depend upon, one way or another, and can essentially charge... read more January 18, 2012 by  9


 
Gas pump

New Fuel Economy Standards For 2025 Coming Today

While much of the auto industry is focused on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, a handful of folks are looking in the opposite direction, toward Washington, D.C. There, the... read more November 16, 2011 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Who Hates High-Mileage Cars? Your Local Auto Dealers, That's Who

Sometime next month, the EPA and NHTSA will release final draft rules that increase corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Most--although not... read more November 1, 2011 by  7


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

EPA, NHTSA Delay Full 54.5 MPG Rules For 2025 Until November

It was the proposal that brought every automaker selling in the North America market out in a cold sweat. Now, Reuters brings news that the NHTSA and the Environmental... read more September 29, 2011 by  3


 
Used car salesman

Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to... read more September 22, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

2012 Chrysler 300 To Get 31 MPG Highway, Thanks To 8-Speed Automatic

Half a century ago, automatic transmissions had two or three speeds, and progress has come slowly since then. Today, many cars are still sold with four-speed automatics... read more September 1, 2011 by  4


 
Barack Obama

Japan Follows Obama's Lead, Will Tighten Gas-Mileage Rules

With agreement among the White House, the EPA and NHTSA, and most major automakers (though not all), the U.S. looks to be well on its way to a corporate average fuel-economy... read more August 19, 2011 by  3


 
Traffic

Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 
Proposed design (2 of 2) for gas mileage and emissions impact of new vehicle, U.S. EPA, August 2010

Shocker: Car Buyers Want Higher MPGs, Don't Want To Pay For It

Reading the news reports, it looks like the White House and automakers may be closing in on an agreement to raise corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg... read more July 27, 2011 by  1


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

EPA Tells Drivers E15 Won't Kill Your Car As Automakers Howl

Ah, ethanol, that most political of alternative fuels. Farmers love it, deficit hawks hate it, automakers want it for flex-fuel CAFE credits but nowhere else, and... read more July 8, 2011 by  11


 
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