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

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 vehicles sold in the U.S. during January scored a sales-weighted average fuel efficiency of 24.5 mpg. That's up 0.4 mpg from... read more

February 4, 2013 by  - 4
 
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


 
Ethanol infographic from coalition of livestock and poultry producers (crop)

Will EPA Waive Ethanol Requirement Due To Drought?

This summer's drought across the midwestern U.S. may have an impact in an unexpected place: your gasoline tank. Almost 200 members of Congress, and the governors of eight... read more October 12, 2012 by  3


 
Gas pump

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


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. EPA Sets Gas Mileage Standards: 54.5 MPG By 2025

After a long, political battle, both on Capitol Hill and in Detroit, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Obama administration have confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel... read more August 28, 2012 by  5


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA Wins Legal Battle Against Higher Ethanol Levels In Fuel

The battle over the levels of ethanol in fuel may not have stopped just yet, but a decision by the U.S. Appeals Court will certainly weaken the challenge. Several groups... read more August 20, 2012 by  1


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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... read more August 13, 2012 by  17


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. House To EPA: We Won't Let You Set Emissions Laws

With 2025's 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy standards set to be finalized towards the end of this year, carmakers will also have to meet a 34.1 mpg average by 2016... read more June 29, 2012 by  3


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

OK, E15 Gasoline Is Now Approved; Do You Need To Care?

You felt the earth shake a week ago today when the EPA formally approved the sale of E15 gasoline, right? Oh, you didn't? Not surprising, really. No gas station in the U.S... read more June 22, 2012 by  7


 
EPA Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Tool

How Clean Is Your Electric Car? Online Tool Helps You Find Out

If you’re looking to buy an electric car, you’re probably familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fuel Economy website, which lists the gas... read more June 14, 2012 by  5


 
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


 

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