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

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 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack has a rated range of 208 miles. That compares to 265 miles for the Model S version with the largest 85-kWh... read more

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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


 
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  0


 
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


 

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