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New Fuel Economy Standards For 2025 Coming Today

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 Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation are expected to announce new fuel economy regulations that... read more

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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


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Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?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


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

Consumer Reports On 56.2-MPG Gas-Mileage Goal: Meh, Can Do Better

Much debate will occur--and that's putting it politely--over the next round of gas-mileage standards, which the EPA hopes to finalize next year for 2017-2025 vehicles... read more July 1, 2011 by  3


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

E15 Gas Warning Label Coming Soon To Pumps Near You, Maybe

They're not pretty, but they should catch your attention. Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its design for a warning label to be placed on so-called pumps... read more June 29, 2011 by  5


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

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by  14


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47-48 City MPG: Report

The all-new, entirely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan may be rated by the EPA as high as 47 or 48 mpg on the city cycle, according to reports on a website that... read more June 13, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist 37-MPG Sedan Priced At $30,820 (With Destination)

Buick announced today that it would price the four-cylinder version of its 2012 Lacrosse large sedan at $29,960. That sneaks the advertised price neatly under the $30,000... read more June 8, 2011 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

Unlike other compact cars, the gas-mileage story for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is simple. There's a single engine, a choice of two transmissions--six-speed automatic or... read more June 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011

Honda Civic Gas Mileage

With a redesigned range of Civic sedan and coupe models, and no fewer than five separate variants, the new 2012 Honda Civic makes an aggressive effort to position Honda at... read more May 31, 2011 by 


 
2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio

This Summer’s Six Best Convertibles For Great Gas Mileage

Summer is finally upon us and that means convertible owners will be cruising the highways with their tops down and the wind in their hair. Convertibles are traditionally more... read more May 31, 2011 by  1


 
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