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You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

When it introduced the current-generation F-150 half-ton pickup truck for the 2015 model year, one of the major points Ford touted was fuel economy. It claimed the light-duty F-150's aluminum body saved over 700 pounds compared to previous steel body, helping to improve efficiency. When it came... read more

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U.S. Capitol Building

Battle over CAFE standards begins now: will they change for 2022-2025?

Two weeks ago today, three federal and state agencies jointly released a "Technical Assessment Report" on how well automakers have done thus far in meeting corporate average... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

Diesel car sales down in 2016; will there be any in 2017?

A backlog of diesel cars waiting to be tested by federal regulators has delayed several models from going on sale in the U.S. including many from BMW and possibly others from... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

A pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor

With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Gas mileage ratings for some 2017 cars to fall as EPA tweaks tests

The steady rise of corporate average fuel economy rules through 2025 puts increasing pressure on manufacturers to boost the gas mileage of all vehicles. Lately, carmakers are... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS diesel on hold, facing further EPA scrutiny

Sales of the 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLS350d are on hold in the U.S. while it awaits a certificate of compliance from the EPA, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said this week. The diesel... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

Gas-mileage error halts sale of GM's large SUVs; new labels on the way

It would appear that every automaker is rechecking its gas-mileage calculations these days. The ongoing VW diesel-emission cheating scandal and Mitsubishi's recent admission... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report

Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles

A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The... read more April 22, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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