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    Study: EPA says automakers ahead of schedule for 54.5 MPG by 2025
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    Remember, the target is 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Today, the CAFE level is a little over 30. How we get from here to there is something the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring closely. Thus, the EPA just released an annual flash report on how the auto industry is ...

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    Report: Average new-vehicle mpg ratings continue to climb, now up to 24.8
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    The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the US is going back up after dropping for a couple of months. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) calculated a 24.8 mpg average for new light-duty vehicles sold in the US during November 2013. That's not as high as the ...

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    It'll be a challenge to reach 54.5 MPG as Americans get heavier
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    Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in recent decades in the US, and with our bulging bellies has come an increase in serious health issues like diabetes and heart disease. Add to that excess gasoline consumption and additional risks in accidents, and the fat forecast gets even more ...

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    Official: How new CAFE rules will force pickup trucks to get cleaner
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    The PDF rules for the just-made-official new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles that was officially finalized at 54.5 miles per gallon recently are, as previously noted, over 1,200 pages long. We've been reading through them, and found some ...

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    Official: Under new CAFE rules plug-ins, natural gas, hydrogen cars are "incentive multipliers"
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    The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles was finalized at 54.5 miles per gallon today. The official rules document, though, is a whopping 1,230 pages long, and it take a while to decipher what in there. Things like the incentives for what the ...

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    Official: New CAFE rules officially finalized; 54.5 mpg is like making gas $1/gallon cheaper
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    Increasing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon was first proposed in July 2011. Since then, there has been a lot of back and forth, a lot of positive and negative responses, and, lately, a delay for unknown reasons. Since the ...

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    Report: House Republicans urge White House to delay 2017-2025 fuel economy standards
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    Representatives from the Republican Party have asked President Obama to delay pushing through strict new automotive fuel economy regulations. The trio of top GOP legislators consists of auto dealer Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Jim Jordan (also of PA) and House Oversight and Government Reform ...

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    Report: 54.5 MPG CAFE rule implemention delayed, review will be completed 'soon'
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    Despite the positive public face, the behind-the-scenes discussions that resulted in the 2025 CAFE standards of 54.5 miles per gallon agreement were not easy. There might be more problems going on, since the Obama administration has pushed back implementation of the new rule – which affects ...

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    Report: 54.5 MPG fuel rule negotiations were not harmonious
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    If you assumed that the federal mandate requiring automakers to reach the 54.5 miles per gallon corporate average fuel economy standard by 2025 was negotiated cordially and ended in a group hug, think again. Verbal fisticuffs and head butting would be more accurate descriptions, with members of ...

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    Study: Consumers say they want more fuel-efficient vehicles, but do they buy?
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    Could this be a case of "do as we say, not as we do"? A quick look at a recent Consumer Federation of America (CFA) survey certainly seems to indicate it. According to the CFA's May poll of 1,000 people, Americans overwhelmingly favor the Obama Administration's plan to ratify stricter ...

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    Opinion: Stricter fuel-economy standards reduce electric-drive investment
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    Some may call it a variation on the low-hanging fruit theory. Others may call it a daft conclusion. Either way, a recent editorial in Automotive News argues that stricter U.S. fuel-economy standards are actually restricting automaker investments in electric-drive powertrain technology. Instead, ...

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    Study: U.S. drivers to save $68 billion in 2030 with new CAFE standards
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    What an extra few hundred bucks a year or so in everyone's pocket will buy almost two decades from now is anyone's guess, but for us, that's beside the point. U.S. drivers will save about $68 billion in refueling expenses in 2030 if the more stringent fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas-emissions ...

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    Fewer flashy debuts, more serious efficiency efforts thanks to new CAFE rules
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    Jim Kliesch, the Clean Vehicles Program research director for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), is noticing a change. Instead of hyping marquee "green" cars, auto manufacturers are settling into a groove where they regularly show off packages of conventional fuel-saving methods that will ...

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    First hearing on 54.5 mpg proposal reveals widespread support
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    They came from as close as the General Motors headquarters across the street and as far away as Santa Fe, New Mexico. They represented groups as diverse as automakers and the military, steel manufacturers and religious organizations. And nearly all of the 90 or so people who testified on a ...

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    Official: Consumer advocates tout proposed U.S. fuel-economy standards as a cost saver
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    Consumer advocates said Thursday that the U.S. public is generally in favor of the stricter fuel-economy standards the federal government proposed last year for 2025 and that the average driver would typically save money in the form of lower refueling costs, even if vehicle prices rise as a ...

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    Rep. Issa asks CARB for more documents about 54.5 mpg CAFE standards
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    A month ago, Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters to 15 automotive CEOs asking them for information about the possible safety effects of implementing the proposed new fuel economy standards. Now, he's following up with a new request to California Air Resources Board chairwoman Mary Nichols for ...

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    Medium-duty truck fuel regulations under legal fire
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    A legal firm representing a small group of construction companies, dump truck operators, and contractors has filed suit to block new fuel economy standards for medium-duty trucks. In August, the EPA and NHTSA jointly announced the first fuel economy standards that affect both medium and heavy ...

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    Report: Darrell Issa asks 15 automakers if higher CAFE level might hurt sales, safety
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    Darrell Issa is on a mission. The House Republican from California is stepping up his quest to figure out if the new CAFE standards are part of President Obama's "Green-Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs" (Okay, technically, that's Issa's report about Solyndra, but it shows where he's coming from) or ...

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    Official: Fed proposes new fuel economy standard: 54.5 mpg by 2025
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency and the White House have announced new fuel economy standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles that will require cars and light trucks to yield a combined 54.5 mpg, as was proposed back in July. According to the government, ...

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    Report: Will fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers hinder plug-in vehicle adoption?
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    In the global battle to reduce emissions, automakers have made considerable strides in boosting the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines thanks to fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers. Craig Balis, vice-president of engineers at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, told Reuters:

    The ...

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