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    Report: Swiss engineers working on 80-mpg CNG-diesel-electric hybrid

    Automakers have a tough sell reaching fuel economy standards in the US and Europe. Swiss researchers think the solution will have to come from a fusion of the technologies. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new engine that they say could get the ...

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    Study: Job creation a big part of selling 54.5 MPG fuel economy standard

    The White House is taking its time to issue final federal rules for automakers to reach the 54.5 MPG by 2025 fuel economy standard. To fill the open space, many people are having their say in the matter, to influence the outcome. Three Republican Congressmen, for example, would like to see a ...

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    Report: NADA: 7 million car buyers to be pushed out of the market by fuel economy rules

    If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes its proposed 2025 fuel economy standards official, cars are going to be more expensive, and that's going to shut millions of buyers out, argues the National Automobile Dealers Association. "If the price of a vehicle goes up by the ...

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    Consumer groups back 54.5 mpg standard as hearings commence

    Experts have already predicted that toughened fuel efficiency standards will lead to cleaner air and help wean the United States from its reliance on foreign oil. Turns out, they could benefit consumer's wallets too. That's the conclusion of the Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of ...

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    Official: Fed proposes new fuel economy standard: 54.5 mpg by 2025

    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: Policymakers cite reduced safety as a reason not to adopt 54.5 mpg CAFE standards

    Yesterday, a House of Representatives panel kicked off a hearing to review the Obama Administration's fuel economy standards of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Today, U.S. regulators, including officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental ...

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    Study: Small businesses support stringent fuel economy standards

    Lawmakers continue to push for anti-regulation and automakers successfully fought to weaken Obama's proposed 62-mile-per-gallon CAFE standard, but what do actual small business owners think of stringent fuel economy regulations? A new poll found that the vast majority seem to support 54.5 ...

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    Report: Japan pushing for 24.1% increase in fuel economy by 2020

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    Japanese automakers will most likely need to boost their fleetwide fuel economy by 24.1 percent by 2020 to meet stringent standards being drawn up by the government, reports the Nikkei business daily. This isn't like ...

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    Report: Volkswagen still trying to negotiate changes to CAFE standards

    While the majority of automakers have officially chosen to back the proposed 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, Volkswagen blasted the requirements, alleging that rules are biased. Since the proposed 2025 CAFE standards are, well, proposed, VW still hopes to negotiate some ...

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    Report: With 2025 CAFE rules, gas engines will remain king

    Automakers (except for Volkswagen and Daimler) have shown strong support for the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles per gallon. So, it's time to start gearing up for an onslaught of plug-in vehicles, right? Wrong, says some industry experts. The standards announced ...

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    Study: Auto engineers skeptical of meeting 2025 CAFE targets... are you?

    Most automakers have come out to support the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy target of 54.5 miles per gallon. Engineers, however, aren't so sure we're ready to hit that number. Despite a stamp of approval from the Union of Concerned Scientists, the folks that design and build the actual ...

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    Official: 2025 CAFE target set at 54.5 mpg; everyone's apparently happy with that

    Following the official announcement this morning that the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard would be set at 54.5 miles per gallon, our email box overflowed with something we rarely see: near-unanimous support. Everyone from the automakers to the Union of Concerned Scientists, from ...

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    Consumer Federation of America says SUV/truck mpg exemption is "economic suicide"

    In mid-July, automakers – in particular, the Detroit Three – urged the Obama Administration to tone down the proposed CAFE target of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025 for full-size trucks and SUVs. At the automakers' requests, government regulators are reportedly considering a proposal ...

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    Report: Obama administration to ease CAFE standards on full-size trucks, SUVs

    In response to some automakers – in particular, the Detroit Three – crying foul over the Obama Administration's proposed CAFE target of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, the powers that be will reportedly ease standards for the fuel economy of future trucks and SUVs, according to The ...

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    General Motors' Mark Reuss says 56.2 mpg CAFE target will be "tough"

    General Motors North America President, Mark Reuss, says that automakers will have no choice (obviously) but to comply with the proposed 56.2 miles-per-gallon CAFE target for 2025, if enacted, but admits that it will be no easy task. Shortly after announcing a $2.5 million donation from GM to ...

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    Report: Obama administration proposes 2025 CAFE of 56.2 mpg

    The Obama Administration has reportedly disclosed its CAFE target for 2025, and it's not the 62 miles per gallon that's been discussed in Washington, D.C. for some time now. According to The Washington Post, the White House is shooting for passenger vehicles and light trucks in the U.S. to ...

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    Study: 62 mpg CAFE standard would cost consumers an arm and... $1,450

    Bumping up federal fuel economy standards to 56 miles per gallon in the 2025 would yield fuel savings that offset increased vehicle prices, according to the Center for Automotive Research. However, CAR says, jumping to 62 mpg would increase vehicle prices to such a degree that additional cash ...

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    CAFE 2025 debate heating up over 62 mpg limit

    A CAFE standard of up to 62 miles per gallon by 2025, which we first heard about last October, will certainly increase the cost of vehicles, but by how much varies depending upon who you ask. Automotive News (via AutoWeek) has gathered a few opinions and estimations on how this will affect ...

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    NHTSA, EPA to evaluate annual fuel economy improvements of 2-7% from 2017 to 2025

    U.S. legislation may require annual fuel economy improvements of two to seven percent from 2017 to 2025 for passenger vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NHTSA, along with the EPA and California's Air ...

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    Report: Japan to implement energy efficiency standards for electric motors

    By 2012, Japan plans to implement energy efficiency standards to govern over industrial electric motors. According to a report in the Nikkei, the standards will include specific efficiency targets for each individual type of motor and could impact numerous industries, including the automotive ...


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