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    Report: Carmakers taking advantage of EU fuel economy test by taping up seams, overinflating tires
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    Automakers don't necessarily sell the same vehicles in both North America and Europe, but a new report from the Continent's Transport And Environment makes it sound like the fuel-economy rating... questions we've seen here in the US might also be happening across The Pond. Well, except over there ...

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    Featured: How the EPA tests - and doesn't test - fuel economy of new vehicles
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    Doesn't the EPA test the fuel economy of all new vehicles? Actually, no. Last week, Hyundai and Kia announced that they had each made errors in the way they tested the fuel economy of their new vehicles. "Honest mistakes" and "human error" were made during their in-house process for ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel mileage, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get exactly the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window ...

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    Study: Survey Says: Fuel economy is #1 factor when buying a car
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    It seems like it was just a few years ago that car manufacturers used to laugh at us when we'd ask why a new model didn't get any better fuel economy than its outgoing predecessor. "Car buyers don't care about fuel economy," was the refrain, "They certainly won't pay for it." A few years of ...

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    Breaking: California breaks rank again, demands over 15% of cars sold be non-polluting by 2025
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    Less than a year after everyone with any sort of say in the matter seemed to agree that 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025 was a properly attainable goal, the California Air Resources Board has decided to change things up a bit. In addition to CAFE requirements of a 54.5-mpg fleet average ...

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    Report: Obama administration proposes 2025 CAFE of 56.2 mpg
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    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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    Yet another reason to switch to gallons per mile
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    Pop quiz: Say you split your driving evenly between a 21 mpg SUV and a 75 mpg Vespa scooter. What would your average miles per gallon be? If you answered 48 mpg you're not alone, as that's what Vespa came up with in their infographic we posted last week (reposted above). The only problem is that ...

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    CAFE 2025 debate heating up over 62 mpg limit
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    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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    How much will the EPA's new fuel economy standards cost each automaker?
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    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it will cost automakers an average of $948 per car to meet the 34.1 mile per gallon Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards that will be adopted in the United States in 2016. The current standard sits at 27.5 mpg. The EPA estimates that the ...

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    EPA: Average fuel economy hit 22.4 mpg, a new record, in 2009
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    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, which first started keeping track of such things way back in 1975 around the time of the first fuel crisis in America, the average fuel economy of all vehicles sold in the U.S. hit a record high in 2009. For those favoring hard data, that equals ...

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    Hyundai CEO Krafcik targets 50 mpg by 2025, but that figure isn't as high as you think
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The U.S. government is investigating the possibility of raising fuel economy standards to 62 miles per gallon by 2025. The Detroit Free Press reports that Hyundai isn't yet endorsing that number, but CEO John Krafcik feels ...

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    Confirmed: U.S. considering 62 mpg CAFE target by 2025
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    A CAFE standard of 62 miles per gallon by 2025 might indeed come to pass. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency today released a "Notice of Intent to Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2017-2025" (PDF) that includes, as one possibility, ...

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    Survey: Consumers find proposed new fuel economy labels confusing
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    EPA/DOT Proposed Fuel Economy Labels – Click above for high-res versions
    It's always a tough road to hoe when it comes time to make wholesale changes to something consumers know and are comfortable with – just ask Car and Driver. But, progress is progress, and sometimes a redesign is ...

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    Poll: Americans favor raising gas mileage requirement to 50 mpg
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    Fuel efficiency has been a hot topic as of late, both for consumers looking to ease their financial and environmental burdens and for automakers hoping to meet the latest round of government-mandated mileage requirements. A few months ago in late March – importantly, that means the survey ...

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    New Federal CAFE standards officially released, 34.1 mpg by 2016
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    We knew it was coming. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly released new Federal CAFE fuel mileage and greenhouse gas emissions requirements that will cover the 2012 through 2016 model years. The estimated fleet-wide fuel ...

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    New York state senate proposal would require gallons/100 mile stickers
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    Here at AutoblogGreen, we're no strangers to the mileage vs. consumption debate, but New York state could become the first in the nation to require fuel consumption ratings on new vehicles. For those not familiar with the concept, mileage measures how far you can drive on a given quantity of ...

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    Survey Says: Fuel economy now more important than cup holders
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    2010 Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We Americans are a strange bunch... at least according to all of our European friends. Our love for all things that hold cups in cars is known 'round the wold as a uniquely American obsession, and it's one of the first things that we tend ...

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    Average new car mpg levels hit record high in August, spurred by Cash for Clunkers
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    The success or failure of the Cash for Clunkers program that recently came to an end here in the United States has been and will continue to be debatable, but at least some good was accomplished by the legislation. According to data compiled by Wards Auto, the average new car fuel mileage hit a ...

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    Consumer Reports tests fuel efficiency vs. speed; Honda Insight biggest loser
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    2010 Honda Insight - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Common sense, right? Absolutely, but it's still helpful to see real-life data, as you'll see by checking out the results of a recent test performed by Consumer Reports. Not all cars perform ...

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    C/D drills down to find out what goes into EPA fuel economy ratings
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever wonder what actually goes into determining the rated fuel economy of a new car or truck? Anyone with a vehicle that's failed to live up to its EPA estimated figures would surely fit into that camp – especially if the car ...

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