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    Report: House chair Issa questions CARB's influence on new truck-efficiency rules

    Darrell Issa, tree hugger. Just kidding. Issa, the House Oversight Committee Chairman, recently sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency questioning why the California Air Resources Board was influential in drafting last year's heavy-duty-truck greenhouse-gas emissions standards, ...

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    Report: New-car fuel economy average falls for two straight months

    Are old habits dying hard? U.S. fleetwide fuel-economy figures from last month suggest that some buyers are going back to relative gas guzzlers. New-car miles-per-gallon averages for May fell for the second straight month, according to TrueCar. New U.S. cars got a combined 23.2 miles per gallon ...

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    Opinion: Stricter fuel-economy standards reduce electric-drive investment

    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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    Official: BMW's 2013 ActiveHybrid 7 improves fuel economy by some mysterious amount *UPDATE

    Anybody out there who knows how to multiply 114 percent by "impressive improvement" gets a prize. In the meantime, we're just going to have to accept the fact that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will get better fuel economy than its predecessor. As it is, we know that the German automaker's ...

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    Study: U.S. drivers to save $68 billion in 2030 with new CAFE standards

    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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    Official: Mazda says CX-5 is the first to use all Skyactiv features

    Mazda is pitching its CX-5 compact crossover as its first model to use all of its Skyactiv fuel-saving technologies, including fuel-saving improvements to its engine, transmission, body and chassis (details on all that here). Mazda, which started selling the model in the U.S. last month, said ...

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    First hearing on 54.5 mpg proposal reveals widespread support

    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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    Report: Volkswagen still fighting new CAFE rules

    Which automaker still doesn't like the new CAFE rules? Volkswagen, that's who. After claiming the proposed 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were biased back in August, VW is again saying, hey, wait a minute, let's not be so dismissive of diesel engines. When the original 54.5 ...

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    Report: Average fuel economy of vehicles sold in July holds steady at 21.6 mpg

    2011 Ford F-150 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Data compiled by TrueCar shows that, despite gasoline costing some $3.71 a gallon in the U.S., there was no more of a rush to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles in July than there was in June, when gas averaged a slightly more ...

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    Mid-term review of 2017-2025 CAFE goals a possibility

    The 2025 CAFE debate continues. This time 'round, White House officials say that, in response to unpredictable sales of plug-in vehicles, an interim review of the 2017 to 2025 fuel economy standards will likely be required. Though opposed by most environmental groups, this interim evaluation, ...

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    EPA, DOT unveil updated fuel economy window stickers [w/video]

    Updated U.S. fuel economy labeling unveiled today includes additional information on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and highlights other advanced technologies aimed at reducing gasoline consumption and tailpipe emissions. These stickers replace the much-derided "letter grade" ...

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    Report: EPA and DOT drop letter grades from window stickers

    It seems that the Average Joe isn't the only one who thinks that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed letter grades on windows stickers are not only confusing, but too subjective for the government to assign, as well. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama ...

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    How much will the EPA's new fuel economy standards cost each automaker?

    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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    Report: House members call on EPA to ditch those MPG letter grades

    EPA/DOT Proposed Fuel Economy Labels – Click above for high-res versions
    It seems John Q. Public isn't the only one who thinks the letter grades that the Environmental Protection Agency was planning to put on new car window stickers are confusing. Click here for a refresher on the two ...

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    127 MPG: What Motor Trend got driving the Volt in the real world

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Did General Motors lie or didn't they? The media and public got extremely swept up by the fact that GM told the world its range-extended electric vehicle would not use the on-board internal combustion engine to power the wheels, ...

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    Survey: Consumers find proposed new fuel economy labels confusing

    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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    Consumer Federation of America calls for 60 mpg CAFE standard by 2025

    Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency have established fleet fuel economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the government agencies are hard at work on the next phase of increases that will stretch out to 2020 and beyond. The ...

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    EPA finally issues proposed fuel economy labels for plug-in vehicles

    Proposed window stickers for plug-in hybrid vehicles – click above for high-res image gallery
    With only a few months left before an array of new plug-in vehicles start hitting the market, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally issued proposals for new fuel economy sticker designs. ...

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    Edmunds: long-term, real-world MPG update shows you can get just 26 mpg in a Prius

    The good people over at Edmunds Inside Line maintain a fleet of test vehicles for their flogging pleasure. And they've just released the latest fuel economy numbers from their real-world tests. Not surprisingly, the 2004 Toyota Prius came in first place overall averaging 41.0 miles per gallon. ...

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    Comparo proves diesels are much thriftier than Honda CR-Z hybrid

    2011 Euro-Spec Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Honda CR-Z has already been criticized on numerous occasions. Some focus on the vehicle's lack of power while others suggest that the mileage estimates are simply not good enough to justify the added cost and complexity ...


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