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EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals
EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals

No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current auto emissions goals for 2025. That wasn't what most observers expected. Then again, there may be more to this than...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
What will the auto industry look like under Trump?

New presidents bring new advisors, new staff, and of course, a host of new policies and priorities. That's true even if the new guy and the old guy belong to the same political party; when they come from different parties, as Trump and Obama do, the changes can be much more dramatic. ALSO SEE: 2018...Read More»

Toll plaza with E-ZPass on the Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester, NH (via Wikimedia user Fletcher6)
Could Interstate Tolls Finally Bring Americas Roads & Bridges Up To Speed?

America's roads and bridges are in terrible shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers assigned our roads a grade of D-minus, and Pew Research has rated a third of them substandard. At least 25 percent of our bridges are crumbling, desperately in need of repair, with more than 20,000 judged...Read More»

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Tesla Fan Petitions White House To 'Allow Tesla Motors To Sell Directly To Consumers'

Since President Obama launched Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov in 2011, scores of Americans have filed petitions with the federal government. Some have been fairly straightforward, like the one hoping to raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour, and another asking the U.S. to formally condemn the Turkish...Read More»

President Obama's limousine
The Beast: President Barack Obama's High-Tech Super-Limo

Last year the world snickered at the sight of the Presidential limousine high-centered on a Dublin driveway. But it pays to remember that we were laughing at the foreign stand-in to what may be the world's most high-tech mobile fortress. The exact specifications of President Obama's limousine, also...Read More»

Election 2012
Election 2012: Lies, Deceptions, And Dumb Things Said About Cars

Whew! It's finally over. Almost. When Election 2012 gets filed away in some extraterrestrial media-storage device, we hope the rest of the universe looks on us with a sense of pity--because this year's silly season has been sillier than usual. Especially when it comes to cars. At times, it seemed...Read More»

Schematic of Toyota Tundra towing Space Shuttle Endeavour
Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football

At this point in election season, everything becomes political: the brand of car that candidates drive, the designers of the outfits worn by candidates' wives, the funders of buildings where national conventions are held, everything. The latest political football? The Space Shuttle Endeavour...Read More»

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U.S. Accuses China Of Illegal Auto & Parts Subsidies

China's auto industry is booming: car sales are strong, and the country's suppliers are doing bang-up business on the export front. But the U.S. claims that China has given its auto industry unfair advantages through heavy import tariffs, artificially devalued currency, and $1 billion in shady...Read More»

Old Gas Pumps
Higher Fuel Standards For 2025 Coming Today: What They Mean For You

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. will have to earn a combined city/highway rating of 54.5 miles per gallon. That's according to new fuel economy regulations set forward by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, which the Detroit Free Press...Read More»

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Obama Announces New Standards To Double Vehicle MPG By 2025

Will your next vehicle get much better gas mileage than your current one? Ask most car shoppers and it's a priority. A new mandate formally announced this morning arguably makes it even more likely you'll find one with significantly higher mpg. The Obama administration and U.S. Environmental...Read More»

T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama
Mississippi’s Barbour Accuses Obama Of Inflating Gas Prices

Back in January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in, the price of gas wasn't much over $2 a gallon. Now, the national average is around the $4 mark (though settling gradually downward). But are gas prices higher because of the Obama administration? That's what Republican Mississippi Governor...Read More»

Barack Obama
Who Will Lower Gas Prices Faster: Obama Or GOP? #YouTellUs

We've heard that gas prices won't fall this summer, but at this point, they are clearly falling. Are we in a game of who's on first and what's on second? It almost feels like that's the situation we're in at this point. People keep turning to different places seeking lower fuel prices. But in the...Read More»

2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 6, 2011

Could gas prices fall this summer? Oil prices have dropped below $100 a barrel, but if you're waiting on a big price crash, don't count on it. [GreenCarReports] If you're looking for a great family car with great gas mileage, look no further. Well, look a little further at the link...Read More»

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club
Obama Joins Mad Men, Pushes High-Speed Rail In Transportation Bill

More passenger trains and bike paths? If President Obama could get his way, it appears that we'd be putting aside some highway funds and spending more to set up high-speed ground transit, as well as making it easier to bike to work. Early drafts of the President's Transportation bill have emerged...Read More»

Cadillac Presidential Limo
Report: Obama Motorcade Exempt From Greening Of Federal Fleet

This week, President Barack Obama issued a plan to green the federal government's fleet of vehicles—specifying that by 2015, 100 percent of its vehicles purchased would be clean-energy, fuel-efficient models. Today officials confirmed that's not quite true; it applies to all but the...Read More»

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Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7 trillion dollar document is something that should interest electric vehicle fans. The budget contains funds for a $200 million...Read More»

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Obama: Auto Industry Bailout To Be Repaid To Taxpayers

One year ago, America's automakers were facing one of the worst sales slumps to ever hit the industry, the effects of which even caused two of them to file for bankruptcy. In response, the government attempted to bailout struggling firms in the auto industry by providing them with cheap loans...Read More»

Used car salesman
Dealers Dodge Financing Oversight—Will Shady Lending, Too?

If a deal is too good to be true it probably is; and you shouldn't talk monthly payments at the lot before you decide on a car and a price. Don't forget those two valuable pieces of advice at the used-car lot; you'll still need them as it looks like shady lenders won't need to duck for cover after...Read More»

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New Regs Seek 5% Annual Boost In Efficiency Through 2016

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled the new auto emissions and efficiency standards that we've been expecting since last week. Those regulations, which kick in during the 2012 model year, require an annual boost in fuel efficiency of around 5%, with a target of reaching 35.5 mpg by calendar year...Read More»

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