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Study: Nearly 4 out of 5 American support higher fuel economy rules

Study: Nearly 4 out of 5 American support higher fuel economy rules

For the past month or so, the Environmental Protection Agency has been making headlines over its proposal to lower the fuel economy standards it had set for 2025. The EPA won't sign off on any changes to its plan until 2018, though, and in the meantime, at least one group is pushing it to... read more

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BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine

Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when... read more December 31, 2014 by


 
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EPA Says U.S. Is On-Track To Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Goals, Despite Slow Start

In 2011, the federal government unveiled fuel economy standards for the year 2025, setting a fleet-wide goal of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling vehicles in the U.S... read more October 13, 2014 by


 
Average fuel-economy rating of purchased new vehicles (via UMTRI)

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits 25.8 MPG In August, Another All-Time High

In October 2007, when the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute began tracking the fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S., it stood at 20.1 mpg. As... read more September 5, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model X

Eight States Join Forces To Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles In Service By 2025

Back in 2011, the federal government announced new fuel economy standards affecting U.S. fleets through the year 2025. But a handful of states aren't satisfied with... read more May 29, 2014 by


 
Average sales-weighted U.S. fuel economy, October 2007 through November 2013

New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007

When the folks at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute first began tracking the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S., it was 20.1 mpg... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
Gas shortage in the Pacific Northwest, December 1973

Happy 40th Birthday, 1973 Oil Crisis!

Last week, Israeli Defense Forces commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War with a series of tweets (one of which was misread by investors, causing a brief... read more October 16, 2013 by


 
Fuel economy trends through MY 2013 (via UMTRI)

Auto Industry Exceeds Low Expectations: Good News, Bad News For Fuel Economy

Back in 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued new standards for corporate average fuel economy -- CAFE for... read more October 4, 2013 by


 
Average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles, Oct 2007 - Oct 2012 (via UMTRI)

Average Fuel Economy Hits 24.1 MPG, Another Record High

The U.S. auto market has hit another record: the average fuel economy of new cars sold in October reached an all-time high of 24.1 mpg. (We thought we'd reached that... read more November 5, 2012 by 1


 
Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry

Last week, the GOP issued its official Republican Party platform, and in that long, winding document were several items of interest for drivers -- namely, a statement against... read more September 4, 2012 by 5


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Earlier this year, we told you that the average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. had hit a record high of 22.9 mpg. Now, according to the University of Michigan... read more April 11, 2012 by 1


 
Car shopping

Dealers Warn Fuel Rules Will Boost Car Costs By $5000: We Break It Down

Back in November, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation announced new fuel-efficiency regulations affecting vehicles built through 2025... read more January 18, 2012 by 4


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Consumer Organizations Back 54.5-MPG Standard For 2025 Vehicles

Will the EPA's proposed 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel economy standards, in the works for 2017 through 2025, end up costing consumers more? Or limiting their choice? Two of the... read more January 12, 2012 by 2


 
Barack Obama

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... read more July 29, 2011 by 5


 
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Automakers Kill Ads Critical Of New Fuel Economy Standards

A trade association representing both domestic and foreign automakers has cancelled a two-week radio ad campaign critical of the Obama administration’s proposed fuel... read more July 21, 2011 by 1


 
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Labor Union Alliance, Including UAW, Backs Higher Fuel Economy Rules

The BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between environmental organizations and labor unions (including the United Auto Workers), is strongly supporting the current... read more July 20, 2011 by 3


 

 
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