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

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 combustion engines boasting 54.5 mpg: they want to put millions of battery electric and other zero-emission vehicles on American roads... read more

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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


 
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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


 
2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package

Proposed Fuel Economy Target: Consumer Reports Unimpressed

The Obama Administration would like to see a Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard of 56.2 miles per gallon, including both cars and light trucks, by 2025. Auto industry... read more July 1, 2011 by  9


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more... read more June 7, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Survey: Most Republicans In Favor Of Higher MPG Requirements

Democrats and Republicans might disagree on a lot of things, but it appears that fuel economy regulation doesn't need to be one of them. According to a new nationwide study... read more May 16, 2011 by  3


 
Ford Focus Electric - Refueling Area

Report: Fuel Economy Standards May Grow By Up To Seven Percent Annually

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is researching how much automakers can grow fuel economy between 2017 and 2025. If their math is correct, the... read more May 12, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for... read more April 22, 2011 by  9


 
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Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and... read more November 4, 2009 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Despite Costs, Car Makers Mostly Support New Fuel Economy Rules

There's no way around it--carmakers are going to be required to build more efficient cars starting from 2012 onward as part of the new program of fuel economy rules announced... read more October 23, 2009 by  2


 
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