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    Ford claims biggest five-year fuel economy improvement among major automakers
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    According to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford has scored the biggest improvement in combined fuel economy of any major carmaker over the last five years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ford improved its fleet ...

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    EPA and DOT announce new fuel economy, greenhouse gas plan: CO2 emissions take center stage over MPG
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/EPA_and_DOT_announce_new_fuel_economy_greenhouse_gas_plan'; Back in May, the Obama Administration raised the national CAFE standard to 35.5 mpg (for cars and trucks) by 2016. The higher standard would build from the 27.3 mpg 2011 standard and go up five ...

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    EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!
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    In a recent op-ed piece published in The Wall Street Journal, Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute starts by making a few decent points about fuel taxation and fuel economy rules. Unfortunately, he undermines himself with some ...

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    Dead Diesels: Six automakers reportedly kill plans for oil burners
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    Diesel's near-term prospects in America took a huge hit with the revelation that nine diesel-powered 2010 models are on hold. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan have put the kibosh on rolling out more oil burners due to cost and perception issues. Toyota's obviously on a ...

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    REPORT: California still wants EPA waiver to set emissions standards until 2012
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    Even though President Obama's new national CAFE standards will lean on the stricter California standards for support and there was broad agreement that a national standard of this type is the way to move forward, the devilish details could still cause a disagreement or two. Problem One is that the ...

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    REPORT: New CAFE standard has 'loopholes big enough to drive an SUV through'
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    There are miles per gallon... and then there are miles per gallon. How do you tell the difference? One is labeled "CAFE mpg" and the other is labeled "EPA mpg." What's the difference? Well, Edmunds is taking pains to illuminate the large discrepancy that exists between the two figures: the issue, ...

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    California already looking ahead to tougher post-2016 mpg standards?
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    California's lead in setting stricter mileage standards for automobiles helped President Obama's administration formulate the new 35.5 mpg requirement for 2016. Since California's voice is so strong in the debate, we can see what might possibly be coming to the whole country in the later half of ...

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    Obama: CAFE increase to unified national standard of 35.5 mpg by 2016
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    Aside from the Daimler-Tesla announcement earlier today, the big green car news for May 19 is the increase in CAFE standards that President Obama made just a short while ago, joined by Governors Jennifer Granholm (MI), Deval Patrick (MA) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), members of Congress and Ron ...

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    Auto Alliance comes out in favor of new federal fuel economy proposals
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    After years of fighting fuel economy and emissions rules at both the federal and state levels, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is finally coming out in favor of the new regulatory framework that will be announced by President Obama tomorrow. The biggest sticking point in recent years has ...

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    REPORT: Obama to announce new CAFE standards tomorrow, require 34 mpg standard
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    According to reports from both the New York Times and Politico, the Obama Administration plans to announce new CAFE regulations tomorrow that will finally reconcile both federal and state standards. The plan is expected to combine California's strict emission rules with the federal rule, raising ...

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    REPORT: Saturn's death likely to hurt GM CAFE numbers
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    Saturn Vue Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
    The ultimate fate of Saturn as an automotive brand remains uncertain, pending the outcome of the offers currently being made to buy it from a shrinking General Motors. One thing is certain though, it will not remain a part of GM. One of the ...

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    REPORT: CAFE fuel economy standards to rise 8% by 2011
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    The nation's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards will swell to 27.3 miles-per-gallon by 2011. That's the word coming out of Washington, where the U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to bump the fleet fuel economy standards for the first time in more than a quarter-century.The 27.3 ...

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    Bush declines to enact higher fuel-economy standards
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    Fuel efficiency. It's an issue that has seemingly fallen onto America's the back-burner for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are declining fuel prices and economy along with the auto industry's financial plight. Still, few would argue that the issue of cutting down on petroleum use is ...

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    Ward's columnist wonders if Americans can handle the truth about gas taxes
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Can_You_Handle_the_Truth_About_High_Gas_Taxes'; People have always had something of an aversion to hard truths. Most Americans say they want their country to get off foreign oil or help the environment, but when it comes to the bottom line, they want cheap ...

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    Next-gen Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger to beat CAFE standards, get 8-speed auto
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    It's pretty obvious at this point that Cerberus doesn't want to keep Chrysler, and turbulent economic realities have scuttled what few available prospects there would have been for new ownership. Some have openly wondered whether team Pentastar is even working on new products at all. Product ...

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    Industry sets fuel efficiency record in first half of '08
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    In light of the current pain at the pumps, fuel economy is on all of our minds these days no matter what kind of car you drive. That being the case, it might not be surprising to you that the car we're buying are getting more fuel efficient. Don't believe us? The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Cars.com creates True Mileage Index to debunk CAFE
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    In an effort to expose the underreported truth behind the government's corporate average fuel economy ratings (CAFE) and to define more accurate fuel economy estimates, the team over at Cars.com has created their own True Mileage Index. The consumer website points out the flaw behind CAFE is that ...

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    Toyota tops big company CAFE ratings for 2007 model year with 29.69 mpg
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    The final 2007 model year tally of corporate average fuel economy for automakers selling cars in the U.S. is done, and Toyota came out on top of the heap again among the big brands. However, Toyota was not the overall winner. That honor went to none other than Lotus with 30.2 mpg! Lotus however is ...

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    GM tells the Feds that the Volt and plug-ins aren't going to help with CAFE
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    With the Feds eager to keep raising the bar on CAFE standards, and apparently doing so based on proposed future technologies, General Motors Corp. bluntly told federal regulators not to count on the Chevrolet Volt, or other planned plug-in hybrids, when proposing new rules. GM is maintaining the ...

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    BMW calls CAFE 'not feasible'
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    Earlier this year, the Bush administration surprised a lot of green activists by actually surpassing the already challenging CAFE standards for 2011-2015. While automakers like Toyota, Ford, and GM are quietly going about the business of hitting those targets, BMW is speaking up and saying that the ...

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