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    EPA issues first-ever fuel efficiency and emissions standard proposal for heavy-duty vehicles

    As expected, the EPA has released its first-ever proposal for greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal, and that's all it is at this point, would create three new categories for heavy trucks: combination tractors, heavy-duty pickups and vans, and ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Ford Fiesta rated at 40 mpg highway

    2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The EPA has finished calculating the fuel economy of the 2011 Fiesta and as Ford projected, its new baby has hit 40 miles per gallon. The official numbers from the Feds are 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for Fiestas ...

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    REPORT: EPA planning to address outlandish fuel economy claims of electric cars

    The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more ...

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    EPA backs away from GM claim of 230 mpg for Volt

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Apparently, we're not the only ones trying to figure out the exact methodology that was used to determine the supposed 230 mile per gallon city rating claimed by General Motors for the upcoming Chevy Volt. In response to a query from the ...

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    Commercial Appeal: Ford Transit Connect gets higher-than-expected EPA rating of 22/25

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Transit Connect
    Ford is making an interesting habit of giving low-ball estimates regarding the mileage of their new vehicles, only to later announce final EPA numbers that are higher by several miles per gallon. This happened with the Fusion Hybrid ...


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