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    Official: 2015 VW e-Golf scores 116 MPGe, 83 miles of range from EPA
    Puts It At Top Of Compact Class, But Less Efficient Than BMW i3 Or Spark EV 1414087200

    The e-Golf has official EPA ratings of 126 MPGe (city) and 105 (hwy). When the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf arrives in "select states" in the US, it will be the only model sold here that could also be purchased with a diesel or standard ICE powertrain. It will also be the most efficient compact EV. ...

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    Report: EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines
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    Following the lowering of estimated fuel economy figures from companies like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and even a handful of Mercedes-Benz sedans in the recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down by mandating new mileage testing procedures by the end of the year, after first ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz rewarded by EPA for implementing start-stop
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    The last Mercedes-Benz AMG model I drove was the CLS63 AMG. It had a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Oh, and it also had a standard stop-start system and an Eco mode, two features that are kind of silly on a sedan that will hit 60 miles per hour in ...

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    Report: New Mini Cooper only just now being delivered due to EPA certification
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    The Mini brand and its products have typically been a runaway success for BMW, but sales of the retro hatchback dropped a drastic 20.5 percent last month, and have been doing such pretty much all year. The reason, according to Jalopnik, is that the new model has been held up due to EPA ...

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    Official: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets 22 mpg
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    With its crazy 707 horsepower on tap and roughly $60,000 starting price, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been one of the most talked about cars of the summer, maybe even the year. However, there's always been one lingering question about the behemoth that Dodge has waited to answer ...

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    2015 Ford Mustang fuel economy ratings leaked
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    Thinking about buying a new Mustang, but want to know what kind of fuel economy it'll get? Well we have our first indication as the pony-car enthusiasts over at Mustang6G.com have gotten a hold of the Monroney window stickers for a few of the new 2015 Mustang models. Although the V8 model is not ...

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    Report: EPA wants actual road-test results to fix auto fuel economy estimates [w/poll]
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    The agency thinks the new approach will result in more realistic ratings, especially for hybrids. The Environmental Protection Agency is getting tired of discovering automakers overstating their vehicles' fuel economy figures, and it's apparently actually trying to do something about it. The ...

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    ETC: Rolling Coal: America's political divide reaches the roads [w/videos]
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    Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead. After a few moments, the pickup spewed a torrent of black smoke that enveloped his small car. The pickup ...

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    Official: Ford lowers MPG ratings on six vehicles
    Second Time C-Max Hybrid Drops Its Fuel Economy Numbers 1402598640

    Ford has announced that it will be lowering the fuel economy ratings on a number of its 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles after an error was discovered in the company's internal testing data. The EPA has been notified. Worryingly for Ford, the vast majority of the vehicles affected are hybrids, ...

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    Report: Honda Accord Hybrid falls well short of 47 mpg, says Consumer Reports [w/video]
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    Do not poke Consumer Reports with the hybrid fuel economy stick. That seems to be the lesson illustrated here yet again. The Honda Accord Hybrid is the latest to arouse the ratings bear, returning "just" 40 combined mpg in CR testing. Even so, that makes it "a class leader for fuel economy among ...

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    Report: EPA challenged by third-party fuel economy test
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    Fuel economy figures from the Environmental Protection Agency have been criticized in recent years for being, in some cases, wildly inaccurate, and after enduring public controversies about some automakers' mile-per-gallon claims. In 2012, Hyundai and Kia admitted that some of their economy ...

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    ETC: Say hello to the first US-legal 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R
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    Even before the 2015 Nissan GT-R and GT-R Nismo arrive to rewrite the handbook on Nissan's halo car, here we have the first 1989 R32 GT-R - the 276-horsepower coupe that started it all - to be officially and legally imported under the 25-year exemption. We don't have any information on it beyond ...

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    Official: EPA says average MPG of new cars sold in 2012 hit record
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    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual report for fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions trends, and it shows that 2012 was a banner year for both with average fuel economy of 23.6 miles per gallon and average CO2 emissions of 376 grams per mile – both all-time ...

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    Report: Supreme Court will hear case challenging EPA emissions rules
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    The Supreme Court will be offering up its thoughts on emissions, as the highest court in the land will hear a challenge to greenhouse gas regulations that were instituted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2007. The New York Times refers to the case being heard by SCOTUS as "a sequel" to ...

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    Report: EPA set to release results of vehicle mpg audits
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    The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a public report that will detail industry-wide audits of automaker fuel economy claims. Automotive News is reporting that the EPA ran tests on 20 or more car and truck models this year, with the goal of testing the veracity of OEM claims regarding ...

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    Report: EPA chides automakers' fuel economy test drivers for being 'too good'
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    The gap between the estimated fuel economy demonstrated on a car's window sticker, and that which is achieved while driving in the real world, has always existed. Further, there has always been a difference between the mile-per-gallon numbers submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by ...

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    Report: EPA says fuel economy test for hybrids is accurate
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    The EPA says it stands behind its fuel economy test for hybrid vehicles following controversy about the testing process after Ford C-Max Hybrid customers and automotive journalists alike struggled to achieve 47 miles per gallon, the advertised mpg number, Automotive News reports. Ford responded ...

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    Official: 2014 Mazda3 2.0L Hatchback officially rated at 40 mpg highway
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    The Environmental Protection Agency has spoken, and these are the miles per gallon numbers it has officially bestowed on the 2014 five-door Mazda3 hatchback with the SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine: 29 city, 40 highway, 33 combined when fitted with the six-speed manual; 30 city, 40 highway and 33 ...

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    Report: SCOTUS rebuffs automakers, refuses to block 15% ethanol sales
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    The US Supreme Court has effectively rejected an effort to block sales of gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol content (E15), refusing to hear a lawsuit and leaving in place an earlier ruling by a federal appeals court that confirms the fuel is legal to sell. The attempt to block E15 sales ...

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    Report: CARB chairman chides automakers for petition against EV mandates
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    Automakers aren't happy about a California mandate that requires manufacturers to sell 1.4 million electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles by 2025. As such, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers have filed a petition with the Environmental ...

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