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Turns out, the 2025 CAFE standard wasn't a mandate, but an estimate.

The EPA and the auto industry have agreed that the 54.5 mpg target was simply too high. So, they moved the goalposts.

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CARB, EPA reject VW's offer as too vague and incomplete.

In the ongoing attempt to fix the mess it created, VW has submitted a fix for the 3.0-liter diesels to regulators. They don't like what they see.

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VW also faces penalties in Germany and South Korea.

Volkswagen has had a stop-sale on US diesel vehicles since September, and reached a settlement with the EPA in June.

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Customer buy back is one option, as is fixing the dirty cars. But VW has yet to show it can fix them.

The EPA and VW announced a settlement in the diesel scandal that could cost the company almost $15 billion.

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Even if the car doesn't change from 2016, its mpg may be lower due to an updated calculation.

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Will it blend? That is the question.

For 2017, EPA calls for 18.11 billion gallons of biofuel to be mixed in gasoline and diesel. But it shouldn't affect you at the pump.

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2016 model year Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave all affected.

GM says that a mistake was made in printing the MPG label for three of its SUVs, resulting in claimed numbers that were higher than is accurate.

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85,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter engines could get new software and catalytic converters.

Volkswagen may soon propose a fix for vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines. It's about time.

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More Fuel Economy Follies

When you spend a year in a bunch of cars, you can start to track facts and figures. In this episode, comparing real-world MPG with what the EPA says.

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Falsified fuel mileage claims limited to cars sold outside the United States.

After checking and re-checking its data, Mitsubishi North America announces that US market cars are cleared of any mpg-related wrongdoing.

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The MPG scandal in Japan is spreading to our shores.

The EPA and CARB are requesting fuel economy info from Mitsubishi and want the company to do additional testing on some US models.

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Tesla boosts combined rating by 24 miles, highway-only rating by nine.

Tesla Model S 90D gets 294-mile combined rating by the EPA.

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German newspaper reports VW reaches settlement.

Seven months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first emerged, car owners affected by the company's emissions cheating may soon learn how they'll be compensated.

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The EPA says it "supports motorsports and its contributions to the American economy and communities all across the country."

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New rule would prohibit modifying certain vehicles for race purposes.

Republican lawmakers are warning that regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency could cast a pall over auto racing.

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April 21 deadline is the company's second chance after missing original March date.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is uncertain whether Volkswagen will come up with a suitable fix for its diesel-emissions scandal by its April 21 deadline.

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VW asked to address problems caused by 580,000 vehicles with 'cheat' software

Volkswagen's deadline to come up with 'fix' for diesel emissions issues was set in late February.

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CMU offers the EPA info on how to incorporate self-driving tech into testing.

Incorporating autonomy into EPA driving cycles could influence how automakers program their cars.

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HR 4715, or the RPM Act, will protect street cars converted for competition from the Clean Air Act.

Congress has put forth a bill opposing the EPA's aggressive new view of the Clean Air Act, which would effectively prohibit converting road cars for racing.

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District Court Judge Charles Breyer has given VW less than a month to deliver a fix for the nearly 600,000 TDI vehicles in violation of emission regulations.

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Along with whatever it will need to do to fix its cheat-device-enabled TDIs, VW may be forced to built electric vehicles in Chattanooga.

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