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    Report: NADA: 7 million car buyers to be pushed out of the market by fuel economy rules
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    If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes its proposed 2025 fuel economy standards official, cars are going to be more expensive, and that's going to shut millions of buyers out, argues the National Automobile Dealers Association. "If the price of a vehicle goes up by the ...

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    Consumer groups back 54.5 mpg standard as hearings commence
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    Experts have already predicted that toughened fuel efficiency standards will lead to cleaner air and help wean the United States from its reliance on foreign oil. Turns out, they could benefit consumer's wallets too. That's the conclusion of the Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of ...

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    Fed proposes new fuel economy standard: 54.5 mpg by 2025
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency and the White House have announced new fuel economy standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles that will require cars and light trucks to yield a combined 54.5 mpg, as was proposed back in July. According to the government, ...

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    Study: Auto engineers skeptical of meeting 2025 CAFE targets... are you?
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    Most automakers have come out to support the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy target of 54.5 miles per gallon. Engineers, however, aren't so sure we're ready to hit that number. Despite a stamp of approval from the Union of Concerned Scientists, the folks that design and build the actual ...

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    Report: VW blasts new CAFE standards, alleges bias towards truck makers
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    Automakers are officially choosing sides on the new proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and while nearly every company has come out with statements of support, Volkswagen has chosen to head the camp opposed to the plan. The German company has released an official statement on ...

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    Official: 2025 CAFE target set at 54.5 mpg; everyone's apparently happy with that
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    Following the official announcement this morning that the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard would be set at 54.5 miles per gallon, our email box overflowed with something we rarely see: near-unanimous support. Everyone from the automakers to the Union of Concerned Scientists, from ...

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    Report: Obama Administration to ease CAFE standards on full-size trucks, SUVs
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    In response to automakers – in particular, the Detroit Three – crying foul over the Obama Administration's proposed CAFE target of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, the powers that be will reportedly ease standards for the fuel economy of future trucks and SUVs, according to The Wall ...

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    Report: NADA chairman urges Fed to reconsider fuel rules
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    The National Automobile Dealers Association has joined the ranks of those opposed to upping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards to 60 mpg by 2025. The dealer group says that with fuel prices still low, consumers are more interested in horsepower and style than they are super-efficient ...

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    Report: EPA poised to outline medium- and heavy-duty truck emissions standards
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    The EPA appears to be close to releasing its proposal for medium and heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards. As you may remember, the Obama Administration called for the first-ever standards for large work vehicles earlier this year. According to The New York Times, a spokesperson with the EPA ...

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    Confirmed: U.S. considering 62 mpg CAFE target by 2025
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    A CAFE standard of 62 miles per gallon by 2025 might indeed come to pass. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency today released a "Notice of Intent to Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2017-2025" (PDF) that includes, as one possibility, ...

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    Report: Fuel economy standards could add up to $15K to price of heavy-duty pickups
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    It's no secret that today's crop of full-size heavy duty pickup trucks cost a pretty penny to purchase and operate. To wit, the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Mega Cab that we recently reviewed carried a sticker price of over $56,000. A large chunk of that asking price can be accounted for by the ...

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    Consumer Federation of America calls for 60 mpg CAFE standard by 2025
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    Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency have established fleet fuel economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the government agencies are hard at work on the next phase of increases that will stretch out to 2020 and beyond. The ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #179 - We answer your queries
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    We solicited your questions for Episode #179 of the Autoblog Podcast, and then Chris, Sam, Dan, and Chris Paukert proceeded to answer them. News topics we cover are the Buick Regal GS, Toyota and Tesla getting together, Ford's ...

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    Report: Obama kicks off drive to enact tough fuel economy standards through 2025
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    A year ago, the White House led the effort to get automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Although the number was eventually pegged at 34.1 mpg, it will actually be slightly lower because of other non-automotive credits that will be applied. One might have ...

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    EPA still not settled on MPG labels for plug-ins, Volt unlikely to get 230 mpg
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    Last week at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, we spoke with Dr. Pete Savagian of General Motors about what the Chevrolet Volt's fuel economy sticker would look like. Last summer former GM CEO Fritz Henderson made a big splash when he announced that the Volt was ...

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    Report: Canada reveals first-ever vehicle emissions standards that looks awfully familiar
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    Following the lead of the United States, Canada has reportedly chosen to employ a fuel economy regulation program for the first time ever, and it's virtually identical to ours. According to the Times Colonist, the differences between the two countries' programs are so minute that you could ...

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    New Federal CAFE standards officially released, 34.1 mpg by 2016
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    We knew it was coming. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly released new federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) fuel mileage and greenhouse gas emissions requirements that will cover the 2012 through 2016 model years. The ...

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    Hyundai tops list as most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S.
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    Quick – name the most fuel efficient automobile brand in America. Did you say Toyota? Honda? Surely, you're not alone, but incorrect all the same. In fact, the answer is none other than Hyundai, which publicly set out to nab the title just one year ago. According to the United States ...

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    C/D drills down to find out what goes into EPA fuel economy ratings
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever wonder what actually goes into determining the rated fuel economy of a new car or truck? Anyone with a vehicle that's failed to live up to its EPA estimated figures would surely fit into that camp – especially if the car ...

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    REPORT: BMW admits four-cylinders are likely headed back to U.S.
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    About half the vehicles BMW sells worldwide come equipped with four-cylinder engines, yet the German luxury car maker's single biggest market doesn't sport a single four-banger in its entire lineup. BMW hasn't sold a vehicle with a four-cylinder engine in the U.S. in over a decade, but company vice ...

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