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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: South Korea firms up fuel economy regs following Hyundai/Kia debacle
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    According to a report from Reuters, South Korea's government has drafted strict new rules for automakers to follow when calculating fuel economy. The legislation comes after a major snafu by Hyundai and Kia that resulted in the automakers lowering the estimated fuel mileage of many popular models ...

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    Report: Act Surprised: Hyundai, Kia sued over inflated fuel mileage ratings
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    You knew this was coming. Shortly after Hyundai and Kia admitted that their internal processes for calculating fuel economy were flawed, resulting in a major program to compensate drivers for lower-than-advertised mile-per-gallon numbers and the re-rating of a large percentage of the two-headed ...

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    Opinion: Lies, Damned Lies and Fuel Economy Numbers
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    Taking A Detailed Look At Why 'Your Mileage May Vary' It's safe to say that mileage claims are controversial at best, and often inaccurate. "There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics," goes the old quote variously attributed to Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and other ...

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    Official: Hyundai Elantra subject of class-action lawsuit for 'misleading 40 MPG' ads
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    'Your mileage may vary.' We're all used to seeing those words at the end of any advertisement that mentions fuel economy, and we all know what it means: Not all drivers will get the same mileage, and oftentimes what you get will be lower than what it says on the car's window sticker. That ...

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    Study: Survey Says: Fuel economy is #1 factor when buying a car
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    It seems like it was just a few years ago that car manufacturers used to laugh at us when we'd ask why a new model didn't get any better fuel economy than its outgoing predecessor. "Car buyers don't care about fuel economy," was the refrain, "They certainly won't pay for it." A few years of ...

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    Breaking: California breaks rank again, demands over 15% of cars sold be non-polluting by 2025
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    Less than a year after everyone with any sort of say in the matter seemed to agree that 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025 was a properly attainable goal, the California Air Resources Board has decided to change things up a bit. In addition to CAFE requirements of a 54.5-mpg fleet average ...

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    How much will the EPA's new fuel economy standards cost each automaker?
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    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it will cost automakers an average of $948 to meet the 34.1 mile per gallon Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards that will be adopted in the United States in 2016. The current standard sits at 27.5 mpg. The EPA estimates that the average owner ...

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    Hyundai CEO targets 50 mpg by 2025, but that figure isn't as high as you think
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The U.S. government is investigating the possibility of raising fuel economy standards to 62 miles per gallon by 2025. The Detroit Free Press reports that Hyundai isn't yet endorsing that number, but CEO John Krafcik feels ...

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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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    Survey: Consumers find proposed new fuel economy labels confusing
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    EPA/DOT Proposed Fuel Economy Labels – Click above for high-res versions
    It's always a tough road to hoe when it comes time to make wholesale changes to something consumers know and are comfortable with – just ask Car and Driver. But, progress is progress, and sometimes a redesign is ...

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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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    Average new car mpg levels hit record high in August, spurred by Cash for Clunkers
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    The success or failure of the Cash for Clunkers program that recently came to an end here in the United States has been and will continue to be debatable, but at least some good was accomplished by the legislation. According to data compiled by Wards Auto, the average new car fuel mileage hit a ...

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    Consumer Reports tests fuel efficiency vs. speed; Honda Insight biggest loser
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    2010 Honda Insight - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Common sense, right? Absolutely, but it's still helpful to see real-life data, as you'll see by checking out the results of a recent test performed by Consumer Reports. Not all cars perform ...

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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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    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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    Mercedes mulling blown four-cylinder for C-Class in the States
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    When the C-Class predecessor launched, it was known as the 190 and carried a four-cylinder powerplant underhood. Mercedes is now considering a return to four-pots in the U.S. market as the price of fuel continues to soar. MBZ is reportedly already testing a 1.4-liter carrying a supercharger, which ...

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    Keep track of your fuel use with My Milemarker
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    With gasoline prices sometimes spiking above $3, it's good to know just how much of the stuff you're burning. And as a good car owner, you know the best way to do that is to habitually keep track of how many miles you've driven, how many gallons you've pumped and how often you change your car's ...

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    Bill proposed to raise fuel economy standards 4% a year through 2018
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    U.S. Representative Ed Markey, D-Mass., is introducing a bill today that will require automakers to raise their fuel economy standards by 4% a year starting in late 2009 for cars and late 2011 for trucks. The key word here is "require," as President Bush proposed a similar plan that was more of a ...

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    Get ready for mileage to drop: new EPA rating system unveiled
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    For the first time in more than 20 years, the US Government is changing the way they calculate the estimated fuel mileage on window stickers. The changes will be seen starting with 2008 model year cars in the form of a newly styled window sticker and a new test procedure to better reflect the ...

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