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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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    Official: Ford Fusion Energi boasts 620-mile total range, 21 in EV mode
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    The Ford Fusion Energi, the automaker's second production plug-in hybrid after the Ford C-Max Energi, officially boasts a range of 620 miles between fuel stops when calculated with EPA-rated figures (108 miles per gallon equivalent in the city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined). Of that ...

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    Official: New CAFE rules officially finalized; 54.5 mpg is like making gas $1/gallon cheaper
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    Increasing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for model year 2017-2025 cars to 54.5 miles per gallon was first proposed in July 2011. Since then, there has been a lot of back and forth, a lot of positive and negative responses, and, lately, a delay for unknown reasons. Since the CAFE ...

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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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    Report: Volkswagen still fighting new CAFE rules
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    Which automaker still doesn't like the new CAFE rules? Volkswagen, that's who. After claiming the proposed 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were biased back in August, VW is again saying, hey, wait a minute, let's not be so dismissive of diesel engines. When the original 54.5 ...

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    Official: EPA, DOT unveil updated window stickers [w/video]
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    Updated United States fuel economy labeling, unveiled on Wednesday, includes additional information on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and highlights other advanced technologies aimed at reducing gasoline consumption and tailpipe emissions. The redesigned window stickers, required on all ...

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    Report: EPA and DOT drop letter grades from window stickers
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    It seems that the Average Joe isn't the only one who thinks that the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed letter grades on windows stickers are both confusing and too subjective for the government to assign. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has scrapped ...

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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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    Report: House members call on EPA to ditch automobile letter grades
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    EPA/DOT Proposed Fuel Economy Labels – Click above for high-res versions
    It seems John Q. Public isn't the only one who thinks the letter grades the Environmental Protection Agency was planning to put on new car window stickers are confusing. Need a refresher? Check out our previous ...

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    127 MPG: What Motor Trend got driving the Volt in the real world
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Did General Motors lie or didn't they? The media and public got extremely swept up by the fact that GM told the world its range-extended electric vehicle would not use the on-board internal combustion engine to power the wheels, ...

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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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    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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    2011 Ford Edge gets 19/27 mpg EPA ratings, tops mid-size V6 class
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    2011 Ford Edge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 3.5-liter V6 edition of the revamped 2011 Ford Edge has finally received its official fuel mileage ratings from the EPA, and like its more luxurious Lincoln MKX sibling, it has topped its class. The Edge is ranked at 19 miles per ...

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    Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid pays off quickest
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    2010 Ford Fusion – Click above for to enlarge
    For about the first 110 years of the automobile, the gold standard of eco-thriftiness was a car's miles-per-gallon rating. With the rise of hybrids, plug-ins, biofuels and the like, cost-per-mile might be the better measurement of road-going ...

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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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    REPORT: EPA planning to address outlandish fuel economy claims of electric cars
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    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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    REPORT: New CAFE standard has 'loopholes big enough to drive an SUV through'
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    There are miles per gallon... and then there are miles per gallon. How do you tell the difference? One is labeled "CAFE mpg" and the other is labeled "EPA mpg." What's the difference? Well, Edmunds is taking pains to illuminate the large discrepancy that exists between the two figures: the issue, ...

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    Could compressed air lead to markedly smaller engines?
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    A 1.0-liter two-cylinder that performs like a 3.0 liter V6? On what planet? Researchers at Switzerland's ETH Zurich school of engineering are developing pneumatic hybrid engines that use compressed air to deliver big performance and efficiency from a small package. During deceleration, the engine's ...

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    Prius schmius -- try an Austin-Healey Sprite and 36 mpg
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    Of course your wallet hurts every time you have to fill the car up. Nevertheless, in these trying times we must always remember the words of Fernando Lamas: it is better to look good than to feel good. Cars That Matter has put together a list of classic automobiles that get anywhere from 21 to 48 ...

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    One MPG is not enough: Automakers desperate to make a gallon go further
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    If anyone were to come along and do an updated version of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing," the could change the background vocal from "I want my MTV" to "I want my MPG" or "I want my low Cd." Coefficient of drag, that is. Carmakers are taking every step they can, starting with aerodynamics, to ...

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