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Ford releases fuel economy figures for the 2021 Bronco Sport

The difference between the two engines isn't huge

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Appeals court tosses Trump bid to roll back fuel efficiency penalties

Fines had only once been adjusted for inflation over 40 years

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Defying Trump, major automakers finalize California emissions deal

23 states have sued administration, objecting to more lax federal standards

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2021 Kia K5 fuel economy tops out at 32 mpg combined

Kia's new sedan continues to make a very strong case

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Lack of cars in coronavirus lockdown boosts Green Party in French election

Appreciating how nice it is to 'be awoken by birdsong rather than car horns'

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Automakers are nowhere near compliance with this year's EU CO2 goals

SUVs' market share is increasing in Europe, too

The European Commission said carmakers must significantly reduce their emissions or risk missing tougher EU targets coming into force this year. Average emissions for new cars registered in the EU's 27 member states plus Britain, Iceland and Norway were 122.4 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2019, an increase of 1.6g compared with 2018, the EEA said.

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Nevada to join other states that follow California vehicle emissions rules

That's one more in California's ranks as it squares off against Trump EPA

Nevada will be the latest state to adopt California's low-and zero-emission vehicle rules following similar announcements by Washington in March and Minnesota and New Mexico in September. Governor Steve Sisolak said the "new regulations will not require anyone to give up their current vehicle or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business needs."

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Report: Automakers well on their way to missing 2050 climate targets

Lockdowns may help in the short term, but manufacturing is still off-target

The world's 14 biggest carmakers are on course to miss globally agreed climate targets, a leading sustainable finance think tank said on Wednesday, urging investors to do more to pressure boards to change their production plans. None of the companies' current plans were fully aligned with the Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global temperature change to below 2 degrees above pre-industrial norms by 2050. In part, that is down to strong demand for larger engine SUVs, the s

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Carmakers need to make deeper CO2 cuts, based on latest EU climate data

They need to improve this year by 27% compared with 2018 levels

Carbon dioxide emissions from new cars in Europe increased for a second consecutive year in 2018, according to data published by the European Union's environment agency on Wednesday, putting carmakers on a collision course with the bloc's climate goals. The EU's executive Commission urged carmakers to do more to cut their fleets' carbon footprint to meet tougher emissions targets coming into force this year, even as they grapple with a sales slump and disrupted supply chains due to the coronav

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23 U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback

They challenge the severe reduction in fuel economy improvements

A group of 23 U.S. states led by California, the District of Columbia and four major cities are filing suit Wednesday to challenge a Trump administration decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards. In March, the Trump administration issued final rules requiring 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 - far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded Obama-era rules - but abandoned its August 2018 proposal to freeze requirements at 2020 levels through 2026. Las

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2021 Cadillac Escalade's EPA highway fuel economy is worse than before

City figures improves slightly for RWD model, AWD is no better

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2020 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP is relatively efficient

Official fuel economy numbers for the Mini released

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2020 Nissan Frontier offers appreciable gains in fuel economy with new V6

Official fuel economy figures are out for the updated Frontier

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How challengers plan to fight Trump's auto emissions rule in court

'The federal government's math still doesn't add up'

Just two months after taking office, President Donald Trump in March 2017 traveled to Michigan to announce that he would undo ambitious vehicle emissions standards mandated under his predecessor Barack Obama, portraying the reversal as a boost to the U.S. auto industry centered in the Midwestern state. "The assault on the American auto industry is over," the Republican president said at the time. It took Trump's administration three years to follow through on his promise.

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Volvo working with California on more stringent emissions standards

It'll join Ford, BWM, Honda, VW in siding with states, not the EPA

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Trump administration issues final rule on lower fuel-economy increases

Next up, a protracted legal fight with automakers, states split

President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change. The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026. The change — making good on the rollback after two years of Trump threatening and fighting states and a faction of automakers that opposed the move — wat

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U.S. vehicle fleet fuel efficiency sets a record in 2018

But it fell short of goal thanks to SUVs

The U.S. vehicle fleet hit a record for fuel efficiency in 2018 averaging 25.1 miles per gallon (mpg) in real-world driving as it rose 0.2 mpg, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. The fleet is also preliminarily anticipated to jump to 25.5 mpg for the 2019 model year. The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are working to finalize rules to rollback Obama-era requirements through the 2026 model year.

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