The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said late on Tuesday it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.
General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, as the Trump administration approaches a deadline for deciding whether to lower landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.
Following today's events in the Detroit area.
It's not yet clear what if anything he'll be announcing in Detroit.
Once again, the Auto Alliance stands against change.
Just keep your ears open.
A jump from $5.50 to $14 for each missed 1/10th of an MPG really adds up.
Even with gas prices near their lowest point in more than a decade, Americans are still concerned about the fuel economy of their cars. More than 4 in 5 consumers say gas mileage will be an important consideration the next time they go shopping for a vehicle.
An overview of the upcoming CAFE efficiency regulations from the floor of the Detroit Auto Show 2016.
Automakers are shedding weight from vehicles any way they can in their attempts to meet stricter federal fuel-economy requirements. That includes eliminating spare tires.
Contrary to perception, the EPA hasn't ruled on mandating a 54.5-mpg fleet average for 2025. The EPA won't make a decision on it until 2018.
Automakers may need to invest another $1,500 or so in midsize sedans in order to meet 2025 fuel-economy standards.
Consumer Federation says 2025 CAFE standards are "achievable" and that automakers are making progress.
CAFE standards aren't likely to change with in 2017's midterm review, Ward's Auto reports, despite falling fuel prices and the negative impact they're having on more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The last Mercedes-Benz AMG model I drove was the CLS63 AMG. It had a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Oh, and it also had a standard stop-start system and an Eco mode, two features that are kind of silly on a sedan that will hit 60 miles per hour in under four seconds.
Remember, the target is 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Today, the CAFE level is a little over 30. How we get from here to there is something the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring closely. Thus, the EPA just released an annual flash report on how the auto industry is progressing towards meeting the nation's fuel economy goals.
The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the US is going back up after dropping for a couple of months. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) calculated a 24.8 mpg average for new light-duty vehicles sold in the US during November 2013. That's not as high as the 24.9 reported in August, but the numbers have been coming back up. The November rating was up 0.1 mpg from October.
The PDF rules for the just-made-official new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles that was officially finalized at 54.5 miles per gallon recently are, as previously noted, over 1,200 pages long. We've been reading through them, and found some interesting tidbits regarding the fate of better, cleaner trucks.
The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles was finalized at 54.5 miles per gallon today. The official rules document, though, is a whopping 1,230 pages long, and it take a while to decipher what in there. Things like the incentives for what the Environmental Protection Agency calls "game changing" advanced vehicle technologies. You can download the whole thing in PDF, but here are the pertinent points when it comes to the incentives.