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In the long run, US automakers could get left behind

German and Japanese automakers and companies like Tesla will reap the rewards.

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Why lowering the fuel-economy standards might not be in car companies' best interest.

Will the easing of fuel mileage standards be a good thing for the auto industry? At least one experts thinks not.

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Vehicle costs may be $1,800 higher by 2025.

Automakers' compliance with CAFE may cost 150,000 jobs.

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They don't want to be held to tougher environmental standards through 2025.

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So many questions, so few answers.

What will President Trump do? We don't know, but we have some ideas.

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Higher SUV sales from lower fuel prices will eventually hinder industry.

Industry is investing $200 billion to boost fleetwide fuel efficiency, and will cut jobs if that investment isn't returned.

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Chairman fears strict fuel economy requirements will drive up car prices.

The debate over 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements continues.

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'Real world' MPG would have to rise to about 40 mpg under the current rules.

Don't tell the EPA it can't be done.

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Turns out, the 2025 CAFE standard wasn't a mandate, but an estimate.

The EPA and the auto industry have agreed that the 54.5 mpg target was simply too high. So, they moved the goalposts.

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The auto industry doesn't like where this is headed.

A jump from $5.50 to $14 for each missed 1/10th of an MPG really adds up.

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How realistic is reaching the 2025 CAFE mandate now?

New-vehicle fuel economy has stayed about the same for the past two years.

Opinion

Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy

Autoline's John McElroy suggests how to fix fuel-economy and emissions issues in the United States.

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Ex-EPA Officer Says Company Wanted Bonus Credits For Diesels

VW boycotted Obama's 2011 announcement of CAFE greenhouse-gas emissions standards.

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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.

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Tesla thinks that automakers should have no problem meeting the EPA's 54.5-mile-per-gallon CAFE standard for 2025. In fact the EV company, wants the regulation to be even tougher, if possible.

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Light-weighting, 8-Speed Transmissions May Do The Trick

Automakers may need to invest another $1,500 or so in midsize sedans in order to meet 2025 fuel-economy standards.

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Results Still Mixed As Fewer Light-Duty Trucks, SUVs Meet Current Standards

Consumer Federation says 2025 CAFE standards are "achievable" and that automakers are making progress.