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'Untenable': Automakers urge Trump to compromise with California on emissions

Letter urges him to give up the idea of freezing fuel economy standards

Letter urges him to give up the idea of freezing fuel economy standards.

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EPA staff disputed claim that freezing fuel economy would save lives

By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs

By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs.

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U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet auto fuel rules

Scientists say vehicles would lose 3 miles per gallon by 2021 under the bill.

Scientists say vehicles would lose 3 miles per gallon by 2021 under the bill.

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2018 Ford Mustang EPA ratings improve — except for EcoBoost with Performance Pack

Mileage numbers go down for that configuration.

Mileage numbers go down for that configuration.

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This is how EPA stickers could be fairer to EVs, other plug-ins

A new study finds that by tweaking the design of the window sticker, the EPA could push more buyers towards fuel efficient vehicles, like hybrids and EVs.

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Ford C-Max sales hold steady despite fuel economy fracas

Despite the ballyhoo that accompanied Ford's lowering of the C-Max fuel economy figures, the Blue Oval is still seeing strong demand for the five-seat MPV, as Automotive News reports. Speaking to marketing boss Jim Farley, AN says that the co

EPA: Average fuel economy hit 22.4 mpg, a new record, in 2009

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, which first started keeping track of such things way back in 1975 around the time of the first fuel crisis in America, the average fuel economy of all vehicles sold in the U.S. hit a record high in 2009. For those favoring hard data, that equals 22.4 miles per gallon. Not surprisingly, average fuel economy has been on an upward path over the last several years (excluding a small dip in 2008).

2011 Toyota Prius is EPA fuel economy leader for one more year

2011 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

Dealers flunk the EPA: NADA not happy with proposed fuel economy letter grades

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposals for new fuel economy labels and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has responded with a thumbs down. Specifically, NADA is unhappy with the proposed letter grades that would indicate where the labeled vehicle stands relative to its direct competitors. NADA is concerned that the new grades w

EPA finally issues proposed fuel economy labels for plug-in vehicles

Proposed window stickers for plug-in hybrid vehicles – click above for high-res image gallery

EPA sticker values for 2011 Volt likely to be interim, updated in 2012-13

Now that we know the price tag of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the car's last big secret is what will be on the EPA mileage sticker. We had a chance to talk with vehicle line director Tony Posawatz at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA and got a little bit o

Report: EPA kills Chevy Volt's 230 mpg rating

2011 Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – Click above for high-res image gallery

EPA reveals top 10 most fuel-efficient cars since 1984, original Honda Insight takes top honors

Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers (1984 to present) – Click above for image gallery

EPA announces top 10 most fuel-efficient cars, Insight takes top honors

Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers (1984 to present) – Click above for image gallery

Beyond 2016, automakers push for even stronger CAFE regulations, maybe a gas tax too

It's not all that often that you hear automakers cry out for stronger regulations and stricter guidelines. In fact, the cries typically go the other way, begging for less oversight and looser laws. So, when automakers band together suggesting changes to CAFE guidelines beyond 2016 that would take fuel economy figures to new heights, we should probably listen, right?

Audi pursues widespread engine downsizing to increase fuel economy

2010 Audi S4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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