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U.S. House committee to hold inquiry on fuel efficiency standards freeze

Automakers don't want it, panel notes, but White House rejects their compromise

Automakers don't want it, panel notes, but White House rejects their compromise.

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Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals

Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually

Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler four-cylinder fuel economy revealed

Biggest improvement is in city mileage

Fuel economy numbers for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder have finally been announced by the EPA. In the city, the two-door model gets 23 mpg, and the four-door Unlimited gets 22. Highway fuel economy for the two-door is 25 mpg and 24 for the four-door. Combined for the two-door and four-door is 24 and 22 respectively.

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Administration floats freeze of CAFE fuel-economy standards in 2020-26

California and other states aren't going to go for that

The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, according to three people briefed on the matter, a move likely to spark a fight with California and other states backing tougher vehicle emissions rules.

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U.S. states and cities tell EPA to leave fuel-economy standards alone

11 AGs and 50 mayors tell EPA chief Scott Pruitt to back off

Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency standards against a rollback proposed this week by Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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EPA fuel economy sets a record, but just barely

3 automakers' fleets shine, and 3 struggle — can you guess who?

3 automakers' fleets shine, and 3 struggle — can you guess who?

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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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Fisker Karma gets EPA certified: 52 mpge, 32-mile electric range, 20 mpg on gas

Yikes. The EPA has finally released its official fuel economy rating for the Fisker Karma, and it's not high: just 52 MPGe, an all-electric range of 32 miles and 20 miles per gallon on gasoline when the battery runs dry. This is well below the numbers that Fisker reps were bandying about in past years: 67.2 mpge and an all-electric range of 50 miles.

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Fisker Karma gets EPA certified: 52 mpge, 32-mile electric range then 20 mpg

Yikes. The EPA has finally released its official fuel economy rating for the Fisker Karma, and it's not high: just 52 MPGe, an all-electric range of 32 miles and 20 miles per gallon on gasoline when the battery runs dry. This is well below the numbers that Fisker reps were bandying about in past years: 67.2 mpge and an all-electric range of 50 miles.

Nissan Leaf snags 99 mpg rating on official EPA sticker

As far as we know, the first production Chevrolet Volt models are still awaiting their official EPA stickers. Nissan, though, has received the details on what the government agency has rated its all-electric Leaf at, and it looks good: a combined rating of 99 miles per gallon (equivalent) which breaks down into 106 city/92 highway. The official EPA range for the car is 73 miles, which Nissan admits is a variable (we know it can be beaten), and the annual electric cost is estimated at $561. The L

Nissan Leaf snags 99 mpg rating on official EPA sticker

As far as we know, the first production Chevrolet Volt models are still awaiting their official EPA stickers. Nissan, though, has received the details on what the government agency has rated its all-electric Leaf at, and it looks good: a combined rating of 99 miles per gallon (equivalent) which breaks down into 106 city/92 highway. The official EPA range for the car is 73 miles, which Nissan admits is a variable (we know it can be beaten), and the annual electric cost is estimated at $561. The L

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).

EPA issues first-ever fuel efficiency and emissions standard proposal for heavy-duty vehicles

As expected, the EPA has released its first-ever proposal for greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal, and that's all it is at this point, would create three new categories for heavy trucks: combination tractors, heavy-duty pickups and vans, and vocational vehicles. The rules will cover on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight at or above 8,500 pounds, unless these vehicles are already covered under CAFE. All of these proposals would start with the

EPA issues first-ever fuel efficiency and emissions standard proposal for heavy-duty vehicles

As expected, the EPA has released its first-ever proposal greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal, and that's all it is at this point, would create three new categories for heavy trucks: combination tractors, heavy-duty pickups and vans, and vocational vehicles. The rules will cover on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight at or above 8,500 pounds, unless these vehicles are already covered under CAFE. All of these proposals would start with the 2014

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