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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

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

REPORT: EPA planning to address outlandish fuel economy claims of electric cars

The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more realistic reflection of the fuel efficiency of these types of cars, and it's not alone.

REPORT: EPA planning to address outlandish fuel economy claims of electric cars

The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more realistic reflection of the fuel efficiency of these types of cars, and it's not alone.

ETV Motors challenges EPA on emerging plug-in MPG rules

ETV Motors, the company behind the modified Prius with an extended-range microtubrine, believes that the EPA's emerging MPG methodology for plug-in vehicles – the one that allowed GM to proclaim a 230 mpg rating for the Chevy Volt and which Nissan used to say Sebastian Blanco

Bill Ford, AdAge chide GM over 230 MPG Chevrolet Volt MPG projection

The Chevrolet Volt's 230 mpg number continues to be questioned. The latest to criticize is Bill Ford, who takes issue not only with the General Motors-approved 230 figure, but also Nissan's claim that its Leaf EV will get 367 mpg. The real culprit here, Ford said, is the EPA's methodology, which he arg

Chevy Volt's 230 mpg rating, ad campaign comes under fire from Bill Ford, AdAge

The Chevrolet Volt's 230 mpg number continues to be questioned. The latest to criticize is Bill Ford, who takes issue not only with the General Motors-approved 230 figure, but also Nissan's claim that its Leaf EV will get 367 mpg. The real culprit here, Ford said, is the EPA's methodology, which he arg

EPA backs away from GM claim of 230 mpg for Volt

2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery

EPA backs away from GM claim of 230 mpg for Volt

2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery

EPA has got seven "new, improved features" on updated 2008 model year fuel economy stickers

Ahhh, progress. It's not news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed the way they calculate a new vehicle's MPG numbers, but it wasn't until last week that we got to see how the agency's new fuel economy sticker that will now be on windows of 2008 model year cars and light trucks. The EPA lists seven " new, improved features" on the updated: fuel economy label.

Your mileage will vary. On the new MPG estimates coming in 2008

"They should always be viewed as estimates. We don't want consumers to view them as absolute values," Margo Oge, director of the EPA's transportation and air quality division, told the Chicago Tribune about the estimated MPG numbers that each new car sold in the U.S. bears.