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They oppose planned mpg freeze, want feds and California to make nice

U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.


They want negotiations with states to keep increasing standards

Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025.


California and others say the EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously

California and a group of 16 other states on Tuesday challenged the Trump administration's decision to revise strict U.S. vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency rules put in place under former President Barack Obama.


900 cars' emissions and fuel-economy data were altered

Subaru has admitted that alteration of fuel-economy and emissions data took place in its Gunma and Yajima manufacturing plants between December 2012 and November 2017. Some 900 vehicles were affected by data tampering, which Subaru says was done in the vehicles' final inspections by factory-floor inspectors.


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.


Claims nitrogen oxide drops to one-tenth of Europe's strict limits

Global auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed a new diesel-exhaust management system that can slash emissions of smog-forming gases far below strict new limits set for Europe in 2020, saving automakers from potential driving bans — and maybe saving the diesel engine itself.


Win for environmental groups, five states that sued

A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration's decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.


Ford says efficiency gains don't justify added cost and weight

Ford and General Motors signed an agreement five years ago to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions as a way to lower costs and achieve higher fuel economy amid tightening federal rules. But now, Ford is saying no thanks to the nine-speed box developed by its crosstown rival.


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.


30 miles after warning light comes on, or 100? Your mileage may vary

If you have an Altima, you'll be fine.


And here's how NHTSA might justify a decision to lower mpg goals

The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.


But will customers accept higher fuel prices?

General Motors' VP of global propulsion systems said drivers would get around three-percent better fuel economy using engines designed to run on premium.


New facet emerges in uncertified inspections for Japanese domestic market

Falsification may have happened on sample vehicles in JDM final checks.


Even if the fuel cap says it's "Recommended"

But definitely use premium if the cap says it's "Required."


More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.

More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.


More powerful and more efficient, sounds good to us

Save gas while going faster.


Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use

Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use.


EVs would rank better if not for their high depreciation

Large vehicles are rather pricey.


It's a lightning-fast fuel-guzzler.

You won't get far on a single tank.

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