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Following the lead of the U.S., Canada has chosen to employ a fuel economy regulation program for the first time ever, and the numbers are virtually identical to ours. The differences between the two countries' programs are so minute that you could essentially say Canada copied our new Corporate Average Fuel Economy guidelines that require automakers to achieve a fleet average fuel economy of around 35 mpg by 2016. Prior to this, Canada had some emissions guidelines, but didn't require complianc

News of new CAFE regulations that would push mileage requirements up significantly came just days ago. The numbers are set and automakers will have to aim high, sort of, to hit the target of 35 miles per gallon by 2016. Several reports have stated that meeting these goals will add an average of $985 to the price of a new car by 2016. Estimates have also come in showing that automakers will spend a staggering $51.5 billion over the next five years to meet the new requirements. So, what's the real

I was clicking around the U.S. federal government's fuel economy website yesterday, trying to see how the government rates vehicles that run on pure electricity. Even though there are many new EVs you can buy today (see this list), the most recent vehicle on the Fueleconomy.gov site is the 2003 Toyota RAV4 EV. Other vehicles included are the Ford Explorer USPS Electric, the Nissan Hyper-Mini, the Ford Th!nk and the Nissan Altra EV, all of which were available between 2000 and 2002. Vehicles li