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Ford investigating possible problems with gas mileage and emissions testing

The math is being checked on the Ranger pickup, for starters

The math is being checked on the Ranger pickup, for starters.

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EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

Remember: EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.

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GM will compensate SUV owners for fuel-economy error [UPDATE]

As many as 135,000 GM SUV owners may be reimbursed.

GM will pay back some SUV owners for mistakes in MPG window stickers. The affected models include the Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave.

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Roof racks burned extra 100m gallons of fuel last year in US

While that's just 1 percent of total fuel consumption, it's no small number.

Roof racks waste increasing amounts of fuel through aerodynamic drag, but better design — and government policy — would help save gas.

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Automakers are offering more fuel-efficient cars than ever

Consumer organization says increases in gas mileage are proof CAFE standards are working.

Even with gas prices near their lowest point in more than a decade, Americans are still concerned about the fuel economy of their cars. More than 4 in 5 consumers say gas mileage will be an important consideration the next time they go shopping for a vehicle.

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A smarter gas pedal may help drivers save money at the pump

Bosch Says New Device Could Boost Fuel Economy By 7 Percent

For all the weight automakers are shedding on their vehicles, all the hybrid offerings they're putting on the road and all the cylinders they're removing from their engines, the push to improve fuel economy amid stricter government standards omits one key element from the equation – drivers.

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EPA report says fuel-economy gains stalled in 2014

Improvements On CO2 Emissions Also Plateau, But It's Not All Bad News

Fuel economy and emissions levels for the nation's automakers showed no improvement year over year, according to the latest numbers released by the Environmental Protection Agency. But that doesn't mean manufacturer's are doing a bad job.

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Average US mpg for September drops again

Lower Fuel Prices, Green-Car Purchases Lower Fleeetwide Fuel Efficiency

Fuel economy drops a smidgeon from August, but still far from last August's highs, UMTRI says.

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In the real world, fuel economy diverges widely from EPA estimates

AAA Says Most Drivers Get Better Numbers Than Sticker Ratings

One in three drivers don't trust the fuel-economy numbers printed on window stickers of new cars are accurate. Those drivers have good reason to be skeptical.

Low gas prices help dip overall MPG level in December

The average fuel economy of a new car in December fell to a 10-month low to 25.1 miles per gallon as gas prices continued to drop.

Debunking Some Popular Gas-Saving Myths

The real way to keep your milage high and fuel costs low this summer

The summer road trip season is here, and according to AAA, we can expect gas prices to soar. Barring natural disasters or geopolitical problems, consumers can expect to see prices to hover around last summer's high of $3.55 and $3.70 per gallon. How can you have your fun in the sun while avoiding pain at the pump?

Fuel Economy Of New Cars Reaches All-Time High In United States

6.1 billion gallons of gas have been saved in past 5 years

Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States has reached an all-time high according to a University of Michigan study.

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Ford Focus ST Hits 32 Miles Per Gallon

Sporty Compact Bests VW GTI and Mazda Speed3

The much-anticipated 2013 Ford Focus ST will get 32 miles per gallon on the highway, Ford officials said today.

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U.S. drivers to save $68 billion in 2030 with new CAFE standards

What an extra few hundred bucks a year or so in everyone's pocket will buy almost two decades from now is anyone's guess, but for us, that's beside the point.

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U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record high in February

New car fuel economy levels in the U.S. reached a record last month, indicating that more Americans are choosing more fuel-efficient vehicles in order to cope with surging gas prices.

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New vehicles 14% more fuel efficient than four years ago

It's amazing what a little regulation can do for an industry. In the past four years, the fuel economy of new vehicles has improved by an average of 14 percent, according to a new study by the University of Michigan. This increase comes on the heels of big hikes in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, which Congress raised in 2007 for the first time in decades. Since then, CAFE has been set at 34.1 miles per gallon by 2016, and a new proposal that's pending would raise the fuel economy standard t

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New vehicles 14% more fuel efficient than four years ago

It's amazing what a little regulation can do for an industry. In the past four years, the fuel economy of new vehicles has improved by an average of 14 percent, according to a new study by the University of Michigan. This increase comes on the heels of big hikes in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, which Congress raised in 2007 for the first time in decades. Since then, CAFE has been set at 34.1 miles per gallon by 2016, and a new proposal that's pending would raise the fuel economy standard t

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