The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version. DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the […]

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Today along with the unveiling of its 10th-generation Accord lineup, Honda revealed its again-revised Accord Hybrid. The Accord Hybrid was only first released in 2015, then pulled from sales for 2016 as the automaker revised it for 2017 – and brought production to Japan and closer to suppliers – and now again, it has been […]

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Although the Trump administration has retracted a commitment to previously settled mpg regulations, consumers overwhelmingly want things to move ahead. This is just one of several findings of a non-partisan survey from Consumers Union supporting CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) rules set by the Obama administration, and put on hold at the behest of automakers. […]

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At a time when 25 mpg is average, and 50 mpg is stellar, plug-in electrified vehicles handily leap over these efficiency markers from conventional and regular hybrid cars. Consisting of both plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars, even the lower-level PEVs boast more than triple the efficiency of average petroleum-burning vehicles, but getting one’s mind wrapped […]

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Since late last decade all-electric cars have been increasing in model selection and sales volume, but have you considered whether an EV would work for you? If you’re one of the 295,000 people in the U.S. who’ve already left behind the world of gas pumps and tailpipe hydrocarbons with purchase of an EV, the answer […]

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In order to save the federal government some money, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may see significant cuts to its budgets, especially in regards to its vehicle emission testing program. The EPA’s budget is currently about 20-percent lower than it was in 2010 and is now sitting at around $8.14-billion. Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s recently […]

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It’s a weekly cacophony of sounds that many are familiar with — the loud hiss of air brakes followed by a mechanical mayhem, and then the roar of a big, thirsty diesel engine. Beginning in the early morning hours across America, five days a week, an army of big-dog refuse trucks set out to pick […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields told President Donald Trump that roughly 1 million jobs in the U.S. are at risk due to U.S. fuel economy regulations. According to Bloomberg, Field’s estimation is based on his belief that U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates that don’t align accordingly to what’s going on the in the market. […]

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Six years ago this week, a new era in transportation began with the launch of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. The East-versus-West cars represented two different approaches to offset petroleum consumption along with attendant tailpipe emissions by substituting lithium-ion batteries and electric motors to propel them. The extended-range electric Volt with gasoline backup and […]

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Big oil is about to redraw the energy map. Federal surveyors announced on Tuesday that the Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of West Texas’ Permian Basin now holds the record for most oil, natural gas, and gas liquid deposits that are “undiscovered, technically recoverable resources.” The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the Wolfcamp […]

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