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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office in Michigan is raising hackles for automakers – especially Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its $5.1 billion tab. Chris Grundller, director of the EPA’s transportation and air quality office, says that FCA needs to spend $5.1 to comply with U.S. fuel economy standards for […]

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Yesterday evaluation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025 saw debate normally kept behind closed doors spill into the public domain. It happened during the Management Briefing Seminars, an annual conference in Traverse City, Mich. and two groups that represent automakers clashed with regulatory agencies, advocates and other stakeholders. At issue is whether […]

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Debate over the reality of meeting the 54.5 mpg by 2025 goal has been flared between environmentalists, regulators, and automakers as the U.S. Midterm Evaluation ensues. The inflated sales of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers coming from cheap gas prices has changed the outlook for the 2025 target closer to “51 mpg” – realistically, somewhere […]

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Cheap gasoline continues to be the norm during a summer season with the lowest pump prices in over 10 years. The American Automobile Association reported that gas prices are lower than they’ve ever been for July in the last 12 years. The national average gas price right now is $2.21 per gallon of regular unleaded, […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost of achieving fuel economy targets and are giving California too much power over federal policies. As federal authorities review the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules for 2022-2025 in a so-called midterm evaluation, this news comes from the lobbying effort on behalf of […]

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Automakers and U.S. environment regulators may begin clashing over the “54.5 mpg” fuel economy target. Federal regulators will soon be releasing a review of future mileage targets, with tougher standards scheduled to take effect in six years. It could spark more debate over U.S. car buyers’ willingness to pay for emissions-cutting technology such as plug-in electric […]

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