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Although already settled under the Obama administration, at the request of automakers – and against the protests of myriad advocacies – the Trump administration is re-assessing U.S. passenger vehicle efficiency standards for next decade. Included in at least 15 national or international advocacies saying decisions previously hashed out over eight years should be left alone are […]

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If Americans want to save money, higher fuel economy standards can only help, says Consumers Union. The word by the consumer advocacy behind Consumer Reports comes after research, surveys, and having been in on talks for years on the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. It also comes as those rules for 2022-2025 are […]

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The EPA is adding another model year to its greenhouse gas emissions review, and the Consumers Union is asking it to reconsider. The 2017-2025 greenhouse gas standards were settled upon back in 2012, after agreements between automakers, labor groups, environmental groups, and both the California and federal governments. The deal called for a 5 percent […]

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As the Trump administration threatens to soften strict mpg rules through to 2025, in question is whether consumers will be winners or losers in the process. Clear in any case is money is on the line: big money. Carmakers have said federal rules intended to drive average window sticker values up from 25.1 mpg today […]

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Is the United States on its way toward Who Killed the Electric Car, part 2? That’s unknown, but this week the U.S. EPA is expected to begin a process intended to roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards calling for increasingly stringent tailpipe emissions through 2025, and while it’s at it California is also […]

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After every automaker doing business in the U.S. signed off on two letters asking President Donald Trump to reconsider national mpg standards, consumer advocacy groups have asked him to keep the rules in place. The groups, Consumers Union which publishes Consumer Reports, and the Consumer Federation of America, said in their joint letter that cheaper […]

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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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Federal regulators will grant the auto industry’s requests for relief from certain aspects of the U.S. government’s light-vehicle fuel economy program. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will postpone a steep increase in penalties that was supposed to be applied to 2015 model-year vehicles but will now be held off until 2019. NHTSA acknowledges […]

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Hyundai announced a big push forward in green technologies yesterday, and it’s heavy on electrification and light on hydrogen. Speaking at a JD Power annual event on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski announced plans to release 14 new green vehicle models in the U.S. by 2020 to […]

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In 2012, the federal government announced strict new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon set for 2022-2025, and a new report finds that will equate to big savings for consumers. The new analysis published by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, shows that consumers who buy a 2025 […]

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