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The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline. That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says […]

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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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Ford CEO Mark Fields used a potential worst-case scenario as the premise for his statements last month that the federal fuel economy rule will cost the nation one million jobs. Independent industry analysts and environmental groups have looked into Fields’ comments and found that the huge job loss was one potential, and unlikely, consequence in […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board issued notices of violation to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles for alleged software that increases air pollution on certain Jeep and Ram diesel vehicles. The EPA and CARB accused the manufacturer of not disclosing emission control software that it is legally required to, saying the software adversely […]

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President-elect Donald Trump just appointed an EPA chief who has experience taking on legal battles with the agency over Obama’s climate change policies. Announced yesterday, Trump’s appointee as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. While environmental groups and members of Congress vehemently oppose the move, it was in line […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ proposal to stymie the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize stringent gas mileage rules before President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20 didn’t pan out. The auto trade group, which lobbies in Washington for automakers, requested Monday that lawmakers add language in a short-term budget bill that would have […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is making a last-minute effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize fuel economy standards through 2025. Representing Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Corp, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG, the Alliance on Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution […]

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The Obama administration is looking to lock in fuel economy standards before Donald Trump takes office in January. This is happening as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to not change fuel economy and emissions standards through 2025. Under law, the EPA must decide by April 2018 whether to modify 2022-2025 model year vehicle […]

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Over the past decade, it’s been thought that EPA fuel-economy labels on window stickers weren’t all that accurate. A new analysis may prove that wrong. Consumers Union and Consumer Reports performed an analysis that updated their own report from 2005. In 2005, their analysis found that the EPA labels were off base on an average […]

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Hyundai and Kia took another step toward ending penalties for overstating fuel economy with a $41 million settlement with 33 state attorneys general. This settlement comes four years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation over mileage claims made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motor Corp. The two automakers have been charged […]

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