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The fallout from the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal continues. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has stepped down as member of the board of management for technical development at Audi after serving 30 years with the company. Hackenberg began his career at the Institute for Motor Transport in 1978 after graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University. […]

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No doubt you’ve heard the saying “your mileage may vary” and for electrified vehicles, this caveat on efficiency can be especially true. This view comes straight from the U.S. EPA which says it is normal for hybrids to deviate by more than 30 percent from official window sticker ratings. SEE ALSO: Seven Ways To Save […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would begin on-road emissions testing of new and used vehicles. The changes come on the heels of a similar move in Europe in response to Volkswagen’s disclosure it had installed software to detect emissions testing and put the car in a model to let them pass. EPA […]

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The recent Volkswagen Group emissions scandal has so far focused on the company’s 2.0-liter diesel engines, but may soon broaden to encompass more engines, and more vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Resource Air Board (CARB) separately announced plans to expand testing to Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter engines. Models offering this 6-cylinder engine include […]

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It’s been said with reference to certainties in life, only death and taxes are assured, which means your EPA-estimated mpg is definitely not guaranteed. While in recent years we’ve heard of automakers including Ford and Hyundai/Kia paying out for failing to meet mpg estimates they certified on window stickers, this was because of procedural errors […]

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Both fleet operators and consumers agree: it’s in everyone’s best interest for the EPA to increase fuel efficiency standards for large trucks. For both groups, cutting back on carbon emissions isn’t the key factor driving this attitude. It’s money. That is, this is what two new studies have determined. Data from two the new studies […]

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A new request from Detroit’s major automakers asks for carbon emissions credits from technology such as reflecting solar rays, which may help save fuel. The reasoning behind the requests is that technologies such as solar reflexive paint and active seat ventilation keep vehicles cooler, which taxes the air conditioner less. This, in turns, saves fuel. […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will still require refineries to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline for the next two years, but is proposing increases lower than the benchmarks set eight years ago. In 2007, Congress created a renewable fuel standard that set yearly increases of the percentage of biofuel mixed into the U.S. […]

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General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are built, gets 43 percent of its power from methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. This plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 30 generators of onsite green power. The automaker says the plant’s generation of […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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