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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be broadening vehicle emissions tests more than ever, with consumer experience in real-world fuel economy included in the data. Christoper Grundler, director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, outlined how the agency’s Ann Arbor, Mich., test lab will be adding more engine powertrains and other data […]

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A new report by environmental and labor groups applauds U.S. jobs coming from building clean, fuel-efficient vehicles – and recommends staying the course on tough emission and mpg standards. Clean vehicle technology is supporting 288,000 manufacturing and engineering jobs in the U.S. economy, says the study by Natural Resources Defense Council and the BlueGreen Alliance. […]

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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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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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Automakers are feeling frustrated with the federal government for tightening the grip on reaching fuel economy and emissions targets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last week to shorten the midterm feedback and approval process of the 54.5 mpg mandate to the end of this year was shocking for several automakers. The midterm evaluation process, […]

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Major automakers have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump’s White House transition team asking to ease regulatory pressure from the Obama administration’s fuel economy and emissions rule. The proposal letter, sent by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers yesterday, asks for a hold to be put on the ongoing midterm evaluation of the Obama administration’s […]

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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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