Tag: regulation

29 Posts

Will fuel economy regulations change
Dec 01, 2016

CAFE Regs Upheld; Cue the Whining

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The EPA announced yesterday that it would hold firm on its 54.5 mile per gallon corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirement for 2025. 

auto industry fuel economy regulation

Jul 12, 2016

Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

Jim Motavalli

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 

mirrors regulation safety features auto industry

CAFÉ Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards
Nov 13, 2014

A New Definition of "Small"

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

American trucks still don’t get great gas mileage and they won’t, but guess what? They’re here to stay. Jamie Kitman on the latest "small" offering from Chevrolet and GMC.

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Oct 14, 2014

Fuel Economy Gains Slowing Down--Blame the Trucks and Muscle Cars

Jim Motavalli

Good news! Today's cars are 26% more fuel efficient than seven years ago. Bad news! That trend is about to take a nosedive. Here's why.

fuel economy regulation

May 01, 2014

The Good News (and the Bad Loopholes) on Fuel Economy

Jim Motavalli

Automakers are reaching their federal mileage targets, but only thanks to some clever industry lobbying for loopholes. See what's going down.

fuel economy regulation

Apr 25, 2014

Big Oil vs. Big Ethanol: A PR Battle Royal

Jim Motavalli

The EPA is proposing a big cut in the Renewable Fuel Standard, but ethanol producers say it's all political and the regulators are bowing to oil company pressure.

biofuel regulation

Aug 30, 2012

Obama's Green Car Plan Is a Job Creator (or Not)

Jim Motavalli

The Obama Administration has finalized its fuel economy plan through 2025, and its supporters say it's a big engine for job growth. Romney disagrees, but he's talking millions of jobs from his drill, drill, drill energy plan. What's going on? A political season with worrisome unemployment figures.

emissions regulation

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood overruled recommendation that mobile phones be outlawed in moving vehicles
Dec 27, 2011

Christmastime for the Telecommunications Industry

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Clause. Just ask the telecoms of the world who are rejoicing in the surprise overruling of the NTSB's recommendation to ban the use of cell phones in cars by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

distracted driving regulation

Nov 17, 2011

We CAN Drive 54.5

Jim Motavalli

Cleaner cars will hit the road by 2025, and the Obama Administration makes it official. It’s all good, but there are some pesky loopholes to worry about.

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Chevron pollutes the Amazon in Ecuador
Jul 29, 2011

You Shouldn't Trust Your Car to the Men Who Wore the Star

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

If you're the sort of person who stopped filling up at BP stations after the Gulf Horizon disaster, here's hoping you're not shopping for gasoline at Chevron, owner of Texaco, instead.

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