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Will fuel economy regulations change

CAFE Regs Upheld; Cue the Whining

12.01.2016

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

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

07.12.2016
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. 
CAFÉ Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards

A New Definition of "Small"

11.13.2014

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.

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

10.14.2014
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.

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

05.01.2014
Automakers are reaching their federal mileage targets, but only thanks to some clever industry lobbying for loopholes. See what's going down.

Big Oil vs. Big Ethanol: A PR Battle Royal

04.25.2014
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.

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

08.30.2012
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.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood overruled recommendation that mobile phones be outlawed in moving vehicles

Christmastime for the Telecommunications Industry

12.27.2011

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.

We CAN Drive 54.5

11.17.2011
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.
Chevron pollutes the Amazon in Ecuador

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

07.29.2011

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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