Browsing the "Fuel economy" Category

EPA Is Changing How It Calculates Fuel Economy Numbers

September 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The EPA has changed the way it calculates fuel economy numbers, but it has offered consumers very little information about the new methodology. Some cars now are given lower ratings than last year, even though there are no mechanical changes.

EPA Takes A Dive On CAFE Standard

July 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The EPA, NHTSA, and CARB have fallen victim to a full court press by the auto industry. Under intense pressure, they have decided to roll back the proposed 2025 CAFE standard previously set at 54.5 mpg.

NHTSA More Than Doubles CAFE Fines

July 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

NHtSA has announced it will more than double the penalties it assesses against car makers who don't meet CAFE standards. The increase will apply to 2015 models and later.

CAFE, Climate Change, And Carbon Fees

June 1st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Is CAFE an effective way to combat climate change? Or is it an antiquated idea that should be abandoned in favor of a more progressive and collaborative approach?

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