Browsing the "Emissions" Tag

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.


Ford F 150 Story Is Inaccurate. Updated

June 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

40% of Ford F 150 trucks fall short of EPA fuel economy and emissions standards. F Series trucks account for one half of Ford profits in North America.


Under Pressure: Octane and Compression Ratio News

April 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Engineers at the SAE World Conference heard speakers who advocated for higher octane gasoline and variable length connecting rods that can vary the compression ratio of an engine. Both ideas could reduce carbon emissions and boost fuel economy.


DOE To Spend $80,000,000 On Truck Efficiency

March 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The US Department of Energy proposes to fund research into improving long haul truck efficiency by 100% over 2009 levels. It will also provide money to study plug-in hybrid powertrains for heavy trucks.



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