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RICHARD TRUETT

Ford, Ram trucks square off in fuel economy, tech race

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Watch for a pickup truck fuel economy war between Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and Chrysler's new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel....
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EPA says fuel economy of 2012 models sold in U.S. hit record 23.6 mpg

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Higher sales of vehicles with smaller engines, gasoline-electric hybrids and diesel powertrains helped boost the average fuel economy of 2012 new vehicles sold in the United States 1.2 mpg to 23.6 mpg, an all-time high, according to the EPA’s Trends Report issued today....
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Average new-vehicle mileage rises to 24.8 mpg

11:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in the United States during November rose 0.1 mpg from October, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
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Average new-vehicle mileage up to 24.8 mpg

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
The average fuel economy of new U.S. trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in November rose in 0.1 mpg from October, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
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EXTRA CREDIT

Daimler asks EPA to let tech features bolster its mileage ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
For all their performance prowess, Mercedes-Benz vehicles spend 23.9 percent of their time on the road idling, according to Daimler. The company did that obscure bit of math in order to support a recent regulatory petition in which it's seeking to get better treatment under new U.S. fuel economy standards for its start-stop technology and other fuel-saving features....
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Ford Fiesta SE gets 45 mpg EPA highway rating, highest of any gasoline non-hybrid

11:39 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2013
The EPA has certified the 2014 Ford Fiesta, equipped with Ford's 1-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, at 45 mpg highway, the highest mpg for a non-hybrid gasoline or diesel car....
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New-vehicle fuel economy slips 0.3 mpg in September from August, study says

11:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in September fell 0.3 mpg from August, to 24.6 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
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Q&A

EPA exec: Industry ahead of schedule on mpg goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2013
Christopher Grundler, director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the EPA, was promoted last year at a pivotal time. Fuel economy has become a fiercely competitive battleground as consumers demand more efficient cars and the Obama administration's new standards start to ramp up to a nominal average of 54.5 mpg by 2025....
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EPA says automakers' test drivers can be too good

11:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
Car companies warn car buyers that their fuel economy will vary in the real world. The numbers vary in the laboratory, too, says the top auto regulator at the EPA -- and he's warning automakers to mind the gap....
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EPA to go public with results of vehicle mpg audits

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
After cracking down on Hyundai, Kia and Ford, the EPA is preparing to shine a more public spotlight on automakers' fuel economy claims. This fall, the agency plans to release the results of industrywide audits that included tests on more than 20 car and light-truck models this year, said Christopher Grundler, head of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, in an interview last week....
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Mercedes E250 rated at 28/45 mpg

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec has received an estimated EPA rating of 28 mpg city/45 highway....
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Average new-vehicle fuel economy rises to 24.9 mpg, study says

3:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in August reached 24.9 mpg, up 0.1 mpg from July, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The average is the highest since researchers began collecting data in October 2007....
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'14 Honda Accord rated at 50 mpg city

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Honda ditched its long-running Integrated Motor Assist hybrid drive system and took a page from the Toyota and Ford engineering playbooks with the 2014 Accord Hybrid....
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'14 Honda Accord Hybrid rated at 50 mpg in city, 47 combined

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will carry an EPA rating of 50 mpg in the city, 45 on the highway and 47 combined -- putting the Accord back in the battle among mid-sized sedans over fuel economy....
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