EPA mileage ratings

Ram EcoDiesel receives 28 mpg highway rating

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
The 2014 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup gets 28 mpg on the highway, the top rating for any pickup in the United States....
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EPA chief cheers mpg efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is convinced carmakers are trying about as hard as they can to improve fuel economy....
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GABE NELSON

EPA chief gives automakers 'A' for fuel economy effort

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Car companies are fiercely competing for better fuel economy. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is convinced they're trying about as hard as they can....
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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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