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EPA poised to roll back Obama-era mpg targetsMarch 29
The EPA is expected to use a Virginia car dealership on Tuesday as the setting to formally reject the Obama administration's landmark fuel efficiency rules for light vehicles, a move that could put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California.
Honda's 2019 Insight expected to be rated at 55 mpg cityMarch 26
GM's Barra meets with U.S. regulators on mpg rulesMarch 13
Weeks before the Trump administration plans to decide whether to revise landmark fuel efficiency standards, GM's CEO pressed for modern fuel economy standards under one set of national rules and the need to comprehend new technology developments.
Making sense of sticker data in the EV eraMarch 5
The EPA says it's not changing anything, but at some automakers, there are rumblings that another revision is needed to highlight differences between vehicles powered by fossil fuels and those that use alternative energy sources.
White House weighs big cuts to mpg rulesFeb. 10
The Trump administration is looking at ways to reduce future fuel economy standards for automobiles in a move to appease carmakers, who have asked to ease future targets put in place under President Obama.
U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits record 24.7 mpg, EPA saysJan. 11
2018 Ford Expedition to get class-leading 20 mpgOct. 31, 2017
Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickupsSept. 22, 2017
California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White HouseSept. 22, 2017
California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years.
Freeze fuel standards due to low gas prices? Makes no senseSept. 11, 2017
U.S. opens comment period for review of mpg rulesAug. 10, 2017
The federal government began seeking public comments for a review of tougher U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration. The review by the Department of Transportation and EPA is widely seen as a preamble to loosening fuel-economy standards, handing a victory to the auto industry.
U.S. to revisit penalties for fuel-economy shortfallsJuly 7, 2017
The Trump administration is considering easing steeper fines proposed by Obama-era regulators for automakers that don't meet tougher fuel economy standards, a move that would give a break largely to luxury brands like Jaguar, BMW and Porsche that have paid the highest penalties in the past.