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BMW to lower mpg ratings on 4 Mini Cooper models

11:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014
BMW is lowering the estimated fuel economy labels on four 2014 Mini Cooper models after tests by the EPA, the agency said today. The EPA completed a fuel economy audit on the Mini Cooper and found actual mpg lower than the figures BMW submitted for certification, a statement said....
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EPA plans more scrutiny of mpg tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014
The EPA is preparing to tighten its oversight of fuel economy testing and reporting this year in an effort to align the ratings on vehicles' stickers more closely with their real-world capability. A key area of focus will be the agency's "coast-down" test, which has been the source of mistakes that prompted Hyundai, Kia, Ford and Mercedes-Benz to relabel several models since 2012....
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11TH PLACE

Fiat Chrysler lags rivals in EPA's mpg report

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
The automaker that launched a Dodge this year that can burn up to 1.5 gallons of gasoline a minute finished last in the government's annual report on fuel economy gains. Yet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vows that it will meet tough corporate average fuel economy goals in the coming years....
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Mileage march on schedule, EPA says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
Don't read too much into the slowdown in fuel economy gains, regulators say. The pace should quicken again with the spread of more potent gas-saving technologies....
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Technology propels fuel economy average to record 24.1 mpg, EPA says

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2014
The average fuel economy of cars and light trucks, driven by wider use of technology, rose to a record 24.1 mpg in the 2013 model year, though the pace of improvement slowed. Fuel economy will average 24.2 mpg across the industry for 2014 models, the EPA estimated, but cautioned the final figure will likely be revised higher....
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Mercedes-Benz rewarded with EPA credits for adopting start-stop

8:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will get extra credit on U.S. fuel economy standards for putting start-stop systems in its luxury cars -- but not as much as the automaker had hoped....
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Mercedes to lower mpg ratings on some C-class sedans

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will lower the fuel economy ratings of some late-model C-class sedans after an audit by federal regulators found errors in mpg testing by the automaker....
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Fuel economy of new vehicles bought hits all-time high

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014
The fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. during August hit an all-time high, a University of Michigan report said Thursday....
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Automakers await the details of EPA plan for mpg road tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
Automakers see merit in an EPA proposal that would require them to road test vehicles to verify mileage claims, but they are unclear on how the tests would be handled....
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EPA seeks real-world tests of mpg claims

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
The EPA plans to require automakers to road test vehicles to verify fuel-economy figures before they are published on window stickers and other sources....
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EDITORIAL

Get real about mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Ford Motor Co. was apologizing this month when it lowered window-sticker mpg ratings for six vehicles. But all automakers should take note of Ford's problems....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Despite Ford's apology, recent mpg downgrades are troubling

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
When Ford lowered window-sticker mpg ratings for six vehicles last week, it was refreshingly forthright. But, frankly, there's a troubling undercurrent in recent mpg downgrades....
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Ford lowers mpg estimates on 6 models after internal audit

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
Ford, admitting that it made a mistake in calculating fuel economy estimates for several car models, including hybrids, will revise the mpg ratings downward and repay owners for the added fuel costs. Ford will distribute goodwill payments of $125 to $1,050 to some 200,000 consumers who leased or purchased affected vehicles....
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Fuel economy report shows cruisers, stragglers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
It has been two years since the Obama administration put the finishing touches on rules requiring cars and light trucks to average 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year....
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EPA finds automakers 'off to good start' on cutting emissions

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2014
Automakers beat government goals for the first year of President Barack Obama's new fuel economy standards, with only Jaguar Land Rover lacking enough EPA-issued credits to cover its obligations through the 2012 model year, according to an analysis the agency released today....
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EDITORIAL

Tier 3 emissions standards: Costs must be shared

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
New EPA regulations unveiled last week will go a long way toward improving U.S. air quality. This is an important stage in the country's long climb toward cleaner air....
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EPA orders clampdown on tailpipe emissions

11:41 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
In the Obama administration's latest push to clean up the new-car fleet and deal with America's lingering air pollution problems, the EPA today finalized stricter tailpipe emissions standards that will get ramp up from 2017 to 2025....
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U.S. plans new caps on sulfur in gasoline to cut tailpipe emissions, smog

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil new regulations on Monday to lower the sulfur content of gasoline in order to reduce automotive tailpipe emissions and smog levels, people familiar with the agency's deliberations told Bloomberg....
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Obama: Big trucks need higher mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Before President Obama leaves office, he wants to make sure the largest trucks on U.S. roads keep getting more fuel efficient into the 2020s....
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RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong....
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GABE NELSON

Automakers set to receive EPA anti-smog mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Rarely does the auto industry want the government to speed up new regulatory mandates....
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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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LEAN MUSCLE

EPA: Today's fuel-efficient vehicles can still pull their weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A recent report by the EPA shows that cars were just about as powerful and heavy as ever in the 2013 model year, the first year of the federal corporate average fuel economy standards that double to a nominal average of 54.5 mpg in the 2025 model year....
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Automakers' switch to new refrigerant will accelerate with EPA credits, European mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Auto companies are moving quickly to adopt the 1234yf refrigerant, despite its higher costs and a safety scare that raised concerns about possible toxic leaks. Regulators like it because it leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions than the chemical used in most vehicles today, which is called R134A....
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