Senate bill aims to align NHTSA, EPA emissions programsFri, 26, May 2017
A half dozen US senators sponsored legislation to address technical discrepancies between separate federal programs that automakers say make it difficult to comply with carbon and fuel efficiency mandates.
AutoNews Now: March toward higher mpg inevitable?Fri, 24, Mar 2017
U.S. 2016 vehicles seen trailing fuel goals, boosting skepticismWed, 08, Mar 2017
Light vehicles from the 2016 model year will be the first to fall short of federal fuel economy targets in more than a decade, according to a new projection from regulators that could buttress a push by automakers to ease efficiency standards.
AutoNews Now: FCA diesels still on holdWed, 08, Mar 2017
Democrats urge EPA not to reopen vehicle fuel efficiency rulesTue, 07, Mar 2017
EPA expected to revisit rules on 2025 mpg targetsFri, 03, Mar 2017
The EPA is expected to announce as early as next week that it will reopen 2022-25 vehicle emissions requirements and fuel economy targets for review after automakers urged the Trump administration to reverse an Obama administration decision.
Industry must accept r&d cost for cleaner air, then charge for itMon, 20, Feb 2017
Listening to the recent rhetoric from the Detroit 3, you'd think the auto industry had been bleeding red ink since striking the CAFE agreement with the Obama administration, sitting on acres of unsalable wind-powered golf carts and handing out pink slips by the millions.
Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdownThu, 16, Feb 2017
Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.
AutoNews Now: Mueller 'irritated' at VW infightingMon, 13, Feb 2017
Carmakers can't be fooled by gas pricesMon, 13, Feb 2017
Automotive News was correct in calling out the Detroit 3 in its editorial in the Feb. 6 issue ("Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debate") for using scare tactics and squishy jobs research when lobbying the president on fuel economy standards.
Fields' CAFE claim comes with an asteriskMon, 06, Feb 2017
Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields asked President Donald Trump last month for relief on strict Obama-era fuel economy mandates, claiming “various studies” say 1 million jobs are at risk if the regulations aren't relaxed. But independent industry analysts and environmental groups argue that figure is unrealistic and that Fields cherry-picked a worst-case scenario from a dubious report.