EPA mileage ratings
Calif. upholds Obama emissions rules, setting up clash with EPA over mpg targetsFri, 24, Mar 2017
California approved light-vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration has put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators over emissions rules that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.
With EPA victory comes new uncertaintySun, 19, Mar 2017
Automakers face a new wild card in the form of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose views on climate change and federal power challenge the foundations of the landmark deal they struck with the government in 2012.
Study warns of higher consumer prices, job losses under current mpg rulesThu, 09, Mar 2017
EPA chief says Congress should weigh whether carbon dioxide is a pollutantThu, 09, Mar 2017
In an interview with CNBC, EPA chief Scott Pruitt also said the Trump administration will make an announcement on fuel efficiency standards for light vehicles "very soon," stressing that he and President Donald Trump believe current standards were rushed through.
EPA rates VW's 2017 e-Golf at 126 mpg-e and boosts range to 125 milesWed, 22, Feb 2017
Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targetsSun, 12, Feb 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.
EPA's Grundler: VW emissions violations, fines a deterrent to auto industryWed, 25, Jan 2017
The massive fines paid by Volkswagen and criminal indictment of seven company executives have become a "very strong deterrent" to cheating by other automakers, the EPA's director of transportation and air quality says.
EPA move could set up new fight over CO2Mon, 16, Jan 2017
Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesMon, 05, Dec 2016
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.
Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rulesFri, 02, Dec 2016
Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand.
EPA stands by 2025 emissions standardsWed, 30, Nov 2016
The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.
Chevy Cruze diesel hatchback may claim highway mpg crownTue, 11, Oct 2016
Chevrolet plans to equip the Cruze diesel with a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission that could deliver 50 mpg on the highway. The diesel sedan will arrive in early 2017 and the diesel hatchback will be available for the 2018 model year.