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Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said. Vehicles sold in the U.S. are on average the most fuel efficient they've ever been, averaging 24.1 mpg in 2013, a 0.5 mpg increase from the previous year....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford F-150 mpg for 2015 is a mixed bag

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

In round one of aluminum vs. diesel, diesel wins. Ford's new F-150 failed to knock off the pickup fuel economy champ, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel....
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Hyundai, Kia agree to $350M U.S. settlement over inflated mileage claims

10:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a settlement worth more than $350 million to end the government's two-year investigation into the inflated fuel economy ratings of some 1.2 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles....
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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

BLOG: 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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