fuel economy standards


That shiny new truck could have a 15-year-old engine that doesn’t meet today’s standards, and you may never know…except for the plumes of pollution behind it, if it’s a glider vehicle. Photo: Jeremy Rempel. CC-BY-ND 2.0 (Flickr)

Pruitt Seeks to Reopen Truck Pollution Loophole per Cronies’ Request

, senior vehicles analyst

The EPA proposed to repeal part of the recent regulations on heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal would affect “glider vehicles” (trucks built from a refurbished engine and a brand-new chassis) and would reopen a loophole so big you could, well, drive a truck through it…leaving a ridiculously large cloud of pollution in its wake. Read more >

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A Glimmer of Good News for the Climate: EPA Affirms Fuel Efficiency Standards

, senior vehicles analyst

On Wednesday, the EPA proposed maintaining its global warming emissions standards for passenger vehicles out to 2025. These standards were finalized in 2012 to protect public health, reduce global warming emissions and fossil fuel use, and save consumers money at the pump. Read more >

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Fuel Economy Reaches Highest Level Ever as Automakers Continue to Beat EPA Regulations

, senior vehicles analyst

EPA released its annual reports on the fuel economy of new vehicles and how well automakers are complying with regulations—and yet again, new vehicles sold are more efficient than they’ve ever been, while automakers continue to exceed the federal standards. Read more >

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Déjà Vu: Shoddy Economic Study Touted by Automakers Flouts Facts

, senior vehicles analyst

The mid-term evaluation of fuel economy standards is in full swing, and with the close of the public comment period on the Technical Assessment Report from the federal agencies, we now have a better understanding of the types of arguments being used by automakers as they try to weaken the federal passenger vehicle efficiency standards—to no one’s surprise, it relies on a lot of half-baked nonsense and fearmongering. Read more >

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Why Do Fuel Economy Standards Matter With Cheap Gas?

, senior vehicles analyst

With gas prices so low, automakers are claiming that nobody wants fuel-efficient vehicles. But consumers are smarter than that—they know that gas prices fluctuate. Read more >

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