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Posts Tagged ‘fuel economy’

Gone Fishin’: Chairman Issa Seeks Clean Car Controversy Where There Is None

Fishing is great sport. My dad and I used to go fishing for skipjacks (baby bluefish) off Rocky Point in Rhode Island. It is great for relaxing, for bonding with family and friends, and, if you are both patient and lucky, it can put some good food on the table.   Read More

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One Incredible Day for the Future of the Automobile

Yes, it is worth repeating. Today is one incredible day for the future of the automobile, public health, America’s oil addiction, and global warming.  Read More

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BMW’s New Take on Clean Cars: Hand Sanitizer?

BMW of North America recently announced that it is launching a new “all-natural” hand sanitizer and moisturizer called Purif-i. In their press release, the company says that, “The unique collaboration between a natural cosmetics manufacturer and the BMW i mobility brand is an example of how nature and technology can work together and effectively enhance each other.” It goes on to note that, “Purif-i was created for the BMW i generation, a generation always in search of products that not only make life in megacities easier, but also minimize environmental impact. ”

As a parent of a toddler, I’ve got no beef with hand sanitizer, and I know I’m not in BMW’s marketing niche (my wife and I own ten-year-old cars and bike to work about half the time), but come on, seriously? Read More

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The Future is Now: 39 Models Meet Tomorrow’s Fuel Economy Requirements Today

A number of pieces in the media, including a recent column by long-time Automotive News number-cruncher John K. Teahen Jr., have wrongly claimed that the upcoming 2017-2025 vehicle standards will force consumers into small cars. Read More

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Fuel Economy Parlor Games

Quick question: Which saves more fuel, a 2 mpg increase or a 16 mpg increase? While most people would logically choose the latter, the correct answer is, in fact, “it depends.”  Read More

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Death of the BMW X6 Hybrid – Do Luxury Hybrid Buyers Want Fuel Economy Too?

If UCS‘s Hybrid Scorecard is any predictor of the future, then it was only a matter of time for the BMW X6 hybrid to meet its makerRead More

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The Latest News on Gas Prices is Bad News for Our Economic Recovery

Across the country, articles are showing up with the news that gasoline prices are down anywhere from three to fifteen cents since last week. The average drop was six cents per gallon according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

That sounds like good news, no? Well, there’s a catch… Read More

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Oil For Jobs – Why Fuel Economy Standards Are Good for the Economy

Jobs are pretty much the talk of the town these days. Politicians want to create them, the employed want to keep them, and the unemployed want to get them.  At the same time the vast majority of American consumers, nearly 90 percent according to this Consumer Federation of America Survey, think its important to reduce our oil consumption.

What if we could trade some of our oil dependence for more jobs? Read More

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The Old Problem of CAFE’s New Math

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new passenger vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards that were recently announced. (For those of you who missed class that day, these standards will make our vehicles more climate-friendly and go further on a gallon of gas in the coming years.)  Read More

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