clean car standards


Trump Fuel Efficiency Rollback Is an Attack on Science and the Public Interest

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation released their long-awaited revisions to federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards. To no one’s surprise, their preferred alternative is to essentially eliminate the standards—a predetermined outcome that the administration is now trying to defend with bogus analysis.  The current standards were created in collaboration with California and the entire automotive industry and have directly made new cars and trucks cleaner and cheaper to drive. EPA and California Air Resources Board scientists spent years studying the standards, as was required, and concluded last year they are technologically feasible and cost-effective.

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Streaks of light on Colorado road.

Good News for Colorado Drivers: Hickenlooper Moves to Adopt State Clean Car Standards

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

This week Governor Hickenlooper ordered his agency staff to move forward in adopting California Clean Car Standards for Colorado – a move that would prevent the harm to Colorado consumers that the anticipated federal rollback of fuel economy and emissions standards is expected to bring.   Read more >

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Newsflash: Better Fuel Efficiency is Good For Jobs

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

Keeping the fuel standards strong is the best way to help grow jobs and support our economy.  Investing in technology advancement in the auto industry and saving consumers money on fuel – both outcomes of clean car standards – help to create jobs and make our economy stronger. Read more >

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Global Warming Emissions (LDVs, HDVs) (1990-2040)

The Biggest Climate Regulation You Might Not Know About

, senior vehicles analyst

The web is abuzz right now over the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and rightly so—this is one of the President’s key items under his Climate Action Plan. But did you know that the EPA recently proposed another major climate regulation? In June, the EPA and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) proposed a major new phase of regulations that will reduce fuel consumption and global warming emissions from heavy-duty trucks. Read more >

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What Makes a Car a Truck and Why it Matters for Fuel Economy

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

When I was growing up, we called vehicles like the Honda CRV, the Toyota Rav4, and the Ford Escape “station wagons.” But that’s not very cool today, so instead they are called “crossover” vehicles—a mix between an SUV and a car. Read more >

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