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  • A Model Year Ends, A New TV Season Begins, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Are Up

    A Model Year Ends, A New TV Season Begins, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Are Up

    by David Friedman Deputy Director, Clean Vehicles October 17, 2012 Fall is officially here and television lovers are tuning in to the new season of their favorite shows. And, in an annual ritual dating back more than 60 years, we TV viewers are also tuning in to commercials from car companies promoting their 2013 Model Year (MY) line of cars and trucks. Of course, for me the start of the new model year also means it is a great time [...]

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  • American consumers want more miles per gallon

    American consumers want more miles per gallon

    by David Champion, Consumer Reports; and Mark Cooper and Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America The Hill’s Congress Blog October 11, 2012 The recent adoption of a new national average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2025 is not only one of the most important energy policy moves of the past quarter-century, it is also a big win for consumers… Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, two of the country’s leading consumer [...]

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  • Higher vehicle fuel efficiency standards will save money at the pump, create jobs

    Higher vehicle fuel efficiency standards will save money at the pump, create jobs

    by Michael Bolton MLIVE Guest Commentary October 8, 2012 Michael Bolton, director of United Steelworkers District 2, explores the adopted standards impact on Michigan. Gas prices go up, we feel the pinch on our wallets, but we’re quick to forget it as soon as they drop again. It’s that short-term memory that unfortunately has influenced our attitudes on fuel efficiency in the past. Longer term relief is in sight, as the administration ushers in higher standards that will help drivers [...]

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  • Let’s count the ways to support new fuel-economy standards

    Let’s count the ways to support new fuel-economy standards

    Editorial The Youngstown Vindicator September 24, 2012 New fuel-economy standards for American-made automobiles and light trucks recently adopted by the Obama administration carry a multitude of potential perks for American consumers, the global environment and the Mahoning Valley economy. As such, all players in the race to meet or exceed them should embrace the exciting challenges and tangible rewards they promise… Read more…

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  • 54.5 mpg standard is worth pursuing

    54.5 mpg standard is worth pursuing

    USA Today Editorial September 10, 2012 …The new rules‚Äî set to take effect at the end of October ‚Äî call for cars and trucks to get an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. At first blush, that sounds overly ambitious, because few vehicles come close to that level of performance today. Yet dig a little deeper, and the rules make sense for a variety of reasons… Read more…

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  • Efficient way to save on gas

    Efficient way to save on gas

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune Editorial September 9, 2012 Consumers have two options for reducing their expenditures on gasoline — drive less or drive vehicles that are more fuel efficient… The most practical alternative for reducing fuel costs — or, at least, keeping them in check when gas prices rise — is to expand the available choices of efficient vehicles. New federal rules, requiring manufacturers to nearly double the average fuel economy of cars and trucks by 2025, are aimed at providing those [...]

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