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  • EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    by Oliver Patton, TruckingInfo.com, June 26 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency is more ambitious for the next phase of its heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards than it was for the first. Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, said that while it’s too early to spell out details, the agency will look at trailers as well as new engine and transmission technologies. Read more…

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  • President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    This afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama is announcing a comprehensive initiative to cut carbon pollution in America, while also working with other countries to reduce the global risk of climate change. The president’s plan, released this morning, highlights ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle emissions.  Specifically, the Obama Administration now plans new federal standards for heavy duty vehicles, covering trucks, vans and other large vehicles produced beyond 2018. The Obama administration [...]

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  • New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    by John Voelker, Green Car Reports, June 18 2013 Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow’s cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) level of 54.5 mpg translates to about 42 mpg on the EPA window sticker. Read more…

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  • Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    by James Amend, WardsAuto.com, April 29, 2013 U.S. auto makers made record mileage and carbon-dioxide-emissions improvements in model-year ’12 and appear on track to meeting first-year targets in the industry’s march toward new federally mandated levels of fuel efficiency… Read more

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  • CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    by Tom Murphy WardsAuto April 23, 2013 When 54.5 mpg (4.3 L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy standards take effect in 2025, more than 90% of vehicles on U.S. roads will employ 8-speed transmissions and downsized turbocharged engines using direct fuel injection, an Environmental Protection Agency official says. Likewise, turbochargers will gain power density as they grow in popularity for light-duty applications, says Edward Nam, director of the EPA’s Light Duty Vehicles & Small Engines Center in Ann Arbor, MI. [...]

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  • Obama’s EPA nominee touts 2025 mpg deal at confirmation hearing

    Obama’s EPA nominee touts 2025 mpg deal at confirmation hearing

    by David Shepardson The Detroit News April 11, 2013 Washington ‚Äî The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of the Obama administration’s top auto emissions regulator to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Gina McCarthy, who had a key role in negotiating a deal with major automakers to double fuel-efficiency standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025, faced some tough questions from Republicans, who are deeply critical of many environmental regulations that they argue [...]

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