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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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  • How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    Consumer Reports, June 13 2013 Consumers who buy the fuel-efficient new cars that will roll out to meet tough new fuel economy standards will save thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicles, according to a new report released today by Consumer Reports. Fuel savings will more than offset any additional price increase for the new technology required to meet the more stringent standards. Safety and fuel economy have improved simultaneously, and the new standards will not impact safety. [...]

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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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  • Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

    Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

    Plastics Today, April 7 2013 An increased industry emphasis on fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort are accelerating the drive for heavy truck OEMs and their tier suppliers to discover new solutions for lightweighting, better ergonomics, styling, and sustainability. At the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY,Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business(Pittsfield, MA) showcased the ways material technology, processing technology, and design technology can help the heavy truck industry achieve lighter weight, more sustainable heavy duty trucks. Today, heavy trucks consume [...]

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  • Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

    Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

    by Antony Ingram, Green Car Reports, April 4, 2013 If you’re used to driving around in a Prius then average miles per gallon of 24.6 will sound a little poor in comparison. But that’s the average economy of all cars, light trucks, minivans andSUVspurchased in the U.S. in March–and it’s an all-time high. Read more…

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  • EPA Fuel Economy Report: Americans Vehicles Saw 1.4 MPG Jump Last Year

    EPA Fuel Economy Report: Americans Vehicles Saw 1.4 MPG Jump Last Year

    by Ryan Koronowski Climate Progress March 16, 2013 Yesterday, EPA released a new report that showed major fuel efficiency gains in American vehicles. EPA’s annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States is signaling a significant 1.4 mile per gallon (mpg) increase for 2012 cars and trucks ‚Äì along with a continued decrease in carbon pollution. Read more…

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