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  • Steel Comes Out Ahead in the Race for Lighter, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    Steel Comes Out Ahead in the Race for Lighter, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    by Mike Rippey Roll Call Guest Opinion April 11, 2013 The future of American manufacturing and, perhaps more significantly, the rebound of this nation’s steel industry was the focus of testimonies recently made to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. I, along with other steel industry executives, covered critical issues ranging from trade and infrastructure to energy and environment; yet, one of the key headlines to emerge was steel’s essential and growing role in enabling […]

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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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  • New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    by Philippe Crowe, HybridCars.com, April 11, 2013 TrueCar announced today that fuel economy numbers from March light vehicle sales indicate the average increased to 23.7 mpg. This is the third consecutive month average fuel economy records have been achieved by the industry. Read more…  

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  • U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    by Steve Rousseau Popular Mechanics March 18, 2013 f it were possible to sum up in a single number the auto industry’s response to all of the slings and arrows of its recent fortune‚Äîan economic recession, subsequent bailouts, and spiking gas prices ‚Äî that number would be 23.8. According to a recent annual EPA report on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy trends, 23.8 mpg is the average fuel economy of all the cars on U.S. roads. It’s the highest […]

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  • Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    by Robert Schoenberger The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 18, 2013 New cars hit a fuel economy record last year, getting 23.8 miles a gallon. And at the same time, they got more powerful and better at drag racing. Along with that mileage, new vehicles went from 0-60 miles an hour in 9.3 seconds, the fastest since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting figures in 1975. Horsepower last year was the second highest ever, falling slightly from 2011’s record. Credit […]

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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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