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U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

NHTSA and the EPA will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model-year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.

April 2, 2020

Ford Ranger Reaches 26 MPG Highway

Ford Ranger Reaches 26 MPG Highway

The 2019 Ford Ranger provides EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined for 4x2 trucks.

December 11, 2018

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide
New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

June 6, 2017

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

May 30, 2017

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

March 15, 2017

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

November 30, 2016

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

November 14, 2016

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

November 4, 2016

New-Vehicle MPG Drops in April

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in April was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from the value for March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

May 6, 2016

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers 42 MPG Highway

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers 42 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze's 42 miles per gallon on the highway, as rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, increased from initial estimates by GM that the compact car would deliver 40 mpg highway.

April 18, 2016

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in 2016
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