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GM Promises To Make More Vehicles That Get 40 MPG By 2017

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Eight General Motors models will get 40 mpg or higher by 2017, according to a GM press release regarding the 2012 Sustainability Report. The company plans on doubling the amount of vehicles that receive those ratings by 2017 along with other objectives including increasing the number of electrified vehicles out on the road and decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from its vehicles. Dan Akerson, chairman and CEO of General Motors, says, “Our long-term approach to sustainability enables us ... continue reading»

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U.S. Government's 2025 Fuel Standards Met with Mixed Reviews

In 2011, the Obama Administration released new fuel economy standards for automakers, which require that an automaker’s fleet of cars and light trucks average 54.5 mpg by 2025. The federal mandate has been met with a mix of positive and negative reactions from consumer groups and car dealers who disagree over its consumer benefits. Consumer groups, like Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America, approve of the 54.5 mpg average because they say that consumer savings will ... continue reading»

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Obama Administration Delays CAFE Standards

The Obama Administration will not meet its September deadline for releasing its 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The new deadline is mid-November of this year. CAFE is a national effort to increase fleet-wide vehicle fuel-economy averages to 54.5 mpg by 2025. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the delay in a statement, citing more “coordination with California” and “car companies” as the reason for the holdup, according to the Detroit Free Press. The New York Times indicates that ... continue reading»

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Automakers Brainstorm to Meet 54.5 MPG Standard

With new fuel economy standards set for 2025, automakers are working to figure out how to meet the upcoming 54.5 mpg requirement. This week, they’re hashing out ideas at the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars. “The use of turbo-chargers should jump to more than 80 percent in 2020 from around 5 percent in 2009,” writes The Detroit News, who also reports that automakers are working on fuel-saving techniques that include lightweight materials, as well ... continue reading»

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Obama Announces 54.5 mpg Fuel Economy Guidelines for 2025

By model-year 2025, fuel economy across each automaker’s fleet of vehicles will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks, The White House Office of the Press Secretary reports. President Obama was joined by representatives from Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the State of California, when making his announcement today. “This agreement on fuel standards represents the single ... continue reading»

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