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 |  Jul 23 2014, 7:31 AM

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s real-world tests for fuel economy could mean test-track audits.

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 |  Jul 15 2014, 8:15 AM

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Fuel mileage claims may be getting more accurate if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has its way.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 4:02 PM

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After fuel economy scandals involving Hyundai, Kia and Ford, the EPA plans to publicly release the results from auditing those claims.

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 |  Feb 13 2013, 6:01 PM

After Hyundai and Kia admitted to its false mileage claims, an EPA engineer expects the government to more closely monitor automakers’ fuel economy ratings.

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 |  Jan 25 2013, 5:15 PM

Hyundai and Kia owners seem willing to forgive and forget the faux fuel consumption numbers reported on vehicles from both makers ranging from the 2011 to 2013 model years.

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 |  Jan 25 2013, 12:02 PM

Korean car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia are spending big money to keep customers happy after the EPA discovered overstated fuel economy claims on several of its cars.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 8:00 AM

Executive and analysts in the automotive industry believe that Hyundai and Kia may not be the only automakers recalling their fuel economy figures.

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 |  Nov 19 2012, 8:02 PM

Left in the wake of Hyundai’s debunked fuel economy claims, brands that vowed to catch up are unexpectedly well-positioned. 

As gas mileage lurches to the forefront of many driver’s minds, car buyers are considering which product will be the least thirsty. It’s an issue that easily put Hyundai atop many lists until recently when the EPA found Hyundai to have exaggerated its mileage claims. Of course, that revelation is expected to hurt Hyundai’s sales, but a recent report fro Bloomberg suggests it will also be particularly good for Honda, which was formerly the U.S. fuel economy leader.

SEE ALSO: Hyundai, Kia Sued in US Over Incorrect MPG Claims

Hyundai’s efficiency claims were a face-full of cold water for several automakers not the least of which was Honda. It, along with many others including Ford, Nissan and Toyota, worked vigorously to improve fuel consumption figures. Much like a student pouring over a term paper without knowing the deadline has been pushed back, those brands find themselves ahead of Hyundai.

“We’ve been conservative in our EPA estimates,” said Mike Accavitti, Honda’s head of U.S. marketing, to Bloomberg. “We triple check everything so customers are satisfied with the mileage they get in the real world.”

In 2012, Honda’s generally-popular civic took a beating with negative reviews. Quick to turn around, the brand will already offer a refreshed version for 2013 which could be timed perfectly to steal business away from Hyundai and Kia as customers shaken trust in the brand shoos value-minded buyers in other directions.

[Source: Bloomberg]

 |  Nov 05 2012, 11:16 AM

As webs meant to catch flies go, the Environmental Protection Agency‘s might soon look tattered and threadbare as its investigation expands to suggest Hyundai and Kia might not be the only brands fudging mpg claims. 

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