EPA Moves to Lock in 2025 Emissions Standards

The Obama administration is pushing to lock in fuel efficiency standards before the Trump administration takes over in January.

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New Proposal Seeks to Triple NHTSA Funding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) could see a major boost in funding if President Obama has his way.

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Obama Administration Seeks New NHTSA Head

An active search is underway for a new administrator for The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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NHTSA Looks to Regulate Smartphone Navigation Apps

In the battle against distracted driving, NHTSA is looking for the authority to regulate the use of smartphone apps while behind the wheel.

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Strict New MPG Rules to Raise Used Vehicle Prices: Study

Upcoming corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards mandate that new vehicles sold in 2025 and beyond will need to get an average 54.5 mpg, a standard that aims to save the U.S. 2.2-million barrels of oil per day.

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Obama Calls for 75 Percent Boost in EV Research

President Barack Obama called for a 75 percent boost to the U.S. Department of Energy’s research budget today.

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Death of V8 Predicted by Fiat-Chrysler CEO

Love it or hate it, the Obama administration’s 54.5 mpg rule will force change in the auto industry’s future as Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is pointing out. 

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Obama MPG Rule Delayed by Administration

Likely behind countless sleepless nights among the world’s automotive engineers, the Obama administration’s mandate for improved fuel efficiency was expected to take effect yesterday, but the gun remains unfired.

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Gas Prices Reach an Average of $3.90 Per Gallon

Over the last few months, we’ve seen prices at the pumps steadily rise, to the point that the national average is now some $3.90 per gallon.

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GM Working On A Low-Cost Fix For Volt Battery

Now that the vehicle is here, it is not without its problems. Sales of this plug-in hybrid have not been great, and these days, everyone is talking about the recent crash-related fires.

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Volkswagen Still Looking for Changes to 2025 CAFE Standards

Volkswagen was one of several large automakers that did not sign off on the Obama Administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025.

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US Loosens Truck MPG Standards In An Effort To Win Support

There’s no question that the US Federal government’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards have drawn a lot of fire and widespread opposition from automakers, especially as the Obama administration is now pushing for a 56 miles per gallon fleet average target by 2025.

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Obama's Fuel Efficiency Push On Fleet Vehicles Could Increase Gas Use, Not Reduce It

President Barrack Obama’s initiative for government fleet vehicles to be able to run on alternative fuels like E85 ethanol, could result in higher gas consumption, rather than reducing it. That means, this project could end up doing the opposite of what it was set out to achieve.

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Obama Cuts Funding To Clean-Diesel, Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Last year, the Obama Administration heavily backed Detroit’s automakers with a big helping of government funding. The bail-out money that was partly provided to General Motors and Chrysler, was for these companies to develop and sell hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles. The end result was the hardly amazing Chevrolet Volt.

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Report: Obama's Goal of 1 Million Electric Cars by 2015 Unreachable

The Obama Administration has made a significant effort to increase the number of electric cars being produced, but according to a new report by Indiana University it won’t meet its goal of getting 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015.

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