Tag Archives: Fuel Economy

Trump’s Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards Continues To Blow Up In His Face

The Trump administration formally proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards in August 2018, but two new reports suggest that the rollback may not end up happening at all. That’s thanks to some remarkable—even for this crew—incompetence.

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Where Have You Run Out Of Gas?

I’ve never run out of gas. I’ve come close, but I’ve always made it to the pump in time. My sister though? She ran out of gas and in one of the worst places.

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GM, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Subaru, And Others Side With Trump Administration In Fuel Economy Battle

Auto companies take sides on Trump’s fuel economy battle, GM made a nice pile of change while workers were on strike, Porsche “online” sales, Mr. Musk goes to trial, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Shit About Cars

Right off the bat, I’d like to remind everybody that’s considering banging out angry emails about “politics” and “bias” that I’ve also written about how a prominent Democratic presidential candidate didn’t know shit about cars. I think it’s important to revisit the idea that powerful politicians don’t know shit about…

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I Don’t Get Why The EPA Doesn’t Also Rate Cars At 70 MPH

The EPA rates your car’s fuel economy through a driving cycle on a dyno meant to replicate city and highway driving. Sure. OK. But I don’t get why they don’t also rate your car, like, exactly in actual highway driving.

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The War Over Fuel Economy Is Just Beginning

The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!

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Trump Will Officially Propose Weakening Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards Next Week: Report

The plan to rollback fuel economy standards set by former President Barack Obama has been kicking around President Donald Trump’s mind since taking office, and come next week, it’ll officially go live, according to a report from E&E News.

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The 2019 Mazda Miata’s Big Horsepower Bump Won’t Hurt Fuel Economy 

The 2019 Mazda Miata is Mazda’s answer to the prayers of the people—the prayers that start with “more power” and end with “amen, also please don’t forget the power.” The best part is, new fuel-economy ratings say the bump from 155 to 181 horsepower won’t cost more at the pump.

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GM’s Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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Subaru Employees Altered Fuel Economy And Emissions Data During New-Car Inspections

Like Nissan, Subaru is in hot water for having unqualified staff signing off on final vehicle inspections. This is a big deal in Japan, where authorities ordered Subaru to conduct an investigation. That investigation, the company said in a release Friday, revealed that employees meddled with fuel economy and emissions…

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