The Truth About Cars » EPA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » EPA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Time’s Up: Volkswagen Must Submit 3-liter TDI Fix for Approval by Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278322 Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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EPA Gives 2016 BMW X5d Clean Bill of Emissions, Kind Of http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:40:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240353 (Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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(Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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Volkswagen Beats EPA Buzzer, Details Fix to US Officials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:37:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224761 On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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More Volkswagen, Audi Vehicles Included in EPA’s 3-liter Diesel Notice of Violation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/more-volkswagen-audi-vehicles-included-in-epas-3-liter-diesel-notice-of-violation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/more-volkswagen-audi-vehicles-included-in-epas-3-liter-diesel-notice-of-violation/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:18:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223777 During a meeting Thursday between the Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen and Audi, officials from the automakers told the regulator an emissions program for 3-liter turbodiesel engines is also used on 2009 through 2016 model year vehicles, the EPA said in a statement today. An earlier statement from the EPA on November 2 pointed the finger at […]

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During a meeting Thursday between the Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen and Audi, officials from the automakers told the regulator an emissions program for 3-liter turbodiesel engines is also used on 2009 through 2016 model year vehicles, the EPA said in a statement today. An earlier statement from the EPA on November 2 pointed the finger at […]

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US, Canada, Germany to Expand Testing for All Diesel Vehicles, Not Just Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/us-canada-germany-to-expand-testing-for-all-diesel-vehicles-not-just-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/us-canada-germany-to-expand-testing-for-all-diesel-vehicles-not-just-volkswagen/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 17:24:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214409 Government agencies from the United States, Canada and Germany will be testing diesel vehicles from automakers other than Volkswagen to check their compliance with emission laws. According to The New York Times, regulators in North America “are significantly expanding their on-the-road emissions tests to cover all makes and models of diesel cars.” The same on-road […]

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Government agencies from the United States, Canada and Germany will be testing diesel vehicles from automakers other than Volkswagen to check their compliance with emission laws. According to The New York Times, regulators in North America “are significantly expanding their on-the-road emissions tests to cover all makes and models of diesel cars.” The same on-road […]

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Porsche Cancels Sale of Cayenne Diesel; Audi Pulls Diesel Cars From Site http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/porsche-cancels-sale-cayenne-diesel-audi-pulls-diesel-cars-site/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/porsche-cancels-sale-cayenne-diesel-audi-pulls-diesel-cars-site/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211745 Porsche announced Wednesday that it would stop selling its Cayenne Diesel model after regulators announced those cars were allegedly installed with an illegal “cheat device” to fool emissions tests. Audi removed all diesels vehicles from their online configurator, even though the Q7 diesel was not mentioned by the Environmental Protection Agency has having a “defeat device” […]

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Porsche announced Wednesday that it would stop selling its Cayenne Diesel model after regulators announced those cars were allegedly installed with an illegal “cheat device” to fool emissions tests. Audi removed all diesels vehicles from their online configurator, even though the Q7 diesel was not mentioned by the Environmental Protection Agency has having a “defeat device” […]

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FTC Looking into Volkswagen’s ‘Clean Diesel’ Claims Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/ftc-looking-volkswagens-clean-diesel-claims-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/ftc-looking-volkswagens-clean-diesel-claims-now/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195962 The Federal Trade Commission will join the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency in investigating claims that Volkswagen cheated consumers and regulators with bogus emissions claims of its diesel cars, Politico reported (via Bloomberg). The FTC’s inquiry will focus on whether the German automaker lied to consumers about “clean diesel” claims in its advertisements when, in […]

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The Federal Trade Commission will join the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency in investigating claims that Volkswagen cheated consumers and regulators with bogus emissions claims of its diesel cars, Politico reported (via Bloomberg). The FTC’s inquiry will focus on whether the German automaker lied to consumers about “clean diesel” claims in its advertisements when, in […]

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Report: Volkswagen Lobbied for More Tax Credits for Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-volkswagen-lobbied-tax-credits-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-volkswagen-lobbied-tax-credits-diesels/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190554 Volkswagen lobbied hard in 2011 to receive the same — or higher — clean vehicle credits as electric cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. “They wanted a special deal for diesel cars that we now know weren’t even meeting the standard,” Margo Oge, a former director of the E.P.A. Office of Transportation and Air Quality, […]

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Volkswagen lobbied hard in 2011 to receive the same — or higher — clean vehicle credits as electric cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. “They wanted a special deal for diesel cars that we now know weren’t even meeting the standard,” Margo Oge, a former director of the E.P.A. Office of Transportation and Air Quality, […]

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TFLCar’s Jetta Dyno Test Doesn’t Show Us “Test Mode” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tflcars-jetta-dyno-test-doesnt-show-us-test-mode/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tflcars-jetta-dyno-test-doesnt-show-us-test-mode/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187034 Volkswagen is working on a fix to bring their “defeat device” equipped cars back into EPA compliance. The SCR upgrade option is very costly and another possibility is a software fix. The latter option would likely come in the form of an ECM calibration that would work similar to “test mode” at all times, possibly robbing […]

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Volkswagen is working on a fix to bring their “defeat device” equipped cars back into EPA compliance. The SCR upgrade option is very costly and another possibility is a software fix. The latter option would likely come in the form of an ECM calibration that would work similar to “test mode” at all times, possibly robbing […]

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Did Other OEMs Know Volkswagen Was Cheating? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/oems-know-volkswagen-cheating/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/oems-know-volkswagen-cheating/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186290 While working on a story about some very old cars, I stumbled upon something relevant to the latest big story in the automotive world. I ran into a Model T collector who’s also a powertrain engineer for Ford. Seizing the opportunity, I asked him if he could tell me what he was working on (sometimes […]

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While working on a story about some very old cars, I stumbled upon something relevant to the latest big story in the automotive world. I ran into a Model T collector who’s also a powertrain engineer for Ford. Seizing the opportunity, I asked him if he could tell me what he was working on (sometimes […]

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Diesel GM Canyon/Colorado Twins First to Feel EPA’s Wrath http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/diesel-gm-canyoncolorado-twins-first-feel-epas-wrath/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/diesel-gm-canyoncolorado-twins-first-feel-epas-wrath/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183618 The diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon will be the first to undergo increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency after the recent Volkswagen scandal turned emissions reporting on its head. According to Automotive News, a spokesman for GM said the testing could slightly delay the truck’s fourth-quarter release. “The EPA and CARB told us they […]

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The diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon will be the first to undergo increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency after the recent Volkswagen scandal turned emissions reporting on its head. According to Automotive News, a spokesman for GM said the testing could slightly delay the truck’s fourth-quarter release. “The EPA and CARB told us they […]

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Report: Taxpayers Paid $20.7 Million For ‘Clunker’ Volkswagen Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-taxpayers-paid-20-7-million-clunker-volkswagen-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-taxpayers-paid-20-7-million-clunker-volkswagen-diesels/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181218 Justin Hyde at Yahoo Autos has fine, fine reporting that U.S. taxpayers paid more than $20 million in incentives for Volkswagen diesel models under the “Cash for Clunkers” program. According to the report, 4,599 VW Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen diesel cars qualified for the maximum $4,500 incentive under the program. Those cars were equipped with […]

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Justin Hyde at Yahoo Autos has fine, fine reporting that U.S. taxpayers paid more than $20 million in incentives for Volkswagen diesel models under the “Cash for Clunkers” program. According to the report, 4,599 VW Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen diesel cars qualified for the maximum $4,500 incentive under the program. Those cars were equipped with […]

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Automakers’ Denials of Cheating Actually Faster Than Many of Their Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/automakers-denials-cheating-actually-faster-many-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/automakers-denials-cheating-actually-faster-many-cars/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:30:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181178 This week, Daimler, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued statements on how their diesel cars don’t cheat like someone else you may’ve heard of. “The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests,” BMW said in a statement Thursday. “We observe the legal requirements in each country and fulfill all local testing […]

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This week, Daimler, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued statements on how their diesel cars don’t cheat like someone else you may’ve heard of. “The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests,” BMW said in a statement Thursday. “We observe the legal requirements in each country and fulfill all local testing […]

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Biofuel Makers May Have Known About Volkswagen Emissions Rigging for Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/biofuel-makers-may-known-emissions-rigging-2012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/biofuel-makers-may-known-emissions-rigging-2012/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1180538 A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean Diesel” vehicles. The two California-based companies — Solazyme and Amyris — were given the Volkswagen vehicles to test their […]

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A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean Diesel” vehicles. The two California-based companies — Solazyme and Amyris — were given the Volkswagen vehicles to test their […]

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Feds Say They’ll Tighten Emissions Tests to Catch Cheaters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/feds-say-theyll-tighten-emissions-tests-catch-cheaters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/feds-say-theyll-tighten-emissions-tests-catch-cheaters/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:25:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179826 Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said this week that they’ll change regulations to hopefully catch carmakers who cheat on emissions tests in the future. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters at a Wall Street Journal forum Tuesday that the agency would be “upping its game” to stop automakers like Volkswagen from creating two dramatically different […]

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Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said this week that they’ll change regulations to hopefully catch carmakers who cheat on emissions tests in the future. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters at a Wall Street Journal forum Tuesday that the agency would be “upping its game” to stop automakers like Volkswagen from creating two dramatically different […]

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Tech Dive: How the Chevy Cruze Diesel Stays Clean http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tech-dive-chevy-cruze-stays-clean/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/tech-dive-chevy-cruze-stays-clean/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179457 Volkswagen may not be the only one that was cheating on their emissions testing. Reports coming out of the European Federation for Transport and Environment are shining light on other manufacturers which could be putting out dodgy emissions figures. I found the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer on one such report and decided to take a look at […]

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Volkswagen may not be the only one that was cheating on their emissions testing. Reports coming out of the European Federation for Transport and Environment are shining light on other manufacturers which could be putting out dodgy emissions figures. I found the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer on one such report and decided to take a look at […]

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After the NOx Particulates Settle, Everyone Loses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nox-particulates-settle-everyone-loses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nox-particulates-settle-everyone-loses/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178761 Volkswagen broke the law. Scratch that. Volkswagen knowingly went out of their way to break the law, did as much as they could to cover up that fact, and only admitted to wrongdoing when the evidence was so heavy that the German giant couldn’t stand under the weight of its own conspiracy. Nearly 11 million […]

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Volkswagen broke the law. Scratch that. Volkswagen knowingly went out of their way to break the law, did as much as they could to cover up that fact, and only admitted to wrongdoing when the evidence was so heavy that the German giant couldn’t stand under the weight of its own conspiracy. Nearly 11 million […]

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Volkswagen Emissions Fix May Not Last Long Thanks to Aftermarket Tuners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-emissions-fix-may-not-last-long/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-emissions-fix-may-not-last-long/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177994 Many in the Volkswagen diesel community are fanatical about their fuel economy and are understandably angry that a fix for the current emissions scandal may see them lose fuel economy in order to lower NOx output. The aftermarket community has provided modifications for the DPF and Adblue systems in the past, meaning there’s good chance […]

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Many in the Volkswagen diesel community are fanatical about their fuel economy and are understandably angry that a fix for the current emissions scandal may see them lose fuel economy in order to lower NOx output. The aftermarket community has provided modifications for the DPF and Adblue systems in the past, meaning there’s good chance […]

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BREAKING: EPA Expands Emissions Investigation to Volkswagen 3.0-Liter V6 Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-epa-expands-emissions-investigation-to-volkswagen-3-0-liter-v6-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-epa-expands-emissions-investigation-to-volkswagen-3-0-liter-v6-diesels/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177666 Until now, the EPA’s investigation into NOx emissions has centered around Volkswagen’s four-cylinder diesel engines equipped in the Jetta, Golf, Golf/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle Coupe/Convertible, Passat and Audi A3. The EPA is now investigating the larger 3.0-liter diesel, used by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, to see if it is compliant or affected by the same “defeat […]

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Until now, the EPA’s investigation into NOx emissions has centered around Volkswagen’s four-cylinder diesel engines equipped in the Jetta, Golf, Golf/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle Coupe/Convertible, Passat and Audi A3. The EPA is now investigating the larger 3.0-liter diesel, used by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, to see if it is compliant or affected by the same “defeat […]

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2016 Smart Fortwo Won’t Hit Magic 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:04:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1156354 The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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Higher Octane Could Solve All of Our Problems http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/higher-octane-solve-problems/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/higher-octane-solve-problems/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1136298 Speaking at a conference this week, EPA exec Christopher Grundler said automakers have asked for higher octane fuels for higher compression tolerance and more powerful engines, Automotive News is reporting. Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar series, Grundler said the EPA has the authority to regulate fuel, but that the agency would investigate whether it […]

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Speaking at a conference this week, EPA exec Christopher Grundler said automakers have asked for higher octane fuels for higher compression tolerance and more powerful engines, Automotive News is reporting. Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar series, Grundler said the EPA has the authority to regulate fuel, but that the agency would investigate whether it […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Improves Over 2015 Model In Fuel Economy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-improves-2015-model-fuel-economy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-improves-2015-model-fuel-economy/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:13:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1053529 Owners of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will experience better fuel economy compared to the outgoing 2015 model. Those who choose to pair the roadster’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv I4 with a six-speed automatic will see EPA-rated numbers of 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined, according to Edmunds. Those who pick the manual […]

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Owners of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will experience better fuel economy compared to the outgoing 2015 model. Those who choose to pair the roadster’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv I4 with a six-speed automatic will see EPA-rated numbers of 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined, according to Edmunds. Those who pick the manual […]

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EPA: Industry Exceeded National GHG Emissions Standards In 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/epa-industry-exceeded-national-ghg-emissions-standards-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/epa-industry-exceeded-national-ghg-emissions-standards-2013/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1030249 According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry outperformed national greenhouse gas emissions standards for a second consecutive year. For MY 2013 vehicles, the average GHG emission came to 12 grams per mile — 1.4 miles per gallon — better than what was required by the 2013 standard. The EPA also found that MY […]

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry outperformed national greenhouse gas emissions standards for a second consecutive year. For MY 2013 vehicles, the average GHG emission came to 12 grams per mile — 1.4 miles per gallon — better than what was required by the 2013 standard. The EPA also found that MY […]

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Analysis: EPA Revising Fuel Economy Testing Guidelines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/analysis-epa-revising-fuel-economy-testing-guidelines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/analysis-epa-revising-fuel-economy-testing-guidelines/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:10:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1006610 After a series of scandals involving incorrect fuel economy ratings, the EPA is revising its self-reporting guidelines for auto maker fuel economy standards, in a bid to ensure greater accuracy in the real world. Currently, manufacturers are responsible for conducting their own tests according to EPA guidelines. While the new regulations cover the preparation of […]

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After a series of scandals involving incorrect fuel economy ratings, the EPA is revising its self-reporting guidelines for auto maker fuel economy standards, in a bid to ensure greater accuracy in the real world. Currently, manufacturers are responsible for conducting their own tests according to EPA guidelines. While the new regulations cover the preparation of […]

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EPA: 2016 Honda HR-V Nets 31 MPG Combined http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/epa-2016-honda-hr-v-nets-31-mpg-combined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/epa-2016-honda-hr-v-nets-31-mpg-combined/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=985450 Those shopping for a small, fuel-efficient crossover can now add the 2016 Honda HR-V to the list, thanks to its EPA-certified 31 mpg combined rating. Autoblog reports the HR-V also delivers 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, but only if one opts for the FWD model with CVT. Adding power […]

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Those shopping for a small, fuel-efficient crossover can now add the 2016 Honda HR-V to the list, thanks to its EPA-certified 31 mpg combined rating. Autoblog reports the HR-V also delivers 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, but only if one opts for the FWD model with CVT. Adding power […]

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