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  • Nov 4, 2014
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    Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry

    A very senior Toyota executive told me that if gasoline prices are around $3 a gallon in 2018, the company will not be able to meet CAFE regulations. If Toyota can’t meet CAFE targets, then who can?...More
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    EPA Tests Prompt BMW to Scale Back Mini Coopers Mileage Claims  

    The EPA says four Mini Cooper models from the '14 model year were shown to have combined highway and city driving ratings 1 mpg lower than the automaker initially claimed....More
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    Green-Car Push May Thin Chinese Automakers' Ranks  

    All but the highest-volume automakers may have trouble affording China's increasingly strict fuel-economy rules....More
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    China to Crack Down on Automakers Missing Fuel-Economy Targets  

    The government says it will restrict production by automakers, and name them publicly, if they fail to meet fuel-economy standards for cars taking effect in 2015....More
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    Survey Shows U.S. Gasoline Prices Lowest Since November 2013  

    The Lundberg survey released Sunday says the average price of a gallon (3.8 L) of gasoline in the U.S. was $3.26 on Oct. 10, down 13 cents from year-ago and at its lowest point since Nov. 22....More
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    Fiat, VW Face Possible Lawsuit Over Fuel-Economy Claims  

    An Italian consumer group claims in a class-action lawsuit that Fiat's Panda 1.2L and VW's Golf 1.6L TDI models fall short of their manufacturers' fuel-efficiency claims by 18% and 50%, respectively....More
  • Aug 25, 2014
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    Finally, Voice of Reason

    The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer....More
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    REFILE-EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes  

    (Fixes dateline, typo in first bullet point) * Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than CO2 * Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories * "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials....More
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