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  • Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards

    03/15/2017 6:59:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15, 2017 9:41 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth. Trump revealed his plans during a speech at an automotive testing center near Detroit, where he also met with auto company executives and workers. “This is going to be a new era for American jobs and job creation,” Trump said at a round-table meeting. The EPA under Obama had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by...
  • CAFE Kills : Mindlessly imposed fuel-efficiency standards aren’t just costly, they’re deadly

    08/29/2012 6:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk. Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused Mitt Romney of murdering a steelworker’s cancer-stricken wife is now directly imposing a draconian environmental regulation that will cost untold American lives. On Tuesday, the administration announced that it had finalized “historic” new fuel-efficiency standards. (Everything’s “historic” with these narcissists, isn’t it?) President Obama took a break from his historic fundraising drive to proclaim that “by...
  • Next Ford F-150 Said to Make Extensive Use of Aluminum(To meet new fuel EPA Standards)

    08/02/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Truck Trend ^ | July 30, 2012 | Edward A. Sanchez
    Truck Line Could be Largest-Volume Use of Aluminum in Automotive History Already the truck volume leader with its F-Series line of trucks, Ford is not content resting on its laurels, which include the F-150 being named the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award and stronger-than-expected sales of models equipped with the EcoBoost V-6. With steeply-increasing fuel economy standards right around the corner, Ford is facing the prospect of having to cut several hundred pounds from the F-150's weight while assuring customers that there is no reduction in durability, payload, and towing capacities, all of which are critical attributes...
  • Fuel-economy standards will pinch consumers (Replacing Steel with Aluminum to Comply w/Cafe EPA Std.

    08/02/2012 4:42:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | August 2, 2012 | Oklahoman Editorial
    DEMOCRATS like to portray themselves as defenders of science, but their pursuit of a “green” environmental agenda often involves goals that defy the laws of physics. Take the fuel-economy standards the Obama administration pushed through in 2011. Those regulations require the U.S. vehicle fleet to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Even with advances in engineering, that goal is daunting. The power required to move something as massive as an American vehicle (full-size trucks weigh between 7,500 and 12,000 pounds) at high speeds necessitates burning a little fuel. Consider this: Many 2012 model motorcycles don't get 54.5 miles per...
  • Obama's New Fuel Economy Standards Will Increase Cost of a Car More Than $11,000

    08/18/2011 10:07:32 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 24 replies ^ | 08-18-11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Obama Administration’s new fuel economy standards will result in the retail price of average motor vehicles to increase over $11,000, according to a study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research. --------------------------------------------------------- The Obama administration’s new fuel economy standards would require automakers to produce cars and light trucks with an average fuel economy of 54.5 mpg by 2025. The Center for Automotive Research says their study is “the result of 11 months of effort and investigation by researchers at CAR in 2010-2011.”
  • Mercury News editorial: Thank California for new U.S. fuel standards

    07/31/2011 10:08:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/31/11 | Editorial
    When President Barack Obama announced an agreement to double fuel-economy requirements Friday, standing with him were industry executives and environmental, public health and labor leaders, all of whom, remarkably, had signed off on the deal. But the real credit for this historic achievement, which is expected to cut oil consumption by 1.5 million barrels per day and eliminate half of all carbon pollution nationwide, doesn't go to the White House. Instead, thank California. For decades the state has set the nation's clean-energy agenda; it's been the tip of the spear in the fight for higher fuel standards. Its huge automobile...
  • Obama to Announce New Fuel Standards (54.5 miles per gallon by 2025)

    07/27/2011 1:24:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 07/27/2011 | Amy Harder
    In what will represent the administration’s biggest move on energy policy this year, President Obama on Friday will announce that his administration has struck a deal with the nation’s biggest automakers to ramp up vehicle fuel-economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, industry and congressional sources said. The higher standards could slash U.S. fossil-fuel emissions and oil consumption and drive major changes in U.S. auto manufacturing. National Journal reported earlier Wednesday that industry and congressional sources said the administration was likely to make the announcement, and White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed in his afternoon briefing that...
  • Freep This Poll (Obama fuel standards-will it hurt economy)

    05/20/2009 1:05:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies · 622+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 5/20/2009 | Unk.
  • WSJ: No Blood for Oil - Automobile fuel standards cost lives.

    09/14/2005 6:06:38 AM PDT · by OESY · 125 replies · 3,796+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2005 | Editorial
    ...The leading current proposal, promoted by environmental groups and Congressional Democrats, would raise the standard to 40 mpg by 2010 from 27.5 mpg today. This might save gas, but we know for sure it will cost lives. That's because a primary way auto companies meet CAFE standards is to reduce the weight of their cars. Auto weight fell by about 500 pounds per vehicle after CAFE rules were introduced in 1975. Research has consistently confirmed that the lighter the vehicle the more dangerous it is in a crash because there is less survival space and less physical structure to absorb...
  • Is this the end of the SUV? [Canada promises to get most people into 46 mpg sub-compacts]

    05/19/2005 12:57:58 PM PDT · by doc30 · 44 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 5/19/05 | RICHARD GILBERT
    By RICHARD GILBERT Thursday, May 19, 2005 Updated at 12:25 AM EDT Special to Globe and Mail Update A month ago, Ottawa reached an extraordinary agreement with the auto industry. The deal commits the industry to improving the fuel economy of cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and pickup trucks in operation in Canada by as much as 50 per cent by 2010. If implemented, the agreement could produce the most radical change in vehicles Canadians have seen - and perhaps some social changes, too. Here's why. According to the agreement (known as the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of...
  • China Set to Act on Fuel Economy

    11/18/2003 7:25:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 98+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/03 | Keith Bradshire
    The Chinese government is preparing to impose minimum fuel economy standards on new cars for the first time, and the rules will be significantly more stringent than those in the United States, according to Chinese experts involved in drafting them. The new standards are intended both to save energy and to force automakers to introduce the latest hybrid engines and other technology in China, in hopes of easing the nation's swiftly rising dependence on oil imports from volatile countries in the Middle East. They are the latest and most ambitious in a series of steps to regulate China's rapidly growing...