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Automakers, Manufacturers Praise Reset of Auto Emissions Rules

Automakers, Manufacturers Praise Reset of Auto Emissions Rules

In a move intended to save automakers’ money, the EPA and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced they will revisit the Obama administration’s rule that finalized standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.

Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

General Motors, Ford, Toyota and 15 other major automakers have urged President Donald Trump to reverse a decision by the Obama administration to lock in fuel efficiency rules for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks.

Ford, Automakers Call on Trump, EPA to Put the Breaks on Fuel Economy Rules

Ford, Automakers Call on Trump, EPA to Put the Breaks on Fuel Economy Rules

Ford and major other automakers are lobbying president-elect Donald Trump and the EPA to roll back emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, which the industry says are neither achievable nor cost-effective.

Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Plastics Industry, Recyclers Launch Automotive Recycling Project

A new automotive recycling project aims to develop a method to collect and recover plastic auto parts in a way that is technically and economically feasible.

Automotive Suppliers to Feds: Keep Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Standards

Major automotive suppliers say national fuel economy and emissions standards are important for long-term business plans and investments — and don’t want to see the feds weaken the vehicle rules, according to an industry survey commissioned by clean transit technology nonprofit Calstart. The survey comes as federal agencies undertake a … Read more »

Bosch Water Injection Improves Cars’ Fuel Efficiency, Cuts GHG Emissions

German automotive supplier Bosch says it is the first and only supplier to offer water injection, which improves fuel efficiency and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. Especially at high engine speeds, cars use some of gasoline for cooling instead of for propulsion. Bosch says its water injection is a new way … Read more »

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Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025. The Obama administration says this … Read more »

Dow Names Lightweighting Technology Sustainability ‘Breakthrough’

Dow Names Lightweighting Technology Sustainability ‘Breakthrough’

Dow has named Betamate Structural Adhesives its third “Breakthrough to World Challenges,” meeting a milestone set by the company as part of its 2015 sustainability goals. Betamate Structural Adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly. Betamate technology is being used by OEMS to lightweight vehicles … Read more »

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Ford Plans Hybrid to Rival Prius

Ford plans to release a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 to compete against the Toyota Prius and help the Detroit automaker meet federal mileage standards, according to media reports. The Ford hybrid, beginning as a 2019 model-year car, could eventually be offered with several different body styles and different versions … Read more »