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Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes-Benz manufactures the “greenest” and the “meanest” vehicles, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 19th annual environmental ratings for vehicles. This is the third year Mercedes’ Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, an all-electric, two-seater has won the top spot on the Greenest List. Also this year Mercedes’ … Read more »

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Electric vehicle technology and autonomous cars are expected to steal the show at CES 2016, the annual consumer electronics show that runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. More than 115 automotive tech companies and nine automakers will debut products at CES. The car industry will dominate almost a quarter of … Read more »

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Companies Pay $7 Billion in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in 2015 cost companies more than $7 billion, requiring them to invest in equipment to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement results. In fiscal year 2015, the EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air Act, and Superfund settlements. It also … Read more »

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Companies Pay $9.7bn in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in fiscal year 2014 required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion to curb pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement and compliance results. The EPA’s cases resulted in $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties, and criminal fines. Other … Read more »

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Hyundai, Kia to Triple Range of Eco-Friendly Cars by 2020

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors announced plans to triple their number of fuel-efficient cars by 2020, Reuters reports. This will bring the total number of green cars in their lineup from seven to 22. By enhancing performance in all areas, the two automakers are looking to move from their … Read more »

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Spark is the most fuel-efficient vehicle, according to the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide released by the EPA and the US Energy Department. The Spark leads a list that is made up predominantly of electric vehicles. The subcompact Spark is rated at … Read more »

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Hyundai, Kia Pay Record $100M GHG Fine

Hyundai and Kia will pay a record $100 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to EPA. In addition to … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, J.J. Taylor, Kia, Chevy, Linde

Ford’s MyFord Mobile smartphone app and Web portal now features a charging station finder powered by PlugShare.com, compatible with the new Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles. In addition to aggregating publicly available lists of stations from a variety of sources, PlugShare incorporates crowd-sourced information from users as it aims to provide the most … Read more »

Ford, Nissan, Daimler Enter the Fuel Cell Fray

Ford, Nissan and Daimler have signed an agreement to develop affordable fuel cell electric vehicles that the automakers hope to have on the road by 2017, Detroit Free Press reports. The newspaper says the three companies are trying to keep up with the likes of Toyota, which has said it … Read more »

Obama Administration Delays Gas Mileage Rule

The new US gas mileage standards for cars, which were supposed to be released Aug. 15, have been delayed. A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told Bloomberg that the regulation is still being reviewed and should be completed “soon.” The final rule will require car makers … Read more »