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I Don't Get Why The EPA Doesn't Also Rate Cars At 70 MPH I Don't Get Why The EPA Doesn't Also Rate Cars At 70 MPH

The EPA rates your car’s fuel economy through a driving cycle on a dyno meant to replicate city and highway driving. Sure. OK. But I don’t get why they don’t also rate your car, like, exactly in actual highway driving.

You All Actually Want More Fuel Efficient Cars: Study You All Actually Want More Fuel Efficient Cars: Study

More Americans are in favor of strengthening U.S. fuel economy standards, a new study says, as President Donald Trump moves to ease the requirements for automakers.

The War Over Fuel Economy Is Just Beginning The War Over Fuel Economy Is Just Beginning

The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!

The Trump Administration Officially Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards After 2020 The Trump Administration Officially Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards After 2020

There have been rumblings about this for a while now, but on Thursday morning the Environmental Protection Agency made it official with a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels until 2026. Kind of amazingly, this is in part because the EPA argues that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are more…

Trump Will Officially Propose Weakening Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards Next Week: Report Trump Will Officially Propose Weakening Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards Next Week: Report

The plan to rollback fuel economy standards set by former President Barack Obama has been kicking around President Donald Trump’s mind since taking office, and come next week, it’ll officially go live, according to a report from E&E News.

The 2019 Mazda Miata's Big Horsepower Bump Won't Hurt Fuel Economy  The 2019 Mazda Miata's Big Horsepower Bump Won't Hurt Fuel Economy 

The 2019 Mazda Miata is Mazda’s answer to the prayers of the people—the prayers that start with “more power” and end with “amen, also please don’t forget the power.” The best part is, new fuel-economy ratings say the bump from 155 to 181 horsepower won’t cost more at the pump.

GM's Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up GM's Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Subaru Employees Altered Fuel Economy And Emissions Data During New-Car Inspections Subaru Employees Altered Fuel Economy And Emissions Data During New-Car Inspections

Like Nissan, Subaru is in hot water for having unqualified staff signing off on final vehicle inspections. This is a big deal in Japan, where authorities ordered Subaru to conduct an investigation. That investigation, the company said in a release Friday, revealed that employees meddled with fuel economy and emissions…

Trump EPA Plans To Freeze Fuel Economy Goals Until 2026: Report Trump EPA Plans To Freeze Fuel Economy Goals Until 2026: Report

California and the U.S. government are barreling toward a legal battle, after reports emerged that President Donald Trump’s administration will propose revoking the state’s ability to set its own standards for car emissions and fuel economy. Fuel economy targets would also reportedly be frozen until 2026, under the…

Trump’s Fiddling With Fuel Economy Standards: Blocked Trump’s Fiddling With Fuel Economy Standards: Blocked

A United State Court of Appeals in New York just blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to continue delaying penalties associated with automakers failing to meet federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets.

More Than 75 Florida Police Cars Suffered Engine Problems Due To Contaminated Fuel: Report More Than 75 Florida Police Cars Suffered Engine Problems Due To Contaminated Fuel: Report

Two separate Florida police departments have reported serious engine problems with more than 75 vehicles, and now testing has revealed it’s likely due to a contaminated fuel source, according to the My Palm Beach Post.

Why U.S. Carmakers Could End Up Wishing They Never Asked For Weaker Fuel Economy Standards Why U.S. Carmakers Could End Up Wishing They Never Asked For Weaker Fuel Economy Standards

Since President Donald Trump’s administration took office, the auto industry has been clamoring to have the strict fuel economy standards set by his predecessor reversed. On Monday, that process began with an announcement by Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. But the automakers themselves could wind up seriously…

Chevrolet Dealership Reportedly Backs Out Of Event Where EPA Chief Was Set To Axe Obama Pollution Rules Chevrolet Dealership Reportedly Backs Out Of Event Where EPA Chief Was Set To Axe Obama Pollution Rules

A Chevrolet dealership in Chantilly, Virginia has reportedly cancelled a planned event hosting EPA Chief Scott Pruitt tomorrow in a claimed effort to avoid the Chevy brand being associated with an expected announcement about the government rolling back Obama-era emissions standards and California’s right to set its…

Trump Administration To Axe Obama-Era MPG Rules While Suggesting A War Against California Is Coming  Trump Administration To Axe Obama-Era MPG Rules While Suggesting A War Against California Is Coming 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, declared on Monday that Obama-era MPG rules were “wrong” and ordered them to be revised. Helpfully, Pruitt—who has repeatedly questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-driven climate change—offered no specific guidance on how to…

The Trump Administration's Reported Justification For Cutting MPG Targets Is Stupid The Trump Administration's Reported Justification For Cutting MPG Targets Is Stupid

President Donald Trump has been toying with the idea of rolling back fuel economy standards set by his predecessor since taking office, a short-sighted measure that’d appease automakers who were totally fine with the targets even just a few years ago. But the reported justification being offered by Trump’s…

Here's Which Supercar Guzzles The Most Gas, In MPG Here's Which Supercar Guzzles The Most Gas, In MPG

Most of the time when we look at the high-performance cars everyone dreams of having one day, numbers are big—horsepower, cylinder count, displacement, price tag. But we often ignore some of the most incredible numbers performance cars can give us: their hilariously low fuel-economy numbers.

Car Sales In 2017 Weren’t Great And The Future Is Looking Scary Car Sales In 2017 Weren’t Great And The Future Is Looking Scary

Since the end of the recession, the story of the auto industry has followed one major narrative: record monthly new car sales thanks to cheap credit and pent-up demand. Sure, some brands and automakers did better than others, and over time the market shifted to crossovers, trucks and SUVs over sedans and small cars,…

Does Anyone In The United States Still Care About Fuel Economy? Does Anyone In The United States Still Care About Fuel Economy?

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Watch How Far An Audi SQ5 Can Drive With A Fuel Range Of Zero

Many drivers switch to the “range” indicator once the fuel needle has come to a rest on E—you know, just to see how far they can really make it before having to tank up. Well, it turns out that, like the gauge, the range figure can also be very conservative, as two comedians learned by driving an Audi SQ5 until it…

Here's What The 2018 Jeep Wrangler's New 8-Speed Does For Its Fuel Economy Here's What The 2018 Jeep Wrangler's New 8-Speed Does For Its Fuel Economy

While verified technical details on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are still scant, it seems that the EPA has rated the new gas V6 version of the 4x4 for fuel economy. The 2018 V6 rates the same as the 2017 model, but improves markedly with the new 8-speed automatic transmission option.

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