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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?

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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.

Why The First Real Toyota Prius Doesn't Deserve Any Of The Hate Why The First Real Toyota Prius Doesn't Deserve Any Of The Hate

The first-generation Toyota Prius was essentially an Echo with a few 9 volt batteries thrown in the trunk. It wasn’t until the second generation that Toyota really crafted the Prius whose legacy continues today. With its Hybrid Synergy Drive, weird egg shape and extremely high MPG, it really was a revolutionary car…

Watch How Insanely Far You Can Drive On Empty In An Old Honda Accord Watch How Insanely Far You Can Drive On Empty In An Old Honda Accord

It’s not a good idea to ride the fuel tank down to empty, and yet I’ve gone on half a dozen food trips over the span of a week with the little light on before, each caloric quest inching up my anxiety but having no effect on my laziness. If this Car Throttle test is anything to go by, get an old Honda Accord and you…

Premium Gas Is Now Half A Buck More Than Regular And It's Only Getting Worse Premium Gas Is Now Half A Buck More Than Regular And It's Only Getting Worse

Premium gas runs about 50 cents more than regular these days, and you may have noticed that this seems to be much more expensive than it used to be. You’re not crazy, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration would like you to know.

Here's What's Going On With The Possible Rollback Of Fuel Economy And Emissions Standards Here's What's Going On With The Possible Rollback Of Fuel Economy And Emissions Standards

This week reports surfaced that President Donald Trump’s administration would soon roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and vehicle emission standards set by his predecessor—which, in particular, locked in a controversial 54 mpg fuel efficiency standard for new light-duty vehicles by 2025. It’s an…

What's The Best Way To Get Terrible Gas Mileage?

We all know the tricks and tips for hypermiling your car to maximize efficiency, but what if there was a legitimate need to run down your fuel at a rapid pace? What is the best method to do so while staying safe, legal and not causing damage to your car?

Trump Threatens To Repeal Fuel Economy And Emissions Regulations Trump Threatens To Repeal Fuel Economy And Emissions Regulations

Since the start of the Obama administration, U.S. government agencies have had the auto industry in a choke hold, requiring it to meet incredibly lofty fuel economy and emissions standards. But now Donald Trump threatens to repeal some of those standards, and that could have a huge effect on the industry.

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