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Trump’s Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards Continues To Blow Up In His Face

The Trump administration formally proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards in August 2018, but two new reports suggest that the rollback may not end up happening at all. That’s thanks to some remarkable—even for this crew—incompetence. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Becomes America’s Most Efficient Wrangler Ever At 29 MPG Highway

Owning a Jeep Wrangler has always required major compromises in comfort and fuel economy. And while that’s still the case for the refined “JL” model when compared to other SUVs on the market, Jeep’s first-ever diesel Wrangler just took fuel economy to a level the nameplate has never seen before: 29 mpg. Damn that’s…Read more… […]

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GM, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Subaru, And Others Side With Trump Administration In Fuel Economy Battle

Auto companies take sides on Trump’s fuel economy battle, GM made a nice pile of change while workers were on strike, Porsche “online” sales, Mr. Musk goes to trial, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, October 29, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Shit About Cars

Right off the bat, I’d like to remind everybody that’s considering banging out angry emails about “politics” and “bias” that I’ve also written about how a prominent Democratic presidential candidate didn’t know shit about cars. I think it’s important to revisit the idea that powerful politicians don’t know shit about…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Sides With Automakers In Fuel Economy Battle

In the ongoing battle between the Trump Administration and seemingly everyone else over the future of fuel economy standards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has weighed in. Naturally, they have sided with everyone else.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Sides With Automakers In Fuel Economy Battle

In the ongoing battle between the Trump Administration and seemingly everyone else over the future of fuel economy standards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has weighed in. Naturally, they have sided with everyone else.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How Much the Tesla Model 3 Performance Saves In Fuel Costs Versus a Regular Car

Everybody likes to talk about how electric cars like the Tesla Model 3 are much more cost-efficient to own compared to gasoline powered cars, especially when it comes to fuel costs. Comparing a Tesla Model 3 Performance to something like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the cost savings seem significant. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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