mileage

Government, Business, Fuel

For First Time in Five Years, US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions Up

A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Administration Rolls Back Mileage Standards

Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in December 2018. Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in December 2018. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards March 31, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change.

March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Says He Will Strip California’s Clean-Car Authority

Cars stuck in traffic Getty Images

President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, confirming a widely-anticipated move that will escalate the ongoing dispute between his administration and California.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

VW to Pay $100 Million, Restate Mileage in US Gas-Powered Cars

Volkswagen Car Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG will revise fuel economy labels on several gasoline-powered models and pay nearly $100 million to drivers after an investigation discovered software that could optimize efficiency during government tests but not during real-world driving.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Chamber Breaks With Trump Plan to Slash Auto Mileage Rules

Traffic John Taggart/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on the Trump administration and California officials to find a middle ground on automobile efficiency standards that federal agencies plan to slash, warning of “potentially dire consequences” without a workable compromise that continues to improve fuel economy.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

CARB, Four Automakers Reach Deal That Circumvents White House, Sources Say

California Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Four major automakers have reached a secret deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
July 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Challenged Administration’s Safety Projections From Mileage Freeze

A car tailpipe Rick Bowmer/AP

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration’s rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal actually would increase U.S. highway deaths.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Administration Cites Safety to Freeze Mileage Standard

Heavy traffic on Los Angeles highway Heavy traffic on a Los Angeles highway. (Eric Demarcq/Flickr)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

August 2, 2018
Business

More States Expressing Interest in Mileage Tax

While Congress continues to punt on the nation’s long-term road-funding crisis, interest in vehicle-mileage taxes to augment or replace fuel taxes is growing among states.    

October 20, 2014