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U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

NHTSA and the EPA will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model-year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.

April 2, 2020

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

April 26, 2019

Fuel Efficiency Reaches Record 24.9 MPG

Fuel Efficiency Reaches Record 24.9 MPG

The average fuel efficiency of light-duty cars, trucks, and SUVs reached 24.9 miles per gallon for the 2017 model year, which is a record high, even as the industry may have trouble meeting future standards, according to the EPA.

March 6, 2019

Ford Ranger Reaches 26 MPG Highway

Ford Ranger Reaches 26 MPG Highway

The 2019 Ford Ranger provides EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined for 4x2 trucks.

December 11, 2018

FCA: Fuel Economy Rules Should Change to Reflect SUV Popularity

FCA: Fuel Economy Rules Should Change to Reflect SUV Popularity

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Co. came out against President Trump's bid to relax strict fuel economy standards approved during the Obama administration, but said the initial rules didn't consider increasingly popular utility sales and continuing lower fuel prices.

September 25, 2018

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits Record High for MY-2016
EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide
New Vehicle MPG Dips to 25 in November
New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from September, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

November 10, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Flat in September

New Vehicle MPG Flat in September

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in September remained unchanged from August at 25.3 mpg, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

October 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

The average fuel economy of new vehicles has decreased by 0.1 mpg in August, to 25.3 mpg, from July, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, Ph.D., researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

September 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.4

New Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.4

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.3 mpg to 25.4 mpg in July from June levels as a result of a lower proportion of pickups offered, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

August 18, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

Increased production and sales of pickup trucks and SUVs is lowering the average fuel economy for new vehicles, which fell 0.2 mpg to 25.1 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

July 7, 2017

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