Why the battle over fuel standards might be irrelevant for automakers

Sep 18, 2019
The Trump administration is battling California over its strict fuel standards. Regardless of who ends up winning, automakers are likely to keep increasing fuel standards.
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Automakers follow California's emissions rules to help reach Obama-era reduction targets

Aug 22, 2019
Automakers are deciding whether to choose stricter emissions standards set by California, or a regulatory "freeze" proposed by the Trump administration.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east near Pasadena, California.
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Auto execs are at the White House to talk fuel rules

May 11, 2018
President Donald Trump has promised to roll back fuel efficiency rules, but there is still no firm decision. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Prius sales are down in the US. Why?

Sep 8, 2016
Low gas prices may lessen the shine on hybrids, but that's not the only reason.
Priuses have become synonymous with highly fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Why falling gas prices help low-income workers more

Nov 14, 2014
Poorer people spend much more of their income on commuting.
A man prepares to pump gas as a customer counts his money.
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Freakonomics: Doing a U-turn on the gas tax

Feb 20, 2013
The gas tax helps pay for our roads; and we’re not collecting as much money as we need.

Detroit Auto Show: Big sales, new models

Jan 14, 2013
Facing ambitious new federal mileage standards, and higher gas prices, automakers are touting ‘fuel efficiency’ at the North American International Auto Show this week.

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Tips on making the most of your gas money

Mar 14, 2012
Host Jeremy Hobson stopped by California Automotive to talk to owner Rebekah Fleischaker about how to make your gasoline investment last longer.

U.S. edging toward energy independence

Feb 7, 2012
Thanks to new domestic sources and tough mileage standards, America is producing 81 percent of its own energy, according to a new report.

U.S. market for diesel cars could grow

Jan 6, 2012
New fuel efficiency standards in the U.S. mean that cars that have been popular in Europe for years could be seen more frequently on American soil.