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California signs deal with 4 automakers to raise gas mileage

Jul 25, 2019
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which apparently is designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
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How the EPA made gas-mileage numbers accurate

Feb 24, 2015
The EPA has increasingly made mileage tests a more accurate measure of reality

The highway repair fund is going broke

Feb 27, 2014
Some say it's because the gasoline tax hasn't gone up since 1993.

Ford lowers mileage rating on C-Max Hybrid

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Aug 16, 2013
Ford will pay owners of the hybrid car after being sued for misleading customers.

Quiz: How much will gas mileage standards save you?

Apr 2, 2013
If the Obama administration's fuel efficiency standards, which are set for 2025, were enforced today, how much less money would each American driver spend per year on gasoline?

New fuel standards could lead to higher gas prices

May 3, 2012
The Congressional Budget Office says the White House plan to raise fuel efficiency could mean more potholes, or higher gas prices.

Woman wins small claims suit against Honda

Feb 2, 2012
A Los Angeles woman sued the carmaker for saying that the Civic hybrid she bought could get 50 miles per gallon of gas, when the most she got was 42. She won $10,000 in court.
A flag with the Honda logo is displayed on brand new Honda car at Marin Honda on Dec. 2, 2011 in San Rafael, Calif. The carmaker lost a small claims suit this week regarding the gas mileage of its Civic hybrid.
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MPG: 54.5 is the 37 to 39

Jan 3, 2012
Why advertised mpg doesn't match what you drive. One hint: it's not designed to.

For car buyers, size matters

Nov 23, 2011
Sales of compact cars are about to eclipse those of mid-size cars, and that's a good thing.

Increase your gas mileage: A guide to 'hypermiling'

Sep 13, 2011
On today's show, I gave Kai a lesson on hypermiling, a method of driving that can increase your car's gas mileage and in turn save you from spend...