Tag Results for CAFE (9)

  1. Obama Ratchets Up CAFE to Match California's Standards

    President Obama gathered auto executives, auto workers, environmentalists, and top federal and California officials at the White House this week to unveil a new consensus on fuel economy standards. His plan will harmonize the federal government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE standards with tougher tailpipe standards for CO2 poised to take effect in California and 17 other states. Obama traded up, according to close Detroit observer Jim Motavalli, who writes in the New York Times' Wheels blog that the new-and-improved CAFE is "roughly equivalent to those proposed under Californiaâ''s tailpipe greenhouse-gas program." …

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  2. U.S. Car Manufacturers Retreat on Fuel Efficiency

    Major auto makers supplying the U.S. market, having previously supported the government's effort to boost average fleet efficiency to 31.6 mpg by 2015 from 25 mpg today, are now having serious misgivings, according to a report in today's Wall Street Journal. Ford and Toyota are among those that had expressed confidence in their ability to meet the new goal but now are complaining about the scale and pace of what the National Highway Safety Administration proposes. Toyota is quoted as saying that the implementing regs are "substantially front-loaded" and "increase at a rate much greater than anticipated" by law.

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  3. U.S. Car Manufacturers Retreat on Fuel Efficiency

    Major auto makers supplying the U.S. market, having previously supported the governmentâ''s effort to boost average fleet efficiency to 31.6 mpg by 2015 from 25 mpg today, are now having serious misgivings, according to a report in todayâ''s Wall Street Journal. Ford and Toyota are among those that had expressed confidence in their ability to meet the new goal but now are complaining about the scale and pace of what the National Highway Safety Administration proposes. Toyota is quoted as saying that the implementing regs are â''substantially front-loadedâ'' and â''increase at a rate much greater than anticipatedâ'' by law.

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