Tag: EPA

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Gets A Disappointing EPA Range Of 201 Miles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo can travel just 201 miles (323 km) over the combined cycle. Since the Taycan was unveiled back in September, the German car manufacturer has been publicizing the car’s ability to travel up to 280 miles (450 km) over the WLTP cycle used […]

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Bad Omen: Porsche Not So Happy With Abysmal EPA Assessment for Taycan

Just the other day, Porsche discussed how excited it was with the number of people placing reservations for its hot new Taycan EV. Unfortunately, that release appears to have been timed to draw attention away from the Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the Taycan’s “fuel economy” — a figure that was waiting around the corner […]

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Returns Best-In-Class 41 MPG Combined, 44 MPG City

The EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for the all-new 2020 Escape Hybrid are out, making it the segment’s most fuel-efficient model. The front-wheel-drive version delivers a combined fuel economy rating of 41 mpg (5.7 l/100 km) while the city rating is a remarkable 44 mpg (5.3 l/100 km). Both ratings are best-in-class but the highway rating […]

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MPG Figures Are In for Ford’s Greenest Utility Vehicles

The Mustang Mach-E isn’t yet available for public consumption, leaving a trio of hybrid SUVs as the brand’s electrified vanguard. For 2020, the Escape returns to its hybrid past, joined by the newly electrified Explorer and its plug-in Lincoln Aviator twin. EPA figures have been revealed for all of these beasts, so let’s take a […]

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EPA plans to relax coal power plant waste rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning Monday to relax rules regulating how power plants store waste from coal power plants and the release of water containing toxic chemicals into nearby waterways, according to a source familiar with the plans. The Washington Post was first to report on the planned announcement. The proposals scale back two Obama administration […]

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Report: Trump Administration Seeks to Soften Fuel Economy Rollback

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> One of the issues underpinning the gas war has been an inability for either side to compromise. Initially, it was the current administration complaining about California wanting special treatment. But the coastal […]

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Battle Lines Are Being Drawn in America’s Gas War

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW Group and Volkswagen AG announced a voluntary […]

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California Governor Demands Investigation Into High Gas Prices

<img data-attachment-id="1694294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="California fuel prices, gas pump" data-image-description=" Michael Vi/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694294″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom responded to a new report claiming oil companies have […]

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EPA Chief Hints Vehicle Emission Rules Could Tighten Under Trump – With a Twist

<img data-attachment-id="1688206" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,704" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Andrew Wheeler" data-image-description=" Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-450×317.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-610×429.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688206″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-610×429.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”429″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-610×429.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-450×317.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-768×541.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841-120×84.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1417570841.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s certainly taking this fuel economy rollback proposal we’ve heard so much about a long time […]

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With Fuel Economy Estimates in, Ram Scores a Light-duty Diesel Win Against Ford

<img data-attachment-id="1685458" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295.jpg" data-orig-size="2805,2092" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Open Hood","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Open Hood","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-450×336.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685458 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg” alt=”2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel” width=”610″ height=”455″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-450×336.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-768×573.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-120×89.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The […]

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EPA Says California Has Worst Air Quality In U.S., Threatens To Pull Road Funding

The Trump administration’s feud with California has escalated following a threat to withhold federal funding for the state’s highways. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler hit out in a letter to California’s Air Resources Board this week slamming the state for having the worst air quality in the United States and failing to address […]

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Gas War: EPA Says California Has Worst Air Quality in the U.S., Threatens to Cut Highway Funding

<img data-attachment-id="1690030" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186.jpg" data-orig-size="917,637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="LA highway California" data-image-description=" Trekandshoot/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-450×313.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-610×424.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1690030″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-610×424.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”424″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-610×424.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-450×313.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-768×533.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186-120×83.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1499770211-1-e1569355130186.jpg 917w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With California gearing up for a legal battle against federal regulators eager to revoke its fuel waiver, […]

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Team Trump Threatens to Yank Billions in Fed Cash From California for Not Cutting Air Pollution—but Won’t Let the State Cut Air Pollution

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew WheelerPhoto: Win McNamee (Getty) Does Donald Trump want California to battle air pollution, or not? That’s a question lawmakers there likely have on their minds with the Trump administration’s latest salvo against the politically liberal state. Last week, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department revoked California’s right to set […]

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California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

A group of 23 states, led by California, sued the U.S. government in order to block ITS decision to prevent them from setting their own emission standards. Apart from California, the states include New York, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts. The U.S. […]

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Gas War: California Sues Over State-based Emission Standards

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> On Friday, California and 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over efforts to reverse state-driven emissions standards. Earlier this week, the president confirmed speculation that the federal government […]

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EPA Revokes California’s Emissions Waiver, Launches “One National Program Rule”

As promised, the Trump administration has revoked California’s emission waver and moved to prevent other states from setting their own fuel economy standards. The move comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a “final action” known as the “One National Program Rule.” The EPA says it will enable […]

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The EPA Is Rolling Back California Emissions Standards — Here’s Why That Matters

California, the joke goes, is basically its own country. With roughly 10 percent of the total population of the U.S., the Golden State is home to three of the nation’s 10 largest cities, 53 representatives in the House of Representatives, and a state government that often holds the power to effect change on a federal […]

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Gas War: Trump Confirms U.S. Will Revoke California Fuel Waiver

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While a considerable portion of Donald Trump’s Twitter announcements aren’t worth paying much attention […]

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Gas War: White House Preparing to Strip California of Regulatory Privileges, Report Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> It’s not as if we anticipated any other outcome, but the White House is moving forward with a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emission standards. According to […]

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