Tag: Fuel Economy

Hyundai’s Smallest CUV Probably out-MPGs Your Car

The Hyundai Venue, a bottom-rung, A-segment crossover of such a diminutive size that you’d be forgiven for thinking it showed up in the wrong market by accident, has undergone testing by the Environmental Protection Agency. Stretching one inch less than a Kia Rio hatch when measured stem to stern, the Venue is part of Hyundai’s […]

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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: EPA Head Suggests Fuel Rollback May Have Some Wiggle Room

<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”> Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler weighed in on the gas war this week, issuing some […]

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Gas War: Antitrust Probe Opened Into Automakers Endorsing California Emissions Pact

<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″> The Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into four automakers that formed a pact with California to compromise on tailpipe emissions, effectively circumventing federal regulators, last July. Over the summer, Ford […]

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12 MPG in 10 Years: Ford Explorer Hybrid’s Fuel Economy Figures Come to Light

<img data-attachment-id="1656280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-e1558115233319.jpg" data-orig-size="3480,2661" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1545929307","copyright":"","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford-Explorer-Hybrid" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-450×344.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1656280 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”466″> Barring the development of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the slow march towards better fuel economy, especially in larger vehicles, has been just that: slow. Yet incremental improvements continue, and the […]

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Trucks, Fuel Economy, and the Desire for More

<img data-attachment-id="1685446" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265.jpg" data-orig-size="3872,2592" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D60","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1565880523","copyright":"","focal_length":"22","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"1"}" 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/DSC_1265-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685446 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-610×408.jpg” alt=”2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel” width=”610″ height=”408″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-610×408.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-768×514.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1265-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> There’s a Consumer Reports study making the rounds that reveals […]

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Rare Rides: The 1978 Ford Fiesta, a German Car

<img data-attachment-id="1686176" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="1978 Ford Fiesta" data-image-description=" https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/snohomish-1978-ford-fiesta-mk1/6959046157.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1686176 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00U0U_anAG09ChYo7_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Ford has executed an on-then-off strategy with regard to its Fiesta offering in the North American market. Currently […]

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Gas War Update, Choose a Side Edition

<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″> According to recent reports, there’s trouble with the White House’s fuel economy rollback. The Trump administration is said to have been meeting with automakers, asking them to stand behind its proposal to […]

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Gas War: Efficiency Rollback Would Raise Fuel Costs, Study Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1663198" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" 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 fuel pump shutterstock_1118002874" data-image-description=" CC7/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1663198″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The fuel economy rollback posited by the Trump administration remains a hotly debated issue within […]

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Four Automakers Make a Deal With California Regarding Vehicle Emissions

<img data-attachment-id="1663198" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" 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 fuel pump shutterstock_1118002874" data-image-description=" CC7/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1663198″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While we’ve dinged the media for erroneously reporting that automakers were unilaterally “backing” California in […]

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Billion-dollar Lawsuit Accuses Ford of Falsifying Pickup Fuel Economy

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As if preordained to coincide with Ford’s announcement of its […]

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Mild Misinformation About the Gas War: Governors Unite, Automakers Compromise

<img data-attachment-id="1663198" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" 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 fuel pump shutterstock_1118002874" data-image-description=" CC7/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1663198″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_1118002874.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Tuesday, 23 governors signed a joint statement urging the Trump administration to reconsider the proposed […]

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EU Emission Fines Could Spell Trouble for Automakers in 2021, Especially VW and FCA

<img data-attachment-id="1679690" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="emissions car exhaust tail pipe" data-image-description=" Rasulov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679690″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A recent study from consulting firm AlixPartners has suggested that automakers could be in for […]

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Gas War Watch: Canada Sides With California

<img data-attachment-id="1679332" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413.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":"0"}" data-image-title="canada canadian flag" data-image-description=" Jim Barber/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679332″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_44999413.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Canada’s federal government announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with California to further reduce […]

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Gas War Watch: EPA and CARB Leadership Won’t Even Share the Same Table

<img data-attachment-id="1571136" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–e1495132939737.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="us-capitol" data-image-description=" Architect of the Capitol Public Domain ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1571136″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–610×407.jpg” alt=”us-capitol, public domain” width=”610″ height=”407″> Capitol Hill was the scene of some high-school drama this week after representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reportedly refused […]

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Gas War Watch: UAW Goes to Congress, Sides With Automakers on 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″> The United Auto Workers is spending Thursday telling Congress that the union opposes the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026… sort of. While the UAW […]

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The Great Gas War: House Committee Plans Hearing On Fuel Efficiency Rollback

<img data-attachment-id="1677380" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,662" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_167430224" data-image-description=" Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677380″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-768×508.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_167430224.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Tuesday, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee said it will schedule a hearing on June […]

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Meet Us in the Middle: Automakers Plead for Peace, Compromise Between White House and California

<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″> The automotive industry is in turmoil. There’s an industrywide push toward electrification that has yet yet to prove itself as truly profitable, volume seems to be tapering off in the developed world, […]

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Mazda Launches Skyactiv-X Engine in Europe, Fuel Economy and Power Revealed

<img data-attachment-id="1658902" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548876709966.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1548341815","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.00087336244541485","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3" data-image-description=" Image Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1658902 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Mazda fans on this side of the Atlantic will have to wait patiently for their turn, as the innovative Skyactiv-X-powered Mazda 3 now available in Europe won’t show up here for […]

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