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EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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Ethanol playing a major role in US economy and as a powder keg for debate

Ethanol has become a lightning rod for debate lately – in Washington, blogs, media reports, and industry conferences. It turns out ethanol plays a big role in the US economy (and that of Brazil, though that comes from sugar cane … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and statistics – the reality of reporting MPG

“Would I lie to you? Would I lie to you honey? Now would I say somethin’ that wasn’t true? I’m askin’ you sugar would I lie to you?” Eurythmics, “Would I Lie to You” In this day and age of … Continue reading

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Hyundai and Kia offer mea culpas to EPA for inflated mileage ratings

In this era of extremely strong and ambitious federal mileage standards, conditions are ripe for controversies and battles to ensue over how honest and accurate window sticker city/highway/combined fuel economy numbers really are. Hyundai and Kia are going through this … Continue reading

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