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Automakers Gear Up for California Climate Fight

By Harry Stoffer
Automotive News / June 14, 2004

2004 CAS Comment on "Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program"

April 27, 2004

Docket Management
U.S. Department of Transportation
Room PL-401
400 Seventh Street SW
Washington DC 20590

Re: DOT DMS Docket No. 2003-16128, "Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program"

2004 CAS Comment on “Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program”

April 27, 2004

Docket Management
U.S. Department of Transportation
Room PL-401
400 Seventh Street SW
Washington DC 20590

Re: DOT DMS Docket No. 2003-16128, "Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program"

EPA MPG Test Doesn't Work for Hybrids

By Mark Rechtin
Automotive News / November 24, 2003

LOS ANGELES — In publicity for its Prius hybrid-electric vehicle, Toyota Motor Corp. claims the compact sedan is EPA-certified to get 51 mpg on the highway, 60 mpg in the city and 55 mpg in a “combined” driving environment.

Unfortunately for most consumers, their Priuses will never come close to that performance level.

Press a Toyota engineer, and he'll admit that most Prius owners get around 44 mpg from their cars in combined driving.

EPA MPG Test Doesn’t Work for Hybrids

By Mark Rechtin
Automotive News / November 24, 2003

LOS ANGELES — In publicity for its Prius hybrid-electric vehicle, Toyota Motor Corp. claims the compact sedan is EPA-certified to get 51 mpg on the highway, 60 mpg in the city and 55 mpg in a “combined” driving environment.

Unfortunately for most consumers, their Priuses will never come close to that performance level.

Press a Toyota engineer, and he'll admit that most Prius owners get around 44 mpg from their cars in combined driving.

CAS Opposes Flexible Fuel Vehicle CAFE Credit

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April 10, 2002

Docket Management
U.S. Department of Transportation
Room PL-401
400 Seventh Street SW
Washington DC 20590

Re: DOT Docket No. NHTSA 2001-10774; 67 FR 10873 (Mar. 11, 2002)