Fuel Economy

Center for Auto Safety
Safe at 60
Auto mileage reports should reflect reality: Column - 8/17/14
2001 Senate CAFE Testimony
CAS 1995 House Testimony on CAFE
CAS Opposes Flexible Fuel Vehicle CAFE Credit - DOT, 4/10/02
2004 CAS Comment on "Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program"

Environmental Groups
Green Machine: Eco-friendly Auto Club Challenges Long-dominant AAA
Where AAA and its critics have disagreed

Hybrids & Other Technologies
Hybrid history
EPA MPG Test Doesn't Work for Hybrids
A Winning Hybrid Shows the Way
8 Engines That Missed
Big 3 play catch-up in the hybrid game

Inflated Fuel Economy Actions & Ratings
CAS and CFAS Comment on FTC Fuel Economy Advertising Guide - 9/7/16
United States Reaches Settlement with Hyundai and Kia in Historic Greenhouse Gas Enforcement Case - 11/3/14
CAS Comment on FTC Fuel Labeling Rule, July 2, 2014
Hyundai/Kia to Correct Overstated MPG Claims as Result of EPA Investigation - 11/2/2012
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer to Pay $885,000 Penalty to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act - 9/6/2012
CAS Comment on FTC Fuel Labeling Rule, 2010
1975 FTC Rulemaking on Fuel Economy Advertising

COMMENT: Lighter vehicles are not unsafe
Drilling in Detroit (Safety Chapter) - June 2001
Safe Road to Fuel Economy, CAS & MCR Technologies - April 1991

Carmakers Back Strict New Rules for Gas Mileage - 7/28/2011
Remarks by John German, ICCT - 7/28/2011
Energy Bill Extends Oil-Wasting Fuel Economy Loophole
E.P.A Holds Back Report on Car Fuel Efficiency - 7/27/2005
Automakers Gear Up for California Climate Fight - 6/14/2004
Raising fuel standards could save auto industry - 1/26/2006
New Report Shows that Within Vehicle Class, Fuel Efficiency Varies Widely - 2/27/2006

Recent Posts

January, 2018

  • 16 January

    GM poised to deliver far-off future — next year

    DETROIT — General Motors is on the cusp of delivering a transportation future that many of its competitors are only beginning to envision. The automaker on Friday announced plans to launch public ride-hailing services with autonomous vehicles that don’t have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals. The proposed starting date: …

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  • 13 January

    FCA Recalls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans for Stalling Fix

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to fix a software flaw that might cause engines to stall. One accident was potentially related to the problem, FCA said in a statement on Friday. The automaker said it had determined that under a rare set of circumstances, the engine control …

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  • 12 January

    Chrysler Pacifica Minivans in Recall Over Engine Stalling

    After scores of owners filed safety complaints or shared concerns through social media, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it was recalling nearly 154,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to fix an issue that has caused some to stall suddenly while being driven. The company discovered that under rare conditions the minivan’s engine control …

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  • 10 January

    Group wants records opened on Goodyear tire-linked deaths

    The Center for Auto Safety is asking federal regulators to open up secret files on a Goodyear tire that has been linked to hundreds of highway accidents involving motor homes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a review of the so-called G159 tire based on complaints indicating a safety defect …

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  • 9 January

    Goodyear Treading Hot Water Over RV Tire Probe Lawsuit

    Tire manufacturer Goodyear is in hot water in the wake of an investigation launched by federal safety officials on allegations that some older Goodyear motorhome tires are susceptible to fail and cause deadly crashes. The probe is being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which started its investigation after …

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  • 5 January

    Consumer Group: Goodyear Keeping Data on Deadly Tires Under Wraps

    The Center for Auto Safety is calling on federal safety officials to release information related to a potentially deadly defect involving tens of thousands of Goodyear tires used on motorhomes. The Freedom of Information Act request to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes a week after the agency opened an …

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December, 2017

  • 27 December

    Tennessee law fuels used-car recall fight

    Proponents of a new Tennessee law regulating sales of recalled vehicles call it a step forward in closing what some call the used-car loophole. Consumer and safety groups call it a sham that’s written not to protect consumers from dangerous cars, but to shield dealers from lawsuits. At issue is …

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  • 27 December

    Consumer Group Bashes Voluntary Crash-Avoidance Pact

    Allowing automakers to voluntarily comply with an agreement to equip most new vehicles with crash avoidance technology by 2022 is putting the lives of those who can’t afford luxury models at risk, according to a consumer advocacy group. The Center for Auto Safety, which for years has urged automatic emergency …

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  • 11 December

    On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

    WASHINGTON — It took a while for Honda Motor Co. to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but after it started issuing recalls, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs. The automaker has …

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  • 6 December

    Proposed recall database would aid notifications

    WASHINGTON — Two trade associations representing major automakers are working to develop a unified industry database that would make it easier for states and other entities to collaborate on recalls. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are negotiating a contract with an unidentified service provider …

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  • 4 December

    Weaker Vehicle Safety Rules? Now Is Not the Time, Group Says

    Moting an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities during the past two years, the Center for Auto Safety is calling on federal regulators not to soften or get rid of safety regulations now under review. In written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Center for Auto Safety argued that “writing and enforcing …

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  • 1 December

    Car safety group calls for investigation into top selling minivan

    Several minivan have been reported to have shutdown while… Click here to watch the full interview on WSBTV-2 Atlanta: 

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November, 2017

  • 21 November

    Recall Sought for Minivans Dozens of Owners Say Stall While Driving

    A local family teamed up with a consumer group to push for a recall of more than 150,000 minivans. Dozens of owners lodged complaints with federal regulators that their vehicles are stalling while they’re driving. Full statement from FCA US: The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated …

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  • 21 November

    Calls grow for Chrysler minivan recall

    The Center for Auto Safety is calling on Chrysler to recall its popular Pacifica minivan and asking the government to start an investigation into claims the vehicle stalls without warning. Click here to watch the full clip from ABC’s Good Morning America on Yahoo.Com

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  • 20 November

    FCA under pressure to recall Chrysler Pacificas for potential stalling problem

    WASHINGTON/DETROIT — A consumer advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader and Consumers Union is gain taking aim at FCA US, this time over instances of stalling being alleged by dozens of consumers while driving the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. The Center for Auto Safety is asking the National Highway Traffic …

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