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

March, 2018

  • 14 March

    Loophole would protect self-driving car companies from lawsuits

    People riding in self-driving cars that crash could find themselves unable to hold the manufacturer accountable if legislation currently pending on Capitol Hill is passed, consumer advocates warn. They caution that the legislation under consideration in the Senate benefits big tech and car companies at the expense of average Americans. …

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  • 12 March

    Researcher Says Auto Safety Measures Prevented Millions of Deaths

    Traffic safety measures ranging from seat belt and drunk driving enforcement to design standards for cars and trucks “averted a public health disaster” by preventing about 5.8 million deaths in the U.S. from 1968 through 2015, according to a new study. The analysis found that without federal and state policies, traffic …

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  • 5 March

    People who don’t buckle up in the back seat are running real risks

    If you’re reading this story from the back seat of car, there’s a good chance you’re not wearing a seat belt. A recent survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, found that 28 percent of respondents don’t always click a seat belt when they’re in the back of a car. …

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February, 2018

January, 2018

  • 29 January

    How Goodyear Hid Evidence Of ‘The Worst Tire Made In History’ Linked To At Least 9 Deaths

    In October 2003, Billy Wayne Woods and his family packed into a luxury $181,000 motorhome for a fun getaway to Florida. Call it a textbook American vacation: their destination was Disney World, and with his wife, Shirley, his son and daughter-in law and two grandchildren in tow, the trip would …

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  • 23 January

    Feds investigate Ford Explorer SUV after owners say it’s making them sick

    Ford is dismissing the need to recall its Ford Explorer SUV despite a growing number of drivers who have reported incidents of dizziness, nausea and vomiting to federal regulators, who are conducting an active investigation into the complaints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Tuesday its investigation into Ford …

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  • 19 January

    NHTSA Urged to Reconsider Extensions for Takata Repairs

    The recently reported death involving a Takata airbag in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia should prompt a federal review of extensions granted to manufacturers in recalling millions of vehicles equipped with the defective product, a consumer advocacy group says. The Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Transportation …

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  • 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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