Browsing All posts tagged under »Fuel Efficient Vehicles«

CAFE Standards Reform Means Safer Cars And Saved Lives

April 1, 2020 by


By Peter Murphy ~ In the midst of the fight to save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration earlier today announced a regulatory change on another issue that also will save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they will increase—at a slower pace than […]

Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal Bucks California In Bid To Spur New Car Purchases

August 3, 2018 by


By Kevin Mooney ~ American consumers who want safe, affordable vehicles will find new models with improved technology becoming less costly if a federal rule amending standards for fuel economy and emissions goes into effect, Trump administration officials said Thursday in announcing the proposal. California has been permitted to set its own auto emissions standards […]

Yet Another Dud Green Scheme Failure From Australia’s Former Labor Government

December 2, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Nick Cater on yet another one of the former Labor Government’s dud green schemes – the $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund: About $14m was given to Ford to produce the Falcon Ecoboost, which retails for about $35,000, thanks to an $8000 contribution from the taxpayer. According to motoring writers it’s […]

More Fraudulent Science From EPA

April 1, 2014 by


Finalized Tier 3 gasoline sulfur rules will bring bogus benefits at high health and welfare price By Paul Driessen ~ The Obama Environmental Protection Agency recently slashed the maximum allowable sulfur content in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 ppm. The agency claims its new “Tier 3” rule will bring $7 billion to […]

Obama’s Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax

September 1, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk. Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of murdering […]

Obama Wants to Tax Us by the Mile

May 6, 2011 by


By Nicolas Loris Remember that Beatles song about the taxman? “If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street.” Well, that’s just about what the Transportation Secretary has proposed. Bad ideas never die in Washington. They don’t even fade away. As proof, see the third effort in the last two years by the Obama Administration […]

Electric Cars Slide Over for New Gas-Powered Cars

April 2, 2011 by


By Rachael Slobodien No matter how hard the government tries, it just won’t ever be as effective as the free market is in satisfying consumer demand. Want proof? Take a look at what the federal government is doing to lure people into buying more expensive, less convenient plug-in electric cars. Since little demand currently exists […]

EPA Versus Markets, Yet Again

October 27, 2010 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Perhaps the most important line in this article is that over the last 30 years without any Government intervention, heavy vehicle fuel economy has improved by one percent per year, due to the competitiveness of truck manufacturers who supply the industry. Now the Government seeks to introduce hundreds of pages of […]

Why Hybrid Cars (Part 1)

June 22, 2010 by


Recent fuel consumption figures here are quoted in Litres/100Km, and I have done that for a reason, that reason being that the U.S. gallon is slightly smaller than the Imperial Gallon we use here in Australia. Where I do mention fuel consumption, I will have the corresponding figure for U.S. gallons in following brackets. As […]

Could New EPA Requirements Cause Headaches For Automakers?

April 8, 2010 by


By Nick Loris The taxpayer-funded auto bailout was largely the result of a number of poor decisions made by General Motors and Chrysler. Along with the excessively high labor and legacy costs, Detroit’s dependence on big, non-fuel-efficient vehicles was its own doing and at one time, was a very profitable strategy. Detroit struggled to make […]

Cash For Clunkers: Victims Of Their Own Success?

August 1, 2009 by


By Nick Loris Cash for clunkers is working. Too well, in fact. The $1 billion program that offers $3,500 to $4,500 rebates to turn in your old vehicle to purchase a new, fuel-efficient one. The billion dollars is projected to run out much more quickly than previously thought, and while it’s a great deal for […]