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Ford Faces Federal Emissions Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions testing and certification processes, the factory revealed in an SEC filing today.

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Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.49 Per Gallon

The national average price of unleaded gasoline jumped 5 cents to $2.49 per gallon in the first week of 2018 and has reached a level not seen since 2014 during the week that starts the new year, according to AAA.

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021, reports the Detroit News.

EPA Finalizes Green House Gas and CAFE Standards

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the fuel efficiency rules that will guide the federal greenhouse gas and CAFE standards for 2022-2025 model-year vehicles.

Drop in Fuel Prices Pushes 'Cost to Own a Vehicle' to Six-Year Low

Spurred by a nearly 25% drop in fuel price, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle in the United States has fallen to a six-year low of $8,558, according to AAA’s 2016 Your Driving Costs study. The drop more than offset the increase in every other cost associated with vehicle ownership.

Vehicle Owners Willing to Pay for Smartphone Functionality, Not Connectivity

The 2014 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study conducted by J.D. Power found that technology features consumers want most are those that allow them to access the entertainment, information and connections they currently get from their smartphone.

Hyundai Settles MPG Suit

Hyundai and Kia Motors have settled litigation with car owners affected by overstated fuel economy ratings on vehicles sold between 2011 and 2013. Affected consumers will be given an option to accept a single “lump sum” payment or take part in a lifetime reimbursement program the OEM created in late 2012.

Fuel Economy Reigns Supreme in NADA Shopper Preference Study

New-vehicle buyers ranked fuel economy as their top consideration in the NADAguides.com's newest shopper preference study. Vehicle design, brand perception, safety and ownership costs rounded out the Top 5 considerations.

2013 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

The 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, which dealers are required to provide car buyers upon request, is now available. The new version contains updated MPGs for Hyundai and Kia.

Hyundai, Kia Overestimated Fuel Economy

Hyundai and Kia voluntarily reduced their fuel economy rating after an audit by the EPA found that the carmakers overestimated their fuel ratings for new models. The company has agreed to reimburse vehicle owners to cover the additional fuel costs.