27 Jul '11, 2pm

FIrst Takes: What Does an EV Sound Like? White House Nears Deal on MPG, and More

FIrst Takes: What Does an EV Sound Like? White House Nears Deal on MPG, and More

• White House Near a Deal on Vehicle Fuel Efficiency? The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the White House is close to getting automakers to agree to a 54.5 miles per gallon fuel efficiency mandate for 2025. "The slightly lower target signals that the White House and carmakers have come to terms on the most significant sticking point: fuel efficiency goals for light trucks, a category that also includes SUVs, minivans and full-size pickups, which remain the country's best-selling vehicles.... Nonetheless, the 2025 goal marks a sharp increase for the U.S. auto fleet, which now averages about 27.8 mpg. The fleet average is mandated to climb to about 34.1 mpg by 2016." • Instant Driver Feedback Can Save Fleets 24% in Fuel Costs: SmartDrive, the makers of an "instant driver feedback system," are today announcing that giving drivers immediate insight into how their speed, id...

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