Light-Duty Vehicle CAFE and GHG Standards
This 25-page report by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says meeting America's 2025 fuel economy standards will be far more difficult that regulators thought when they set them in 2011.
This 25-page report by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says that meeting America's 2025 fuel economy standards will be far more difficult that regulators thought when they set the goals in 2011.
The report, which was posted in June 2016, urges agencies that are currently conducting a midterm review of the standard to take a more holistic view about the likely fuel economy gains ahead. It says some assumptions made in 2012 are "beyond current technological realities."
The assessment figures nearly half of new cars sold in 2025 will need to deliver fuel economy akin to today's hybrids. AAM says achieving that goal is likely to require a significantly greater proportion of hybrid and electric powertrains than regulators assumed five years ago.
After introducing a family of 6-speed automatic transmissions in 2001—6 HP 19, 6 HP 26 and 6 HP 32—ZF Friedrichshafen AG (www.zf.com) is turning another page via the debut of its latest iteration, the 6 HP 28, which provides improved fuel economy and quicker shift times.
Chinese electric-car startup Nio Inc. is forming a manufacturing joint venture with Beijing E-Town International Investment and Development Co., which is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in the business.
The common wisdom seems to be that midsize cars have pretty much had it in the U.S. new car market.