EPA Issues New Fuel Economy Window Stickers - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
Automotive Industry News For General Auto Industry news other than Camaro.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 12-12-2006, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
ModernCamaro.com Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
 
OctaneZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 11,842
           
EPA Issues New Fuel Economy Window Stickers

New fuel economy estimates on window stickers of new cars and trucks will fall by about 2 to 4 mpg on average under new rules unveiled Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reports The Detroit Free Press. The new EPA estimates for most vehicles in the city will drop by about 12 percent, while highway estimates will drop an average of 8 percent.

While the changes will vary widely by model, the most severe estimate cuts occurred for hybrid vehicles, which dropped an average of 22 percent for city and 13 percent for highway driving. The new fuel economy estimates for 2006 new cars and trucks averaged 18.6 mpg city/24.9 mpg highway.

The two tests used in the old system basically simulated a leisurely drive that never topped 60 mph in 75-degree weather. The three new tests include cold starts at 20 degrees, running the engine with air conditioning in 95-degree heat, and harder acceleration up to 80 mph. The changes, including a redesigned label, will go into effect for 2008 models that go on sale next year.

For more explanation on the changes and the new labels, visit www.mileagewillvary.com and www.fueleconomy.gov

2001 Camaro Z28 H/C/I LH6 A4 3.42

Like ModernCamaro.com on Facebook!
OctaneZ28 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 12-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Moderator
 
USA1Camaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5,229
  
That's good. The fuel econimy labels on many models has been misleading for years.
USA1Camaro is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 12-12-2006, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
ModernCamaro.com Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
 
OctaneZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 11,842
           
Yep, it's about time they made them more realistic!

2001 Camaro Z28 H/C/I LH6 A4 3.42

Like ModernCamaro.com on Facebook!
OctaneZ28 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 12-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Naute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pittsgrove, NJ
Posts: 742
 
Read that in the newspaper. I wonder how on earth they got those really high numbers.


*A Cars Only Purpose Is To Get From Point A to B. I Just Rather Get There In 13.2 @ 106
* Going Mustang Hunting... Be Back In 12 Seconds


www.fquick.com/Naute <---- That's Me

http://fn-fasttown.myminicity.com
Naute is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 12-14-2006, 11:16 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 863
 
The problem is this affects CAFE numbers, and if GM's cafe numbers go down across the board this could affect decisions on future models and engines/hp levels.
Chris 96 WS6 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 12-14-2006, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
ModernCamaro.com Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
 
OctaneZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 11,842
           
Yeah that could be a problem.
Although if they do it right, they should also adjust CAFE accordingly.

2001 Camaro Z28 H/C/I LH6 A4 3.42

Like ModernCamaro.com on Facebook!
OctaneZ28 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 12-14-2006, 03:00 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 863
 
Not going to happen with a Dem controlled congress.
Chris 96 WS6 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 12-14-2006, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
ModernCamaro.com Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
 
OctaneZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 11,842
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris 96 WS6 View Post
Not going to happen with a Dem controlled congress.

2001 Camaro Z28 H/C/I LH6 A4 3.42

Like ModernCamaro.com on Facebook!
OctaneZ28 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 12-15-2006, 05:14 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 101
 
What happens happens. WHo knows when they discover a new type or invent a new type of fuel source that is enviromentally clean, maybe we will have FLYING cars!!! WAHOO!!!

Oh one more thing. Our government is so **** messed up it doesn't matter who is controlling what. We are worried about every other country in the world but our own. (Ok done with that. No more politics for me)

Last edited by Doug 97SS; 12-15-2006 at 05:18 AM.
Doug 97SS is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 12-15-2006, 06:23 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 134
 
The Canadian version of the EPA posts estimated
liters of fuel consumed per kilometers of distance travelled so you get stuff like 6.3l/100km city 11.2l/100km highway

So lets see knock off 12% and 8% and the above changes to: 7.1l/100km and 12.1l/100km.

Even after all these years with the metric system
I have to convert to mpg for it mean anything
A RUSSH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome