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The national average gasoline price dropped below $2 for the first time in four years, attributed to COVID-19 and the crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.

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Derive Reaches Emissions Settlement with Feds

Derive Systems has agreed to a $300,000 civil penalty and estimates that it will spend about $6.25 million to address a federal complaint that it sold engine control devices designed to override the emissions control systems of vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act.

Trump's EPA Orders Revision of Fuel Economy Rules

The Trump administration began the process of revising Obama-era fuel economy standards for vehicle manufacturers today, and announced it may revoke California's waiver that allows that state to set its own emissions rules.

Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

VW Reaches $1B Settlement for 3.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims relating to its 3.0L V-6 TDI engines with a commitment to buy back a quarter of the vehicles, set aside $225 million toward emissions reduction, and pay $25 million to support the use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in California.

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Mercedes-Benz Curtails 2017 Diesel Lineup

Mercedes-Benz USA has reduced its 2017 diesel vehicle lineup for the U.S. market and plans to offer only a single diesel-powered model due to increased regulatory scrutiny resulting from the Volkswagen diesel scandal.