European automakers offer conditional 20% cut in CO2 by 2030

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FRANKFURT — European carmakers offered a further 20 percent cut to average carbon dioxide emissions in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remain conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars. The proposal was announced at the Frankfurt auto show by Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and president of the European manufacturers’ association, ACEA.

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Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch

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Pirelli announced that it is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019.

Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). The focus of this development will be on low rolling resistance, spirited handling and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.

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Here Is Why Owner-Operators and Fleets Should Be Concerned With Fuel Efficiency

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Tweet Ever since President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, terms like emissions, fuel efficiency, and nonrenewable resources have become familiar to the public. The trucking industry moves 11 billion tons of freight each year and trucks deliver 100 percent of all consumer products. Just keeping our modern world operating as usual uses up considerable resources. Now, not only does the EPA mandate those resources be conserved, they also cost drivers money!

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Consumer group raises alarm about rollback of mpg targets

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WASHINGTON — The Consumer Federation of America on Monday, countering automakers’ efforts for relaxed 2025 model year fuel economy standards, it says show that the value of fuel savings from higher mpg outweighs the added cost of vehicles with fuel-saving technology. The public interest group also said 79 percent of Americans strongly support 2012 rules negotiated by the Obama administration and automakers aimed at doubling fleetwide fuel efficiency by the 2025 model year to 54.5 mpg.

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Germany summons Daimler to address emissions allegations

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German government committee investigating carmakers has summoned Daimler (DAIGn.DE) for a meeting on Thursday to address allegations it sold cars with excessive emissions, the transport ministry said.

German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing a search warrant issued by a Stuttgart court, reported on Wednesday that Daimler had been accused of selling over a million cars with excessive emissions in Europe and the United States.

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Conlan Tire Joins ContiLifeCycle

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Florida-based Conlan Tire LLC has joined Continental Tire the Americas ContiLifeCycle dealership network.

“The partnership with Conlan Tire LLC is important to Continental in an effort to reduce overall driving costs to our fleet customers, it is what drives mutual success of both dealers and fleets,” said Paul Williams, Continental’s executive vice president for commercial vehicle tires. “We could not have chosen a better partner in Florida and look forward to continuing to grow our ability to service fleets with our ContiLifeCycle approach.”

As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Conlan Tire will now offer ContiTread retreaded truck tires. ContiLifeCycle offers a cradle-to-grave solution that begins with a new Continental tire and continues with the ContiTread retreading solution.

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Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Global oil prices will witness “much more volatility” in 2017 even though markets may rebalance in the first half of the year if output cuts pledged by producers are implemented, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Sunday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on Nov. 30 to cut output by 1.2 million bpd to 32.5 million bpd for the first six months of 2017, in addition to 558,000 bpd of cuts agreed by independent producers such as Russia, Oman and Mexico.

“I would expect that we will see a rebalancing of the markets within the first half of this year,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of IEA, the Paris-based global energy watchdog.

“But what I want to say (is) that we are entering a period of much more volatility in the market … the name of the game is volatility,” he told Reuters Television in Abu Dhabi.

 

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NHTSA sends tire fuel efficiency rating rule to White House

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent the consumer information portion of its tire fuel efficiency rating rule to the White House for consideration.

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Best Labor Day Deals on New Cars Made in America

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As summer winds down and the nation prepares for a long weekend to celebrate the American worker, the airwaves are thick with promotions for Labor Day deals on cars. Many seem too good to be true, promising low monthly payments, often offset by significant upfront costs on leases and long terms on loans. As smart shoppers know, the real savings start with choosing a good all-around car, then negotiating a great deal.

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Consumer Reports: Which tires improve fuel economy?

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Low rolling resistance tires promise improved fuel economy by requiring less power to move. Which tires offer the best savings and what do you recommend to your customers? Top consumer organization Consumer Reports teamed with the University of Michigan to analyze its rolling resistance data, and conducted testing on the best and worst in the high-performance category. Here’s the low-down.

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