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A senior EPA engineer says he expects the government to more closely monitor automakers’ fuel economy ratings after Hyundai and Kia overstated mileage claims on some nameplates.

Speaking at a University of Michigan conference today about the government’s 2025 fuel economy standards, Jeff Alson said the agency has always performed “routine audits” of the tests, which automakers conduct themselves.

But higher gasoline prices have highlighted discrepancies between the ratings and the fuel economy that drivers achieve.

 


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EPA To Expand Monitoring In Wake Of Fuel Economy Discrepancies

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