The Wall Street Journal reported that today’s pickup trucks are bigger than they were almost 20 years ago. The article cited data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory which showed that the average pickup is now 1,142 pounds heavier than it was in 1990.
Kiplinger featured a story on drivers over the age of 50 who were in the market for a new car. Most of them said they needed a vehicle that both addresses their mobility issues and helps them stay safe on the road.
A survey from the Pew Research Center found that more than half (52%) of those polled believe the U.S. government isn’t doing enough on climate change. When asked what they would like to see done, 71% said they want the government to impose tougher fuel-efficiency standards for all vehicles.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently finalized an agreement with a group of automakers to reduce emissions within the Golden State. Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co. and BMW AG initially entered into an agreement with CARB in July 2019. Volvo Cars later joined in, also finalizing its agreement on August 17.