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As EPA rolls back Clean Power Plan, Consumer Reports survey finds strong support for clean energy

Monday, October 29, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks public comment on its proposal to roll back its Clean Power…

October 29, 2018

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Consumer Reports: Federal rollback of fuel economy standards would increase consumer costs, decrease car sales, decrease auto safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today filed formal comments with the federal government in strong opposition to its proposal to roll back the nation’s fuel…

October 26, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Reports on GM call for federal government to back national electric vehicle program

Friday, October 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — General Motors today is calling on the federal government to adopt a nationwide program to boost the sale…

October 26, 2018

Modern Vehicle Lightweighting: A Review on Safety of Reduced Weight Vehicles

This report prepared for Consumer Reports reviews the crash performance of two lightweight production vehicles and includes peer-reviewed government funded studies that document the safety…

October 24, 2018

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Consumer Reports: Car buyers want better fuel economy and safety, while auto ads steer people toward performance

Study counters automakers’ arguments for weakening fuel economy standards Friday, October 19, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research released by Consumer Reports, shows automobile advertising…

October 19, 2018

Content Analysis of Unique Auto Ads in the United States: 2005, 2012, 2015, and 2017

This project identifies the prevalence of themes in unique ads for light-duty vehicles released in the United States in 2005, 2012, 2015, and 2017. These…

October 19, 2018

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New Study Finds Consumers Are Willing to Pay More for Fuel Economy as Auto Regulators Look to Roll Back Efficiency Standards

Wednesday, June 12, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today finds that car and truck buyers are willing to pay a premium for…

June 12, 2018

Fact Sheet: Auto Buyers’ Valuation of Fuel Economy

This fact sheet accompanies a study evaluating the degree to which consumers value fuel economy, as well as whether or not consumer valuation of fuel…

June 12, 2018

Auto Buyers’ Valuation of Fuel Economy: A Randomized Stated Choice Experiment

This study evaluates the degree to which consumers value fuel economy, as well as whether or not consumer valuation of fuel economy depends on the…

June 12, 2018

Press Release

Consumers Union: Alarming NTSB report reinforces why Tesla must fix flaws in “Autopilot” system

Friday, June 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today made the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board…

June 8, 2018

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