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Coloradan consumers win with approval of ‘Zero-Emission Vehicle’ program

Consumer Reports urges strong oversight to ensure program success DENVER, CO — Consumer Reports today praised the state of Colorado’s approval of a Zero-Emission Vehicle…

August 16, 2019

A Zero-Emission Vehicle program in Colorado would expand consumer access to electric cars, trucks and SUVs

“It feels like a snake wrapped around your chest,” says a thirteen-year-old Denver girl describing the effects of an asthma attack. Her heartbreaking story was…

August 13, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Government documents show failures by Tesla, while NHTSA must do more to hold companies accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Consumer Reports today said that emails and other government documents released publicly for the first time show failures by Tesla regarding its safety claims…

August 7, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Rolling back fuel economy standards will do nothing to improve traffic safety, and will be very costly for American consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports, the nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, today released an analysis showing that American consumers will lose about $460 billion dollars in…

August 7, 2019

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Consumer Reports Applauds Progress to Help Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars

All automakers should make reminder technology standard, support the Hot Cars Act, says CR WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, on National Heatstroke Prevention Day, Consumer Reports applauded the…

July 31, 2019

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New survey of car buyers shows most Coloradans are interested in electric cars, trucks, and SUVs 

Joint release: Consumer Reports and Union of Concerned Scientists   DENVER, CO — As Colorado considers a new program that would make it easier for…

July 31, 2019

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Consumer Reports: Deal between California’s Air Resource Board and four major automakers is “disappointing”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California’s Air Resource Board (CARB) announced a deal today that would set special tailpipe emissions standards for four global automakers. Ford Motor…

July 25, 2019

Consumer Reports comments on proposed NHTSA survey of driver interactions with advanced systems

CR supports the proposed research because we recognize that for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to regulate advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) effectively…

July 22, 2019

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Consumer Reports Urges Congress to Pass the ‘Hot Cars Act of 2019’

Rear seat child detection and alert systems will save lives, should be required on all new cars, says Consumer Reports. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports…

July 22, 2019

Consumer Reports comments to NHTSA on General Motors’ petitions related to defective Takata airbags

In response to this comment period, we urge NHTSA to focus on enforcing the current recalls, helping ensure automakers get these recalls completed more quickly,…

July 18, 2019

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