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12/30/2013

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Re: EPA fuel economy
junko.yoshida   12/30/2013 3:25:10 PM
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@pinaz, you are absolutely right.

Accoridng to Automoitve News (http://www.autonews.com/article/20131104/OEM06/311049962/daimler-asks-epa-to-let-tech-features-bolster-its-mileage-ratings#axzz2ozWlV866

Daimler is seeking to get better treatment under new U.S. fuel economy standards for its start-stop technology and other fuel-saving features.

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EPA fuel economy
pinaz   12/30/2013 2:40:24 PM
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My understanding is that the EPA fuel economy test downplays any benefit to stop-start, as there are no significant stops in the test.  As a result, there is no visible benefit to the consumer when comparing the "sticker" mileage of vehicles.

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