ADESA Exits Multiplatform Online Auction Initiative

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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</em></p> EPA Tweaks Fuel Economy Testing for Automakers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting new guidelines for automakers conducting fuel economy testing in the wake of several automakers having to restate their mpg numbers.

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<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> ADESA Exits Multiplatform Online Auction Initiative

ADESA will not participate in an automotive remarketing industry initiative to establish a platform that would allow simultaneous bidding on vehicles listed on multiple online auction sites.

<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.33 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 5.8 cents to $2.332 for the week ending Feb. 23 for the fourth consecutive week of increasing fuel prices, according to federal data.

<p><strong><em>Road damage in Jamestown, Colo., caused by Boulder County flooding in September 2013. Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA via Wikimedia Commons.</em></strong></p> Feds Provide $232.5M for Emergency Road Repairs

The funds from the Federal Highway Administration reimburse states for the repair of roads and bridges damaged by storms and other unexpected disasters.

<p><em>Photo of 2016 Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Land Rover.</em></p> Range Rover Evoque Adds Pair of Diesels for 2016

Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque will get two new diesel engines for a 2016 model-year update to improve fuel efficiency for the compact luxury SUV.

Ram's Winter Truck Torture Tests

Ram Truck uses Houghton, Mich., to torture-test its trucks because the northern Michigan county averages 260 inches of snow per year. Video courtesy of Ram Truck.

<p><strong>Sprinter models are showcased at Mercedes-Benz's van reassembly plant in Ladson, S.C. <em>Photo by Adam Pringle</em></strong></p> 2015 Sprinter Offers 4x4 Standard Crosswind Assist

The latest version of Mercedes-Benz's van also includes an optional super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) engine.


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Procurement and Fleet Don't Speak the Same Language

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2015 Chrysler 200C Mid-Size Sedan

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