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NADA: Overreaching Federal Regulations Hurt Consumers with Higher Costs
Future Auto Regulations Are 'Flawed,' Industry Group Says
New Car Mileage Estimates Drop as EPA Changes Test Formula
U.S. Said to Ponder What Size Diesel Penalty VW Can Withstand
Revised Wage/Hour Regulations
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NADA: Overreaching Federal Regulations Hurt Consumers with Higher Costs

DETROIT -- In upcoming remarks to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, NADA Chairman Jeff Carlson will discuss its public policy initiatives, which aim to protect consumers from overreaching federal regulations concerning auto financing, recalls and fuel economy.

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Detroit Athletic Club

Carlson, a Ford and Subaru dealer in Colorado, will also discuss the broader benefits of the dealer franchise network for consumers, automakers and local communities. He represents Colorado’s new-car and -truck dealers on NADA’s board of directors.

NADA represents nearly 16,500 new-car and -truck dealerships, with both domestic and international franchises. To register, contact Bruce Weintraub at
Source: NADA

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Future Auto Regulations Are 'Flawed,' Industry Group Says

An automotive industry trade group says two federal agencies erred in a July draft report that concludes automakers are on track to meet future mileage and emissions standards and complained that the industry and public should be given more time to comment. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were "overly optimistic" and relied on "flawed assumptions" about automaker readiness to meet aggressive 2022 to 2025 gas-mileage targets meant to jolt the economy and reduce carbon emissions.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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New Car Mileage Estimates Drop as EPA Changes Test Formula

Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker. The change, which begins with the 2017 model year, comes largely because people are loading up cars with more options such as heated seats that use electricity and create drag on engines. They're also running air conditioning more than in the past, and they're driving faster, both of which cut into mileage.
Source: Associated Press

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U.S. Said to Ponder What Size Diesel Penalty VW Can Withstand

The U.S. Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen AG over emissions-cheating without putting the German carmaker out of business, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The government and Volkswagen are trying to reach a settlement by January, the people said, before a new U.S. administration comes into office and replaces the political appointees who have been overseeing the process.
Source: Bloomberg

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September 28 Webinar
Revised Wage/Hour Regulations

NADA Regulatory Affairs -- from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 28 -- will present the webinar, "New Wage/Hour Regulations, Issues and Concerns for Dealerships." Presenters will focus on dealership-specific compliance issues involving the U.S. Department of Labor's recently revised "white collar" overtime exemption rules. The webinar will reference NADA's newly released Dealer Guide to Federal Wage and Hour, Child Labor and Wage Discrimination Compliance. The webinar is free for NADA members. Dealers and their staff can click here to register. For more information, contact NADA Regulatory Affairs at           
Source: NADA

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