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EPA will make results of gas mileage audits public

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(Read caption) A motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill. Following a string of gas mileage-related scandals, the EPA will release fuel efficiency audits for

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The EPA hopes to avoid future fuel-economy scandals, by giving the public more information about its audits of the data submitted by carmakers.

After claims of overly-optimistic mileage from Ford, Hyundai, and Kia, the agency plans to release the results of about 20 recent fuel-economy audits to the public, Automotive News reports (subscription may be required).

The audits were meant to double-check the results of the "coast-down" test, which was the source of the controversy over exaggerated Hyundai and Kia fuel economy numbers last year.

 
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