CAFE battle, electric-car growth, fracking industry targets Millennials: Today's Car News

2016 Nissan Leaf

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Today, an auto-industry lobbying group takes aim at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, a new study argues that more electric cars will be needed to meet stricter fuel-economy standards, and fracking advocates use social media to target Millennials. All this and more on Green Car Reports. 

A University of Michigan team wins the 2016 American Solar Challenge, in which college students compete in purpose-built solar race cars.

A new study claims 1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric in order to meet upcoming fuel-economy standards.

An automaker lobbyist group predicts doom and gloom over Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards as a battle between carmakers and regulators heats up.

Toyota challenges high-school students to build hydrogen fuel-cell cars as a way to promote the technology.

Supporters of the oil and gas industry use social media to target Millennials with pro-fracking messages.

Certain 2013 Hyundai Elantra compact cars are recalled to address a problem with their brake lights.

Finally, Dubai-based boutique carmaker W Motors and Chinese startup Iconiq collaborated on an electric minivan concept called the Seven, which was unveiled during the recent Monterey Car Week.

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