15 Nov '11, 4pm

Forget electric vehicles: Here come the 50-mpg gas and diesel cars

Forget electric vehicles: Here come the 50-mpg gas and diesel cars

U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars put out a “Case for Technology Neutral Public Policy ” report Nov. 4 authored by Norm Mineta, commerce and transportation secretaries under Bush. The report says that if we replaced our current motor pool with high-efficiency gas and diesel cars, we could reduce gas consumption by 31 billion gallons a year — a 42 percent cut in imported oil. The basic message of the report is that gas vehicles can be really clean, and the Department of Energy shouldn’t be subsidizing only battery electric cars. According to Mineta, “The federal government should support a wide range of technologies that hold the most promising environmental and commercial opportunities...”

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/forget...

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