21 May '11, 5pm

Report: EPA and DOT drop letter grades from window stickers

Report: EPA and DOT drop letter grades from window stickers

EPA/DOT Proposed Fuel Economy Labels – Click above for high-res versions It seems that the Average Joe isn't the only one who thinks that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed letter grades on windows stickers are not only confusing, but too subjective for the government to assign, as well. According to the Wall Street Journal , the Obama administration has scrapped plans to assign letter grades – ranging from A to D – to passenger vehicles based on fuel efficiency. Instead, the updated labels, which will reportedly be unveiled next week, will include more info to help buyers judge a vehicle's projected gasoline costs and CO2 emissions. Automakers have argued that the letter grade proposal would put the government in the position of making value judgments, which some auto industry lobbyists vehemently oppose. Auto Alliance spokesman, Wade Newton, claims that...

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