25 Apr '16, 8pm

Despite Now-Cheap Gas, US Consumers Support Federal MPG Standards

Despite Now-Cheap Gas, US Consumers Support Federal MPG Standards

A random national phone survey of 1,001 American consumers last month found a large majority are in favor of tightening Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets set by the federal government. Although gas is now cheap, the respondents queried March 10 to March 13 by ORC International for the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), showed they do not believe it will stay this way. Among the findings, 81 percent overall said they support federal CAFE standards, with 52 percent strongly supporting them. The survey results were announced during a teleconference the Washington-based advocacy gave to support its assertion automakers should stay the course, and not lobby against 2022-2025 standards. SEE ALSO: Are Automakers Pushing Back Against US Fuel Economy Standards? According to Jack Gillis, the CFA’s director of public affairs, news reports indicate automakers have been ...

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