28 Jul '11, 7pm

FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARD SET TO LEAP: TECHNOLOGY POISED TO MEET THE NEW "CAFE".

In a compromise between industry and government, the Obama Administration is set to announce a new, significantly higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light trucks. At the outset of talks government and environmental groups wanted an average of 62 miles per gallon by 2025. Industry wanted 45. They met in the middle at 54.5. Fuel economy for cars will have to rise 5 percent per year between 2017 and 2025 to meet the new rules. As is now, alternative fuel vehicles such as electrics would get special consideration in meeting the new CAFE.

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2011/20110057.html

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