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CO2 emissions and the new CAFE standard

I updated my simple fuel economy calculations with the new changes to the CAFE standard. Unlike yesterday’s post, this is a prediction of fuel economy for all cars and light trucks actually on the road, not just the CAFE standard for a particular year: The the definition of light truck in the CAFE standard includes [...]

New CAFE standard

New fuel economy standards have finally been issued. The long overdue update will rase the CAFE standards from their 1990 levels. This will be beneficial for the environment, health, national security, and will save car owners money: Together, EPA and NHTSA estimate that the average cost increase for a model year 2016 vehicle due to [...]