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USA Cars Will Get 54.5 mpg By 2025


Whether we like it or not, Canada is a part of the “American car market”.  In other words, we get the cars that the Americans get (only with different speedometer dials).  So, even if you wanted to buy a VW Polo that can get 83 mpg on the highway, you can’t because it’s not sold in the US.  (It is sold in the UK though.)

However, a few days ago, the US President announced that the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard was set to be 54.5 mpg for 2025.  In other words, by 2025, the average fuel consumption of vehicles sold in America (and Canada) by a company (Honda, Toyota, General Motors, etc.) has to be 54.5 mpg.  That’s pretty much doubling the current CAFE standard.

This will be a challenge because “we” in North America like our big cars, our big engines and our ever-increasing safety standards.  And, as a group, we aren’t very good at sacrificing for the sake of the environment.  Having said that, I’d like to see what you think.  Please, complete the quick poll below and feel free to add a comment to share your opinion.

Source: Autobloggreen

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