We believe the current standard of 54.5 MPG by 2025 is commendable, but we’re concerned about achieving the target at an affordable cost to consumers while still enabling further reductions in the future. Our solution?
Strengthening national security was the primary motive for creating the CAFE standards more than 40 years ago. It’s just as relevant now, during a pivotal time of revision for the fuel-economy targets.
The 1950s and ’60s were a time of soaring, unprecedented technological change in America. But wow, gasoline must have been crummy then.
As the nation moves toward stricter fuel-efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles, many consumers might have concerns. Worries. Fears, even. Their unease might stem from assuming that one day their choices for a new car will run the gamut between gas-sipping compacts and whisper-quiet all-electrics. Read more
When people worry about air pollution, they’re normally concerned about the impact it’s having on their lungs, and their children’s.
But what about their brains?
John Farrell figures the people in the white lab coats have about a year, that’s all. A year to identify the best combinations of engine parameters and fuel properties that will achieve the greatest benefits for fuel economy and emissions. Oh, and it has to be marketable for all industries involved, too. No pressure. Read more
Octane is in the news and gaining steam. It likely will be a crucial component of the next round of fuel-economy standards (collectively known as CAFE) for the nation’s fleet of vehicles between now and 2025, a set of rules to be crafted by two federal agencies and California’s influential Air Resources Board. Read more
It’s hard to believe that in 2016, we’re still talking about the need to keep children away from lead.