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Old 09-24-2019, 11:02 PM   #342 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Not saying it doesn't have an effect, and not saying CA can't govern themselves the way that makes the most sense to them. Just sayin' these sorts of attempts to reduce fuel consumption open the door to corruption and creative loopholes that create unintended inefficiencies.

I'm as excited about the improvement in MPG as anyone, but we've gone about it the wrong way.

That was more a comment on your comment the economic factors have a great impact than CAFE standards. The fact is that the average fuel economy of cars sold in the USA almost perfectly track the CAFE requirements.

The NHTSA aggressively increased mpg standards from 1978 - 1987, held them steady from 1998 to 2004, and then increased them aggressively from 2005 to 2027. Look at the graph.

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