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Old 09-25-2019, 10:57 AM   #348 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
Still not even close to a 54.5 average. I know 54.5 is not the actual EPA rating but needless to say pickups will have to do even better gains, from 2020 to 2025 than they did from 1996 to 2020. It's just not going to happen while maintaining current capabilities especially while also cracking down on diesels.
Full size trucks do not have to get to 54.5 mpg, they only have to get to 23 mpg by 2025. Ram is meeting the 2025 standard today with a 305 hp gas engine.

Ford shows that even truck buyers are willing to adopt new technology if it matches their expectations. In mid-2017 only 25% of Ford F-150's sold had a V8 engine.
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