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MetroMPG 12-18-2007 11:49 AM

Article: Do Any Current Cars Meet the New CAFE Standard?
 
The Winding Road web site has a look to see how many US vehicles currently meet the average FE that's expected for 2012. The results are not encouraging.

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Do Any Current Cars Meet the New CAFE Standard?

Yes, we know CAFE standards measure the average fuel economy of all cars sold by a manufacturer in a given year. And yes, we’re also aware that the new magic 35 mpg figure is still two steps and about 12 years away.


Still, we started wondering - are there any cars currently on the market that could actually reach a combined EPA average of 35 mpg today? We hopped onto the EPA’s website to see what we could find.


Presently, there are two vehicles for sale that have a 2008 EPA combined mileage rating of 35 mpg or better. Not surprisingly, both are relatively small in size and utilize hybrid propulsion systems.
http://news.windingroad.com/car-buyi...cafe-standard/

The answer?

2 cars: the Prius, and Civic hybrids.

(What about the Daimler smart?)

SVOboy 12-18-2007 12:57 PM

I bet if you took a look at cars world wide, you'd find a good number of dozens that make it, :)

Lazarus 12-18-2007 03:03 PM

I checked the EPA site and they don't have the Smart listed for 2008. :confused:

Yet on this site over 52% do. :turtle::turtle:


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