EPA CAFE Targets Unattainable… And their fuel efficiency “test is [fracked] up big time.”

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

Doubly too fracking funny!

In July 2011, the Obama Maladministration increased the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025.  However, a couple of funny things happened on the way to greentopia.

Consumers didn’t cooperate…


Fuel Targets Threatened by Demand for Big Autos


DETROIT — Despite praising automakers for recent gains in fuel economy, two federal agencies said on Monday that surging consumer demand for pickups and sport utility vehicles made it unlikely that the industry could meet the government’s ambitious projections a decade from now.

If fuel prices remain low, and trucks continue to outsell cars, the industry will probably not meet the goal of 54.5 miles per gallon as a fleetwide average by 2025, but will probably come in at only about 50 miles a…

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