New Gas Mileage Rules Widely Supported

As reported by Nick Bunkley in the NY Times business pages

New Gas Economy Rules Generate Wide Support

The proposed new standards call for automakers to increase the average, unadjusted fuel-economy rating of their vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, up from about 27 miles per gallon today. Because of the way testing is done, the 2025 requirement correlates to a window-sticker rating of about 36 miles per gallon, according to the automotive information Web site, or roughly what Toyota’s tiny new Scion iQ car achieves today.

Now if the algae biofuel development reported by NPR today, and here at triplepundit, prove-out, the future will take a turn for the promising….

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