Skip to comments.Obama Unveils Sharp Increase In Auto Fuel Economy
Posted on 07/29/2011 12:55:48 PM PDT by edpc
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Several major automakers on Friday embraced the Obama administration's proposal to push the industry further away from once-dominant gas guzzlers to more lean and efficient vehicles.
The proposal, which is the result of months of negotiations between the Obama administration and automakers, would require automakers to reach an average fuel efficiency across their fleets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
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What calculations are they using for the price of gas 15 years from now? It's almost 4X more expensive than it was 15 years ago.
(Better add this) SARC/
Also coming - a sharp increase in highway deaths.
This side affect dovetails nicely with the purpose of Obamacare.
That fuel gets less mileage, so we use more of it. It is also prone to generating moisture (water) which erodes many of the parts in the engine and fuel system such as carburetors and injectors.
Since it’s an average, look for Ford Motor to offer a 50cc motor scooter that get 150 mpg.
Auto industry, check
Oil industry, check
Healthcare industry, check
Financial industry, check
College loans, check
Our savings, check
Ruling the country by executive fiat, check
Yup, pretty much destroyed America
He's cancelled the Second Law of Thermodynamics?
Why 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025?
Think big. Big round numbers.
How about 100 miles per gallon by 2025?
At least 1000 miles per gallon by 2050.
Minimum 10000000 miles per gallon by 2100.
While he’s at it, I sure hope he sets some regulations covering tinsel strength for suspenders.
We need him to address issues like this. Who else is going to do it if he doesn’t?
The nation is going to hell in a hand basket, and this fruit loop thinks gas mileage is his mandate.
FO you illegitimate POS.
My guess? Waivers will be handed out like candy to the DNC’s campaign contributors.
“BO set BS, unattainable, “feel-good”, targets, rather than do something useful” ....again.....
By then, I’ll either be dead or sitting in the corner of a darkened room, drooling and not really caring about much more than keeping flies from getting in my face.
Why would automakers embrace such fascism? Is it merely because Hussein held a gun to their heads? If I were a capitalist king, I would tell Hussein to shove his regulations high and deep—and that I intend to make cars that are WANTED BY THE PUBLIC.
This administrations disconnect is the purist form of existentialism you will ever see.
Sure we auto company executives can do this Mr President - in 15 years I am going to be on a beach far out of US jurisdiction and it will be my 3rd generation successors who will be paying your tax bills and sweating the aluminum foil car bodies and the engines powered by liters of liquid unobtanium that this conservative proposal requires. Yepper, sure enjoyed my photo op with you, it will be a real keepsake for my kids, I’m leaving them a dartboard as well.
Well the voltage for these hybrids is pretty much a Pie-in-the-Sky figure to begin with based on a hypothetical driving profile that probably applies to very few. Factor that ridiculous number into the average fleet mileage and you can make it anything you want. Similar to the way the CBO cooks the books on the US budget or the FED does for economic forecasts.
“voltage” should be “mileage”.
Someone needs to require an amendment that says that all elected members of the federal government may not travel in any vehicle that doesn’t comply with these fuel mileage standards.
As one of my "auto gnomes" noted we are making people movers not family movers especially with the MPG fixation trunk space and extra space for kids goes bye-bye.
Then again they are trying to fundamentally transform the American Family too.....
An all aluminum Diesel/Hybrid Minivan to meet these numbers? I don't think so, the Mom and Dad with 4 kids will not be able to swing it, my guess it it would be $10,000 more than a Volt...
Now, my 200MPG carbureator will FINALLY be released to the public????
How many of the "Automotive Executives" were from Obama Motors? (Chrysler/GM)?????
Which major donors (including the UAW) got this benefit to their jobs longevity, and what Green Donors will get even MORE taxpayer-extorted money into their pockets?
FOLLOW THE MONEY, FOLKS.
exactly. If every manufacturer produces a Leaf type car (complete plug in) how many MPG does that count for on the cafe?
Remember GM’s 2 wheeled version of the segway?
Maybe they’ll come up with a “carbon equivalency mileage” figure so that they can lump electrics, hybrids & Internal-Combustion auto’s together? Maybe I should keep my mouth shut & not give the enviro-nazi’s any ideas...
The Great Obama has spoken! Let it be writ. Let it be done.
Tagline. There is nothing more to say.
Here's an idea: Eliminate the EPA and U.S. DOT instead. What do they do for us?
Only in DC do the idiots think they can negotiate or bend the laws of thermodynamics
average fuel efficiency across their fleets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
An average of 54.5 MPG would mean some of the cars would be even higher than the average and by what possible means can we get 60 plus MPG in other than a moped ?
We’re just doing to him with this balanced budget amendment what he’d like to do to me for wanting a big motor BMW.
I honestly don't believe that's a coincidence. Whether through death panels, euthenasia, accidents or whatever, that's the only way Obamacare saves money.
Why not make it a hundred?
These little cars will have so many airbags that their prices will necessarily be $100K +.
And a wreck with an 18 wheeler will set off so many airbags in the little motorscooters that the driver will be instantaneously vaporized by the airbag heat.
Guess it's time for those oil companies to unshelve the 100 mpg carburetors they've bought up from all those inventors over all these years.
Sure! You think that's hard? He already caused the seas to stop rising...
They’re using the “Obama says it, so it shall be” calculation (meaning they’re dumb enough to believe Obama’s will is all that is needed to make it true).
You forgot housing and the mortgage industry. Fannie and Freddie are handling a bigger majority of our loans than ever.
You have to love the way all these things are due in future administrations.
Since we apparently now have a magic wand, why not just make a law that says all engines must get 10MPG higher fuel economy tomorrow. Then, we make another law that says the economy must grow at 3.5-4.0%. Then, another that outlaws shark bites.