Thursday, October 04, 2007

Auto industry's slow suicide

In 1985 there were no Ipods, no cell phones, no laptops, no Web sites, very few home computers.

But one thing hasn't changed since 1985.

Auto industry's slow suicide | Santa Rosa Press Democrat // News for California's North Bay and Redwood Empire: "U.S. mileage standards for passenger car fleets have been frozen at 27.5 miles per gallon since 1985. Light trucks are even worse. The Senate energy bill calls for U.S. automakers to achieve a corporate average fuel economy of 35 mpg by 2020."

Think of it! For over 20 years of technological revolution and growing consensus about global warming, our fuel-efficiency standards are stuck in 1985.

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