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Monday, October 23, 2017

Fuel efficiency actually declines in US vehicle park

Posted by steve on August 8, 2005

Carmakers are doing little towards increasing fuel efficiency.

One downside is the energy security issue. Consuming 25% of the world’s oil and having a megre few month’s supply left in its land, the US is dependant on oil from countries that could one day for some reason decide to stop supply.

An EPA report leaked to the New York Times shows that loopholes in American fuel economy regulations have allowed automakers to produce cars and trucks that are significantly less fuel-efficient, on average, than they were in the late 1980’s.

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