EPA fuel economy announcement notes problems with E85

08/31/2012
The document announcing new fuel-economy standards for US cars and light trucks contains a quiet observation that shrieks about problems of renewable-fuel mandates. It comes from the Environmental Protection Agency, which with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has raised the corporate average fuel economy target for model-year 2025 to 54.5 mpg. The program extended by the new regulation links vehicle fuel mileage with emissions of carbon dioxide. Automakers can lower their fuel-mileage limits by producing vehicles that emit no or low levels of the greenhouse gas. The new regulation offers incentives for the manufacture of vehicles powered by electricity, fuel cells, and c...
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