Higher fuel economy standards are unattainable
Carmakers support higher fuel economy standards
Auto manufacturers supported the fuel economy standards announced by the Obama administration in 2011. A New York Times article, headlined “Carmakers Back Strict New Rules For Gas Mileage,” reported:
The automakers are confident that they can achieve incremental goals each year, but the real test will be if costs can be lowered enough so consumers will want to buy more electric and hybrid models.
“The standards are going to be quite stringent and a challenge,” said Scott Becker, a senior vice president in the United States for the Japanese automaker Nissan. “But given the range of technologies that we either have currently or are developing, we will be in a position to meet them.”