A Small Step in the Right Direction

A Small Step in the Right Direction December 1, 2007

Finally, after years of caving into special interests, the US Congress is poised to increase national fuel efficiency standards– to 35 miles a gallon by 2020, up from the current average of 25. In Europe, however, vehicles average 37 miles a gallon right now, and this will increase to 50 by 2012. The current average in Japan is 45 miles a gallon. So, a small step, but we need to keep some perspective here. The American propensity for driving enormous anti-social vehicles is the equivalent of giving the finger to the rest of humanity, those born and yet to be born. Let’s hope this changes.


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