Posts Tagged ‘fuel economy’

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    Unexpected Consequences From Fuel Economy

    Feb 19, 14 • 523 Views • No Comments

    Hoping to cut costs at the pump and buy less foreign oil, President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address that medium and heavy duty vehicles would be the next target. A part of the CAFE mandate that started with 1975 legislation, Corporate...  [read more]

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    The Cafe Menu

    Aug 29, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    How will a 54.5 mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) mandate affect us? We start with a mystery.  Because Minivans are big and heavy, they should be the source of a large proportion of all traffic fatalities in 2-car accidents. But they are not. Why?...  [read more]