We've heard rumblings all last month about a faraway CAFE target of 60 miles per gallon by 2025. Turns out, that out-there number might not be as distant as some thought.
60 Miles Per Gallon
Who wants better, more efficient cars? Most of you, apparently.
Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency have established fleet fuel economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the government agencies are hard at work on the next phase of increases that will stretch out to 2020 and beyond. The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act mandated 40 mpg by 2020 as a minimum, but the standards could actually be set higher. That's exactly what the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Natural Resou