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Motor city blues

Motor city blues

Having spent much of my youth in Detroit, the car is king even today. While Motown music made us swoon, the love of cars never died. But for every industry there is a transition.  Fuel economy standards started in the late 1970s and many felt that would kill Detroit. Far from it.  But it is … Continue reading

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading