Browsing All posts tagged under »CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)«

CAFE Standards Reform Means Safer Cars And Saved Lives

April 1, 2020 by


By Peter Murphy ~ In the midst of the fight to save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration earlier today announced a regulatory change on another issue that also will save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they will increase—at a slower pace than […]

Automakers’ Flip-Flop On CAFE Standards Kicks Car Buyers To The Curb

August 31, 2019 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ After advocating for the Trump administration to relax former President Barack Obama’s stringent fuel economy mandates, several major automakers have rebuked the administration’s proposed rule for freezing the mandate at model year 2020. Now, the automakers are siding with California, voluntarily agreeing to increase the average fuel economy of their fleets […]

Cars And Consumer Choice

August 10, 2018 by


By Craig Rucker ~ Freezing federally mandated fuel efficiency standards at 37 mpg is smart. The Obama Administration’s 54.5 mpg standard was completely unrealistic.  It could only be met by forcing people into electric cars or tiny “econoboxes,” neither of which most consumers would voluntarily choose. CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen points out at […]

Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal Bucks California In Bid To Spur New Car Purchases

August 3, 2018 by


By Kevin Mooney ~ American consumers who want safe, affordable vehicles will find new models with improved technology becoming less costly if a federal rule amending standards for fuel economy and emissions goes into effect, Trump administration officials said Thursday in announcing the proposal. California has been permitted to set its own auto emissions standards […]

Freeze, Reduce Or Eliminate CAFÉ Fuel Standards

June 14, 2018 by


By Paul Driessen ~ Saying the air traffic controller work force was “too white,” the Obama Federal Aviation Administration allegedly replaced hiring standards based on science, math and ability to handle intense pressure with rules designed to increase racial diversity. It’s hard to find a more flagrant example of bureaucrats putting people’s safety and lives […]

Mileage Standards And Tariffs Help Some – While Penalizing Countless Others, Often Severely

April 9, 2018 by


By Paul Driessen ~ It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC […]

EPA Revision Of Obama-Era Fuel Standards Will Make New Cars More Affordable

April 4, 2018 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for […]

The Crazy Reason Two Auto Companies Were Fined $100 Million

November 5, 2014 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The federal government just fined Kia and Hyundai motors $100 million dollars. Was the culprit: A.) Sudden acceleration of vehicles. B.) Excess dirty pollutants spewing out of exhaust pipes. C.) Too much of a colorless, odorless nontoxic gas that will at best make an infinitesimal impact on climate change. If you […]

If The Goal Is “Energy Independence,” What Issues Should Be A Priority In America?

April 9, 2014 by


Surely NOT the ones listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee! By Marita Noon ~ Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America […]

EPA Seeks To Punish Drivers (Again) Via Its Tier 3 Regulations

April 17, 2013 by


EPA’s proposed sulfur standards for gasoline will cost billions for no real benefits. By Paul Driessen ~ President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has already promulgated a tsunami of 1,920 regulations, many of which will bring few health or environmental benefits but will impose high economic and unemployment costs, often to advance the Administration’s decidedly anti-hydrocarbon […]

Can’t Afford A New Car? Washington Partly To Blame

March 5, 2013 by


By Katie Tubb ~ The average price of a new car in 2012 was $30,500. Wondering why? One contributing factor is the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. All models from a single manufacturer must reach an average of 35.3 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2016 and 54.5 mpg by 2025. The current average […]

Obama’s Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars

December 27, 2012 by


By Rachael Slobodien ~ Ever since the Senate rejected President Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme in 2009, his administration has been hard at work to find other ways to implement a radical, environmentalist agenda. Obama made these intentions clear at a press conference in 2010 when he explained, “Cap and trade was just one way of skinning […]

Obama’s Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax

September 1, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk. Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of murdering […]

New Auto Efficiency Regs: Special Interests Win, Consumers Lose

August 29, 2012 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The federal government finalized new automobile efficiency rules today for cars and light trucks for model years 2017–2025. The rules require an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2025. Proponents of the rule advertise the more stringent mpg standard as a win for producers, consumers, and environmentalists. […]

Coincidences, Truth, and Propaganda

April 27, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ On April 18th I received an email from the Sierra Club announcing that “We’re endorsing President Obama for reelection. We’ve made too much progress over the past four years to give it all back to Big Polluters.” Among the Sierra Club’s many projects to plunge the nation back to the golden […]

Obama Running Not One Auto Company but All of Them

July 29, 2011 by


By Nicolas Loris When President Obama bailed out General Motors, he stressed that he had “no intention” of running the auto company. Now he’s intent on running all of them. The Obama Administration tomorrow will announce new auto efficiency regulations that will create stricter miles per gallon (mpg) standards for cars and light-duty trucks for […]

EPA Versus Markets, Yet Again

October 27, 2010 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Perhaps the most important line in this article is that over the last 30 years without any Government intervention, heavy vehicle fuel economy has improved by one percent per year, due to the competitiveness of truck manufacturers who supply the industry. Now the Government seeks to introduce hundreds of pages of […]

Government Fail: EPA’s Green Letter Grades For Vehicles

September 2, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Both the Bush and Obama Administrations implemented tougher fuel efficiency standards for vehicles with the message that more stringent regulations will reduce carbon dioxide and save consumers money because they’ll be purchasing less gas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced fleet-wide requirements of 34.1 […]

CAFE Compliant Presidential Limo – Well Not Quite

February 4, 2009 by


Scroll down the page to the group of images. The second one down shows the ‘chosen’ couple. I won’t comment on the Suit, shoes and coat he is wearing, nor on the designer dress, coat and shoes that she is wearing, clothing that costs about as much as an average family might spend on food […]