Feds not on track to meet 2025 fuel efficiency goals

This article by Steven Mufson explains that "the fuel efficiency standards championed by President Obama in 2012 will fall short of the 54.5-miles-per-gallon 2025 target the administration set because consumers are buying more pickup trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles than expected, according to a new technical assessment report by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration." The report noted that there are  "no economic or technological barrier preventing automakers from continuing to boost fuel efficiency and to hit the standards for vehicles based on their size and footprints," and that, in fact, car makers are more than complying with standards for producing fuel efficient cars. 

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