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“Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry” Fails CAFE Standards

March 2, 2009 · · Filed Under Congress, Energy Independence, FuelClinic, Governments, Reducing Emissions, Saving Money 

The was a minor kerfuffle last week as one blogger did the math and determined that the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry would fail CAFE fuel economy standards…

The vehicles owned by the Obama administration’s auto team were released in a list today by The Detroit News. While Detroit is focusing on the fact that the “Big Three” are underrepresented amongst the auto-owners on the federal task force, I just did some back-of-the-envelope math and made a shocking discovery…The federal task force fails CAFE standards.

I’d like to mention that both the CAFE and EPA ratings have very little to do with _actual_ fuel mileage (fleet or personal), and can be exceeded in nearly any car by anyone taking the initiative to practice simple “eco-driving” techniques.

Obama’s task force could track their actual fuel mileage using their existing cars on a website like FuelClinic [www.fuelclinic.com] and use the eco-driving techniques to show the nation the easily repeatable efficiency improvements _anyone_ can make – and it wouldn’t cost a dime.

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2 Responses to ““Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry” Fails CAFE Standards”

  1. Obama Administration’s New Fuel Economy Standards Sued as Too Weak | Fuelishness! Fuel Economy Blog on April 4th, 2009 9:58 AM

    […] Force on the Auto Industry” pointed out early that the members of the task force generally seem a little out of touch with the importance of improved fuel economy – another example of this administration’s […]

  2. An American Automotive Industry Rescue Plan that Just Might Work | Fuelishness! Fuel Economy Blog on April 11th, 2009 11:43 AM

    […] If you’re like me you’re more than a little disappointed by the early missteps of the Obama Administration’s efforts to save a few of the big American auto manufacturers, and by association, the entire industry.  The Presidential Task Force seems a little out of touch. […]

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