quote: Without the goals set by these mandates manufacturers will look at their most economical cars and say 'Good enough! No need to improve them'. The mandates raise the bar that manufacturers have to reach.
quote: I don't understand why otherwise normally intelligent but left-leaning people can't see it.
quote: Just look at the Toyota Corolla to see the truth in that.
quote: Do you really think I would be getting that kind of economy if CAFE had not been forcing the automakers to provide it?
quote: The CAFE increase will limit choice of vehicles, force auto manufacturers to make certain types of vehicles, and make people spend more money.Both involve increased costs, but one limits choice and freedom less.Even better would be to let the free market come to an equilibrium.We are exporting large quantities of gasoline. We aren't hurting for it. Not even close.
quote: Likewise a government can't force me to dump my old gas-guzzling beater to buy a new econobox.