Source: White House on YouTube
quote: It's not the engine necessarily, it's the poor aero of large trucks that keeps mpg down. You can hypermile a Ford 1 ton diesel to 30 mpg but only with low speeds and no stops. Getting that kind of economy with normal driving (you know where you obey traffic laws), will take a significant, expensive change in design.
quote: You can't make a pickup truck that gets 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. At least if you want it to be able to do any work.
quote: The point FIT was making is that nobody that pushes their trucks to the extreme will want any change in design if it means the extremes they can push them to will suffer as a result. For people that actually need a truck, such a redesign would be seen as a step backward, not forward.