Planet Gore

Do Those Even Exist?

From Big Government:

Over the weekend, news broke that the White House intends to push for fuel efficiency standards that would require cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. to average 56.2 miles per gallon of gasoline by 2025. . . .

According to the federal government’s own fueleconomy.gov website, a grand total of three cars currently on the market in the U.S. get 56.2 miles to the gallon or better. [Emphasis mine — B.B.] They are the Nissan Leaf, and two varieties of Smart car.  The famed green Toyota Prius is a dirty polluter by this standard. So would be 2009 and 2010’s green cars of the year.

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