We’ve noted before on this blog how the EPA will allow California and other states to regulate greenhouse gas emissions — and what effect that could have on the motor vehicle fleet in this country.
Now comes word that the Obama administration is considering regulating greenhouse gas (i.e. carbon dioxide) emissions in vehicles nationwide. Should the administration follow the California plan, by 2020 vehicles sold in this country would have to average 42 miles per gallon combined city/highway driving. If you wanted to purchase a vehicle that did so today, your options would be this or this. Wonder how American consumers will react when the truth of what such a move would really mean becomes clear to them?