Using his pen and phone, and blaming Congress for not agreeing to his mandates, President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop and issue new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards by March 31, 2016. The proposal will be made by March 2015.
This is the next phase of his fuel economy plan. He made this announcement at the Safeway distribution center because the grocery chain participated in an EPA initiative to improve efficiency of its trucking fleet.
“Those steps will help bolster American energy security, cut carbon pollution, save money and support manufacturing innovation,” a White House official said.
He said the average family will save $8000 a year per vehicle.
Hello? Does anyone believe this? The average family doesn’t even spend $8000 a year on gasoline. He’s factoring in all the gasoline used by trucks and then averaging it out, claiming the average person will save this money.
You can keep your car and truck if you like them too! Of course you won’t be able to afford them!
Mr. Obama is making this up as he goes along:
In 2012, Obama ordained average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. It is currently 29 mpg and must be 35.5 mpg by 2016.
Today was another ‘historic’ pronouncement.
In 2012, Ray LaHood, transportation secretary, said the standards would save Americans an average of $8000 a vehicle by 2025.
The trucking industry, especially smaller companies, are already struggling thanks to federal rules. New federal rules this past summer limit driving hours to reduce fatigue and car crashes.
Trucks and cars are about to get a lot more expensive.
In March, 2012, Mr. Obama said, “Because of these new standards for cars, and trucks, they’re going to go further and use less fuel every year, and that means pretty soon you’ll be able to fill up your car every two weeks instead of every week, and over time that saves you or a typical family, about $8,000 a year.”
It sounds more like brainwashing than reality.
The goals will be reached by automakers making a certain number of electric or hybrid cars to bring the mileage up for the fleet. Hopefully, they will sell.