Kerry vs. Bush – what if Kerry became President?

By |2017-03-22T08:08:21-07:00August 6th, 2004|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Politics, Presidential candidates, Technology, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What if Kerry became President? What effect would it have on the automotive industry if Kerry became President. Every person -whether they were voting for Bush or Kerry - in each corporation I spoke with told me that they were " policy neutral" . After questioning - off the record - they would say, " [...]

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)

By |2017-03-22T08:08:21-07:00August 6th, 2004|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Fuel economy, Podcasts, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is a federally mandated program enacted in 1975 that requires automakers to achieve a particular miles-per-gallon average over their entire vehicle fleet. What are the requirements now? Current CAFE requirements are 27.5 MPG for passenger cars, and 20.7 MPG for light-duty trucks. For example, if an automaker sells a luxury [...]