• fb_1779529571 avatar Bill Posted: 8/2/2011 8:13am PDT

    Ship of fools and we know who's at the helm.

  • fb_1618356314 avatar Richard Posted: 8/1/2011 12:37pm PDT

    Can you imagine how much these high mileage cars will cost? How long will it take to recover the additional cost? Why don't we just build a nuclear powered car? Ford tried it once!

  • fb_1618356314 avatar Richard Posted: 8/1/2011 12:34pm PDT

    Where did Obama get his degree in automotive engineering? Does he, or has he ever OWNED a car? Does he even have a driver's license? After all, he is from Chicago where mass transit is the rule rather than the exception.

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 8/1/2011 8:30pm PDT

    You're right, we should just keep guzzling gas driving solo in huge SUVs and sending troops to oil lands, spending billions that we don't have and getting our soldiers killed but as long as we stick our heads in the sand and blame Obama for everything, we're all ok.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 8/1/2011 11:04am PDT

    This is a way of making ALL cars much more expensive for everyone. Car makers have plenty of sales incentive to engineer low fuel consumption. Others make good income selling fewer cars with outstanding high horsepower performance. The present adminstration has no concept of the free market.

  • fb_100000748386019 avatar Marc Posted: 8/1/2011 10:55am PDT

    Just like Obamacare, I hope this goes on the short list of things to be repealed as soon as administrations change. Otherwise it may usher in another era of wimpy, light weight, and bland cars liken to those from the 1970's malaise era.

  • fb_1608316346 avatar Gary Posted: 8/1/2011 10:33am PDT

    Aside from the dooms day economic impacts I've been hearing about, I'm very pleased to hear the US is deciding to lead the way toward better energy usage policies, including the all important transportation sector. This is long overdue and I'm glad the current administration has made this a priority; this effort needs to spread worldwide!
    The growing World population cannot continue with our status quo approach to fossil energy reliance. We need more sustainable alternatives, but till then we need to be smarter about the use of limited resources we do have.
    I suppose that one way or another there will be some growing pains till we get there, but our future generations depend on it.

  • schaskins avatar schaskins Posted: 8/1/2011 10:28am PDT

    This is just another example of people who know NOTHING trying to force the market in to their Utopian Fantasy World. The automakers must be going along out of fear or the hope that sanity will return before they are forced in to building worthless little death traps that NO ONE will ever buy

  • Gubbins avatar Gubbins Posted: 8/1/2011 10:23am PDT

    What does this idiot think a car achieving this level of fuel efficiency will cost? Tech like that doesn't come cheap, but this clueless bozo's talking up the "savings" to the consumer.

  • jfed avatar jfed Posted: 8/1/2011 12:03pm PDT

    Gubbins, not sure if you are referring to me as the idiot. I definitely mention that the cost of vehicles will rise.