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Most Americans Support 60 MPG Standard By 2025: Report Page 2

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And that’s just getting started. Factor in all the technology that’s providing more fuel efficiency in cars, crossovers, SUVs, minivans and pickups from other automakers – Ford, Honda, Acura,  Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, and so on – and it’s not inconceivable that automakers can comply with a 60-mpg standard by 2025.

Granted, complying with the standard will cost consumers money for all that technology. But, getting back to the CFA survey, consumers are growing more aware that higher fuel economy offsets higher car costs. In the CFA analysis, based on the most recent EPA-NHTSA analysis of costs, a 60-mpg standard pays for itself in less than five years and, over the life of the car, reduces consumer costs by $6,400 on average.

Also see Bengt Halvorson's take on this survey in TheCarConnection.

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  1. Back to a lower national speed limit? Absolutely not! It was a joke when we did it before; had absolutely no effect on fuel prices (look at where fuel prices were then / where they are today). Rather than take it out on the American driver, take it out on the anti-carbon fuel administration now governing this country!
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