Fuel Efficiency on the Rise

Obama ups the ante against climate change with strict fuel efficiency standards.

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Buckle up! Your next vehicle is about to get a whole lot—more efficient? That’s right, by the year 2016, the average American-made car will get 36 miles to the gallon! Under the Clean Air Act, Obama bypassed Congress and increased the requirement set during the Bush administration in an effort to cut emissions and increase gas mileage, while simultaneously improving public health and environmental conditions. Although the new standards will add about $600 to the cost of car production, drivers will easily make up the difference, as they’ll save nearly $3000 over the course of their vehicle’s lifetime!

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