Green: The President And The Car Makers Are Near Fuel Standards That Will Eventually Average 54.5 MPG

By 2025, we could see vehicle fleets with an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  According to the Los Angeles Times, the White House wanted industry participation even though it has the power to issue new requirements on its own.

Having said that, the real world fuel efficiency will be around 50 MPG.  Why?  Because this is Washington and when it comes to national politics and policies, there are always hazy math and stipulations involved.

Of the Big Three, only Chrysler is less supportive of the new standards because it has fallen behind Ford and GM in innovating to achieve the standards. 

Honestly, this is a good move and the White House can use some good news these days.

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