Cars could get 74 MPG by 2035: The New York Times
Friday, September 03, 2010
Building on the Bush Administration's proposal to raise automobile fuel economy by up to four percent per year, the Obama Administration is considering a further hike in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards with targets that might double efficiency over the coming 15 years. But just how far can fuel economy be improved by re-engineering gasoline-powered cars and light trucks, without having to use costly options like plug-in electric cars or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles? That's the subject of a new University of Michigan study covered in this article in the New York Times.