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Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? #4604631
12/15/17 04:28 PM
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Speak2Mountain Offline OP
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To let market forces drive manufacturing or do car companies have to be forced to that end of producing cars that get better MPG

Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604637
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Smaller engines get more mpg - it's pretty simple.


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604640
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The only way to hit the arbitrary 2025 targets is a massive increase in EV vehicles, which will need to be subsidized by the remaining mix of the sales or gov't subsidies. Never mind that the electrical grid may not be able to handle the switch to EVs.
Hydrogen vehicles are just too insignificant in numbers to consider.
I prefer market forces with some gov't oversight - example - emissions targets that are reasonable.

Last edited by Danno; 12/15/17 04:39 PM.

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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Silk] #4604642
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Originally Posted By: Silk
Smaller engines get more mpg - it's pretty simple.

Only if the smaller engines are in smaller vehicles - can't ignore the laws of physics.
Talking real world fuel use performance not the EPA numbers ....
And I prefer to drive larger vehicles, which given equal safety systems, are safer.

Last edited by Danno; 12/15/17 04:40 PM.

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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604648
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Oh yes let CAFE rollback and let 10w30 be the normal again


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604649
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This is analogous to another current affair isnt it. It's clear that legislation has steered the course of vehicle develoment with a strong grip, and it's been the spur to drive very specific advancements in 'energy management' and pollution and it would be interesting to see what the industry would look like had they faced no regulations. I couldn't even imagine; 14L-20L passenger car engines, uncatalysed, everyone's got 1200hp at least, still using carbs. Lead and manganese everywhere, cancer rates skyrocket (even compared to today's standard). I don't appreciate CAFE telling me which grade of oil to use in my property as much as anyone but you have to admit we're seeing some very clever solutions.

Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604651
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Gov't ANYTHING should be rolled back. Or 75% of it anyway. Let free enterprise figure out the proper cost/benefit.


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604654
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Like Danno said, definitely emission standards, but I have my doubts about the usefulness of CAFE fuel economy standards. The sales figures of pickups and SUVs vs more fuel efficient cars probably depend on fuel prices more than anything else.


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604657
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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: MoreCowbellAz] #4604658
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Originally Posted By: MoreCowbellAz
Gov't ANYTHING should be rolled back. Or 75% of it anyway. Let free enterprise figure out the proper cost/benefit.


We need 75% more pollution in the air and water?

Last edited by Leo99; 12/15/17 04:52 PM.

Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Leo99] #4604662
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
Originally Posted By: MoreCowbellAz
Gov't ANYTHING should be rolled back. Or 75% of it anyway. Let free enterprise figure out the proper cost/benefit.


We need 75% more pollution in the air and water?


I don't see him stating that in his comment, but OK , let's go with that. Not.

confused


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604669
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Absolutely. And while they are at it, get that alcohol out of our gasoline and into those hogs, chickens, beef cattle, etc.


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Danno] #4604670
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Originally Posted By: Danno
Originally Posted By: Leo99
Originally Posted By: MoreCowbellAz
Gov't ANYTHING should be rolled back. Or 75% of it anyway. Let free enterprise figure out the proper cost/benefit.


We need 75% more pollution in the air and water?


I don't see him stating that in his comment, but OK , let's go with that. Not.

confused


You concur with his statement regarding pollution controls? Do tell.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4604673
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Pollution and CAFE are different, unless you count CO2 which is debatable whether they are pollution or benign.

There are always way to get around CAFE standard, like rating a vehicle as a truck instead of car, or use foot print as a way to inflate allowed mpg (i.e. making Altima as big as Maxima).

You can also hybrid more models instead of selling fewer EVs.

But in the end consumer is always right, they want CUV and SUV now when oil price is cheap and hybrid and cars when oil price is high.


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Re: Should Govt. CAFE Standards Be Rolled Back? [Re: Danno] #4604677
12/15/17 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: Danno

Only if the smaller engines are in smaller vehicles - can't ignore the laws of physics.


Take a look outside North America - you DON'T need a huge engine in an outsized vehicle to carry normal loads and 1 or 2 people. How does the rest of the world do it ? We must be special.


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