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EPA Mileage Gap & Paris Climate Accord

August 23, 2016

EPA insists automobile manufacturers must exceed the 54 mpg mileage requirement in 2025, so that the U.S. can meet carbon targets agreed to at the Paris COP Climate meeting.

Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, said:

The U.S. will have to accelerate carbon reductions beyond current regulations … to meet targets called for in the global climate agreement reached in Paris last year.”

This conforms to the Democrat Platform, that said:

“We will transform American transportation by reducing oil consumption through cleaner fuels, vehicle electrification, and increasing the fuel efficiency of cars, boilers, ships, and trucks.”

The automobile manufacturers have already indicated they will not be able to meet the existing 2025 mpg requirements if they are to produce the type of cars Americans want.

This chart shows the huge disparity between the reality of todays actual 2016 mileage of 25.2 mpg, and the required 2025 mileage of 54 mpg, adjusted for allowances. See, Collision of Mileage Regulations and Technology, for information on these allowances.

Chart depicting large increase in mpg required by 2025.

Chart depicting large increase in mpg required by 2025.

Some might say car manufacturers have always cried wolf, but then met safety requirements despite their protestations. It’s difficult, however, to see how the mileage GAP can be addressed without the public buying tiny cars or expensive electric vehicles.

The public has demonstrated a desire for SUVs and pickup trucks, so the government will be forcing its wishes on Americans in order to meet the Paris climate, carbon agreement.

The mileage gap is around 30 mpg, or double existing actual mpg.

Yet, the EPA infers it wants even larger mileage mpg targets, so as to comply with the Paris climate, carbon accord.

EPA’s Grundler went on to say:

“We’re going to need to see a lot of zero and near-zero emissions technology coming into the fleet,” if we are to reduce CO2 emissions, as required by the Paris climate, accord.

This confirms the need for large numbers of expensive EVs, powered by batteries, if the U.S. is to meet the commitments of the Paris climate, carbon accord.

Americans will be forced by the EPA to buy these cars, or do without.

Is this the future Americans want?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. donb permalink
    August 23, 2016 3:10 pm

    The current administration probably intends for the US auto fleet to meet the much more restrictive mileage standards by promoting electric vehicles. In principle, the US industry could do that by selling electric vehicles at a large loss to promote sales (whatever their drawbacks), and to place a high profit premium on fossil fuel vehicles with lower efficiency. That way the industry could maintain a profit. Those who insist on a low-mileage vehicle would have to pay dearly for the privilege, and those who buy electric would be subsidized. IF eventually everyone switched to electric vehicles, the administration would have achieved its goal, even though the consumer would be paying more for transportation. It is not the first time that the administration attempts to achieve their goals by regulation intended to distort both American business and wishes of American consumers.


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