A recent article by Justin Sullivan, USA Today, supported the notion of reaching the 54.5 mpg goal. Now Jeremy Anwyl, Edmunds.com, gives the opposing view.
Read the entire opinion piece by Jeremy Anwyl here.
Out of 333 2012 model year vehicles sold in the U.S., 50 of them — including 18 hybrids, five diesels and four advanced electric-drive cars — can deliver an EPA-combined 30 miles per gallon or better.
There are plenty of efficient vehicles to choose from, but millions of Americans aren’t choosing them. Why? Because fuel economy is directly at odds with other vehicle attributes such as space, comfort, performance and safety. Fuel efficiency is a great bonus, but not if it means giving up these other features.