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Why CAFE Makes Fuel Economy Worse

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Earlier today GM's Tom Wilkinson posted a well-argued criticism of over-simplistic CAFE provisions () at the company's . Despite reinforcing his own explanations of why certain CAFE proposals are bad policy with a number of supporting sources, reaction on the GM blog alone indicates that people still do not understand the inherent problems with the CAFE approach to increasing average fuel economy. It seems that for many people the argument simply boils down to “increased fuel economy across the board is good, therefore we should increase fuel economy standards across the board”. Perhaps the difficulty is that there are so many reasons CAFE is bad policy it is hard to know where to begin trying to explain what they are, and too much effort for either lawmakers or consumers to understand. (more…)