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Obama announces massive fuel efficiency improvements by Justin Blows
May 20, 2009, 11:52 am
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President Obama today announced a massive increase for fuel efficiency standards in the US:

one national [United States] standard that will rapidly increase fuel efficiency without compromising safety by an average of five percent each year between 2012 and 2016 [emphasis added]

Obama has announced strict fuel efficiency standards - will Australia follow?

Obama has announced strict fuel efficiency standards - will Australia follow?

Wow – that’s a massive increase.   According to this news item, for the current model year, 2009, the average fuel efficiency for cars and light trucks is 25 mpg.  By 2016 the fleet average will be 35.5 mpg – 39 mpg for cars, and 30 mpg for trucks.

I am sure that Toyota, who has a very strong patent portfolio in hybrid vehicles,  will be pleased they filed all of those patents!  See my previous entries about patents for hybrid and electric vehicles.  Also, here is an interesting news video clip about the announcement.

Justin Blows

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