EPA revising fuel efficiency ratings method
The New York Times and NPR are reporting on the EPA's proposed revisions to the vehicle mileage rating methodology that populates the sticker on new cars with city and highway miles-per-gallon (mpg) numbers. The main changes? Faster highway driving and air conditioning.
USAToday reports that it won't affect CAFE standard calculations.
But it's not clear that this will do anything...Do consumers care? The Consumer Federation is convinced they do...so is the Sierra Club...as does Jesus. But the Star Tribune reported earlier in November that fuel economy ranked 18th out of 56 things in considering a new car, behind cupholders and the sound system.