Lucky 2 Posted July 8, 2009 Report Share Posted July 8, 2009 President Obama announces Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard for 2016. Expect an average of 39 mpg for cars and 30 mpg for trucks. The goal is to cut green house gases by 30 percent by 2016. (As reported in the August edition of Motor Trend) With the new Government mandated standards you will see a greater push for all electric vehicles, and yes they are zero emissions vehicles. Not so fast, where does that electricity come from? The only viable low emission electrical generating systems are Nuclear and hydro electric. We have not built any new Nuclear plants in decades and many hydro electric dams have been removed. The only electrical generating plants remaining are the already over taxed coal and oil fired plants, which are producing more green house gases every day than all the cars in the United States and fueled by foreign oil and coal. Where exactly have we improved our situation . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.