What U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards (if any) Should Be – Results of an NMA Online Survey, Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #569

Throughout November, we posted an online survey designed to better understand the sentiment of NMA supporters toward government-imposed CAFE standards. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations established in 2012 mandated automakers to meet a fleetwide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by the vehicle model year 2025. That is quite a leap forward considering the 2019 criteria are 42.5 mpg for passenger cars and 30 mpg for light-duty trucks, including SUVs.

The US Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency caused a stir last year when the agencies proposed freezing the fleet standard at 37.0 mpg, the 2021 target, for the foreseeable future. Several states, led by California, are challenging that proposal.

The NMA survey included the opportunity for respondents to share their opinions in addition to answering the prepared questions. We will share many of those opinions in next week’s newsletter and will post many more on a special section of the Motorists.org site. First, though, here are the overall results of the questionnaire:

Although the NMA online survey on U.S. fuel economy standards is now closed, feel free to add your thoughts about government CAFE standards by emailing us at [email protected] with the subject line “CAFE Standards.” Based on responses to the November survey, this is a topic of great interest to NMA readership, and therefore to us. Your feedback is an important component to the NMA’s position on the fuel economy issue.

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One Response to “What U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards (if any) Should Be – Results of an NMA Online Survey, Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #569”

  1. Tom McCarey says:

    It’s disheartening that only 12.2% of the respondents got it right, especially when they are NMA MEMBERS! The government has no business in making gas mileage regulations of any kind. The 87.8% are allowing the government to turn us into slaves because they seemingly don’t understand what is happening and what is at stake. The freedom the car represents and IS is going away, because the government wants to control us completely. Read http://americandreamcoalition.org/greatest.html and https://www.americandreamcoalition.org/automobility/Greatesthires.pdf
    As a side note, the REAL ID is an internal passport like they had in the old USSR-people had to get permission from the government to go ANYWHERE. I urge people to wake up and act before it’s too late. They want to take away our cars. However, they will have all the freedom of movement they want.
    Tom McCarey