Consumer Reports Refutes ‘Three Big Myths’ On How Realistic Fuel Economy Standards Are

By Jon LeSage Auto industry groups have been saying that hitting fuel economy standards is unattainable due to the popularity of gas-thirsty large vehicles, but Consumer Reports has reached a different conclusion.
With federal agencies and California releasing a fuel economy midterm technical report last month, there have been a lot of media quotes from auto industry groups saying that the standards are too high to reach. The main argument made has focused on increased sales of pickups, SUVs, and large cars as gasoline prices stay down.
Consumer Reports just posted a blog commentary written by Consumers Union policy counsel Shannon Baker-Branstetter and senior communications

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