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CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks – Eric Peters

12/13/2011

The government’s pending (2016) 35.5 MPG CAFE fuel economy requirements — which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars — are going to make it very difficult for any automaker to sell trucks in volume in this country.

Ford has just dropped the compact-size Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — making it the first CAFE casualty — and I predict that larger trucks are on the endangered species list now, too. Just as large V-8/RWD sedans were almost completely killed off as mass-market vehicles by the original — and far less punitive — CAFE requirements that went into effect a quarter century ago.  […]

Continue reading at The American Spectator.

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