Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How Low Are Our Standards?

The Department of Climate Change has several reports on what other countries are doing to reduce their emissions, and dependence on fossil fuels. This graph, from the report Countries Acting Now, shows each country's standards for fuel efficiency.

Compared to other countries, the cars we get sold here are total guzzlers. Cars in Europe and Japan are about 70% better than our current standards.

Good news is that smart shoppers are checking out the fuel efficiency and refusing to buy the duds. But the government should really make car companies lift their game.

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