Posted on: January 21, 2011
New fuel requirements might be unsafe for vehicles, according to news reports.
“Stringent fuel economy requirements like those set for 2025 will be impossible to meet without sacrificing the safety of the vehicles we’ll drive in the future,” according to news reports .
Engineers who have responded to a survey by the industry publication Ward’s Automotive overwhelmingly agreed that a 2025 fuel economy requirement of 56.2 mpg — slightly higher than the final proposal announced last week — would jeopardize the safety of future cars and trucks, according to news reports.
“Most also felt cars will have to be smaller, more expensive and less varied than they are today with about 90% doubting the goals can be met without sacrifices in vehicle cost, size, safety and choice.”
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I hope the fuel economy requirements can take safety into consideration. I’m glad that the engineers are expressing a concern, especially if the recommendations are bad.
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