for Fuel Economy
While the overwhelming response to SAFE's report has been positive, our group seeks to clarify criticisms that are not factually based.
Cars today are more efficient, more durable, safer, and have better features than ever before, and higher prices are simply not that high once adjusted for inflation and compared to price increases of other consumer goods.
NHTSA and EPA's own analysis has found that lightweighting, when done properly, poses no overall increased risk to highway safety. In recent years, record U.S. auto sales have coincided with significant fuel efficiency gains.
Assuming that oil prices will remain low through 2050 is not consistent with current market dynamics or historical precedent.
American consumers plan to change their driving habits throughout the summer due to increased gasoline prices.
The auto industry is reportedly conveying to the administration that it wants to seek a compromise with California in order to avoid two different fuel economy standards.
SAFE' analysis finds that 18–25 percent system-wide fuel economy savings could be realized by using existing driver assist and autonomous vehicle technologies while saving thousands of lives.
Modernized fuel-efficiency standards have been a cornerstone of energy policy since the 1970s, reducing the negative effects of petrostates on the U.S. economy.
'Fuel economy regulations are a preemptive strike against collusion and market-distorting behavior. In fact, current regulations will eliminate 12 billion barrels of oil imports between 2015 and 2040.'
When considering autonomy in buses and both light and freight trucks, the EIA sees lower demand compared to its base case in all scenarios.