Hang on to Your Hats With Both Hands Folks – the Regulatory Push Barely has Begun!
Rest at link: http://wardsauto.com/commentary/greens_want_next/If the auto industry thinks it’s going to have a hard time meeting U.S. fuel-economy mandates or European limits on carbon-dioxide emissions, it ain’t seen nothing yet.
Hold onto your hat with both hands folks – the regulatory push barely has begun.
I just had a fascinating discussion with three leading environmentalists in California, with the goal of getting an idea of where the next round of CO2 regulations is headed. After all, as goes California, so goes the nation – and ultimately the world. And what the California environmental lobby really wants is corporate average fuel economy of somewhere between 70 and 100 mpg (3.4 L/100 km and 2.4 L/100 km).