[Healeys] Coming Fuel Efficency Standards

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 20:20:09 MST 2007

Scott, if you have a stock Bugeye you will still get better mileage than
your 2001 Civic, and a better car for running on the track to boot.

On Dec 9, 2007 9:13 AM, J. Scott Morris <jstmorris at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  Economist  a British magazine, recently had an article the heightened
> fuel efficiency focus in the U.S.A.  [see
> http://www.economist.com/daily/news/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=10249454]
>  An energy bill is set to pass through the House of Representatives this
> week. In part, the article reads:  The new corporate average fuel economy
> (CAFE) standards have been a long time coming. The 35mpg target for average
> fuel efficiency across the range of a car company s vehicles in 2020 would
> be the first lifting of CAFE standards for cars since 1985. The current
> standard for corporate average fuel economy of 27.5mpg for cars was
> introduced that year. The standard for light trucks has been slowly lifted
> over the years and now stands at 22.2mpg. Since 1985 the fuel economy of
> cars and trucks has barely shifted.
>  The day may be coming when there will be enormous pressure on the old car
> enthusiast / industry to curtail usage and/or pay a sizable amount for the
> privilege of enjoying ones hobby.  A CAFE of 35 mpg(US) is about 42 mpg(Imp)
> or 14.9 Km/Litre. By way of comparison, my 2001 Honda Civic averages 15.8k/l and my 1962 Austin Healey averages 22 mpg(Imp) or
> 7.8 k/l .
>  --Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada;  60 MkI BN7-project;  62 MkII
> BT7-driver
> J. Scott Morris - Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives
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