Per the article on CNN,
In general, the regulations require all passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States to get an overall average of 34.1 miles per gallon by model year 2016. It’s the first time there has been a national average for all vehicles.
By the 2016 model year, cars will be expected to average about 39 mpg while trucks are expected to get an average of 30 mpg.
This has been a long time coming. What I don’t get, is why the Government decides to step in just after they forced the car manufacturers to make cars less efficiently for the facade of safety. What gives? A little hypocrisy, it sure looks at it.
Sure, this doesn’t measure anything compared the 60-70 MPG rating per passenger of a high speed rail line.