TO THE EDITOR:
When will people realize that corporate average fuel economy has little to do with fuel economy but is rooted in doing away with the internal combustion engine?
To the EPA's dismay as the CAFE numbers were raised, automakers have come up with ingenious ways to meet the targets and still sell internal combustion engine vehicles.
The EPA will not be happy until internal combustion vehicles are eliminated. This is evident by the Obama administration's target of almost 50 mpg in the 2025 model year, according to the latest estimates. If CAFE had to do with fuel economy, there would be a point at which the EPA would be satisfied.
CAFE standards and other vehicle regulations have made buying new cars and light trucks very costly and in some cases almost impossible for many people. Although CAFE has helped raise fuel economy, when do we say enough is enough?
Tony Schafers, Advanced Drivelines Instructor, Southeast Community College, Milford, Neb.