September 21, 2005

Extra! Extra! Gas Mileage Stickers False!

Is anyone surprised to learn that the gas mileage stickers that we all see on cars, SUVs and trucks are incorrect? Is anyone surprised to learn that the standards used by the EPA to set these gas mileage claims for auto manufactures have been skewed in favor of high mileage figures?

Are you surprised to learn that the average highway speed set by the EPA for gas mileage tests for cars is a laughable 48 miles per hour? Is anyone surprised that the tests are not run by the EPA, but by the auto manufacturers themselves, using EPA standards?

Is anyone surprised that the EPA standards are 30 years old? Does it surprise anyone that 20 years ago the EPA acknowledged that its test standards were flawed, but did nothing about it?

Does anyone still believe that it is a good thing for corporations to own the government, other than corporations and their lapdogs?

1 comment:

jmcmaster said...

I posted on this a couple months ago, check out the average gas mileage for 2004 cars, unbelievable.


http://outsidethabox.blogspot.com/2005/07/shortfalls-of-energy-bill-gas-mileage.html