Obama’s Fuel Economy Mandate Threatens the American Dream of Mobility

WASHINGTON – Today the American Energy Alliance released a new video highlighting the consequences of the Obama administration’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. This mandate requires that America’s fleet of new cars and trucks get on average 54 miles per gallon by 2025—if EPA’s assumptions are correct.

AEA’s video, which also features an interview with Congressman Mike Kelly, tells the story of Nelcy Grande, whose ability to buy a car allowed her to start and grow her own cleaning business and send her daughters to college. Nelcy was able to achieve her dream, but the CAFE standards could prevent millions of people from purchasing a vehicle and achieving theirs.

Watch the video below:

Research shows that the CAFE standards are already making cars and trucks more expensive. A study from the Heritage Foundation shows that new vehicles are more than $6,000 more expensive than they would be if auto price trends remained the same since 2008.

AEA is also directing its activists to submit comments to the EPA for the midterm review of the CAFE standards.


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