Consumers already have plenty of choices when it comes to buying cars that get good fuel economy. Unfortunately, they don’t choose them. A key reason: even at today’s record-high prices, gasoline is cheap. One quarter of a century after the U.S. government imposed fuel economy standards on cars and trucks, this country is using more oil than ever. Now there’s talk of raising corporate average fuel economy standards even higher. But it’s not going to work this time, either. Let’s look ...

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