Count the Center for Automotive Research among skeptics over near-term reductions in the sky-high cost of lithium-ion battery technology for electrified vehicles. The think tank also believes expensive federal regulations coming in the next few years pose a risk to vehicle sales, production and manufacturing employment. Total Additional Retail Price for CAFE and Mandated Safety: 2025 
 2025MPG CAFE 2025 Cost Safety Cost Total Additional Retail Price 
 41.7 $4,190 $1,500 $5,690 
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