BEVERLY HILLS, MI – Calls for sharp increases in corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements are arbitrary and misguided, says the former chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. “I am very concerned that a lot of the CAFE debate that’s going on right now is not based on fact,” Diane Steed says, suggesting a proposed 35-mpg (6.7 L/100 km) target for fleet fuel economy was “pulled out of the air.” Compounding the potential impact of such a measure – which represents a ...

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