A committee formed within a unit of the National Research Council (NRC) is conducting a “retrospective and prospective examination of effectiveness and impacts of CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards” to examine the standard's economic practicability, technical feasibility, impact on U.S. energy conservation efforts and its effect on other regulations. CAFE standards for passenger cars were first established in 1975 and in 1977 for light trucks. Currently, passenger cars must ...

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