In an effort to dismiss auto maker complaints that a new fuel economy standard of 35 mpg by 2020 will devastate the industry, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently that it doesn’t make any sense that auto makers can achieve such standards in Europe but not America. In fact, it makes a lot of sense.

Hear Ward's AutoWorld Editor Drew Winter's latest take on the auto industry in his weekly report on Detroit's WJR radio:

U.S. Will Never Match Europe in Fuel Economy