Fuel Economy in Automobiles

A hearing was held to examine the fuel economy standards proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to the… read more

A hearing was held to examine the fuel economy standards proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in response to the enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. EISA requires that mileage standards

reach 35 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2020.

The first witness, testifying on behalf of the Bush Administration, stated that based on studies conducted by the Department of Transportation and EPA, the Administration proposes raising standards

to 31.6 mpg by 2015. Committe Chairman Markey stated that the figures used in the studies were flawed, as the analysis used a projection cost of $2.42 per gallon of gas in 2016 when the current cost per gallon is over 50 percent higher.

Witnesses on the second panel testified on the possibilities for electric

cars. A Nissan senior vice president said that his company plans a fully electric

vehicle ready for mass-market sales by 2012. close

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Program ID:
206201-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 2008 | 1:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 01, 2008 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 26, 2008 | 1:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2008 | 3:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2008 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2008 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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