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  •  Ha maybe, but getting the STANDARD up there (2+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack, ek hornbeck

    might be harder:


    Right now at this very moment, the 2007 35.5MPG by 2016 and the new 54MPG by 2025 fuel efficiency standards are pushing American companies to innovate, grow, hire and spark technologies with applications beyond the original market.  They're reducing our nation's need for energy. They're keeping more US money in our country. They're making American products more competitive globally.  They're keeping money in the pockets of American drivers at the pump, and putting downward pressure on gas prices from falling demand.

    And they're reducing America's greenhouse gas emissions.

    A higher fuel efficiency standard doesn't just impact a couple of car companies, mind you. This is about an entire industry from researchers and engineers, small parts manufacturers, and advanced battery manufacturers and all the small manufacturers in between.

    This is from a Johnson Controls battery manufacturing plant in Ohio, a plant that employs 400 people and recently added 50 new jobs...

          "This battery here is used for the Stop-Start application. The stop-start application is basically when your car is at idle position it shuts off and then the battery. And then the battery is used to keep your electrical components running and then restart your engine once you take off again....your battery will start your engine again when you take off the break."
    BTW, the Dodge pickup we had was a 1948, felt heavy as a sherman tank....

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:16:12 PM PST

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