Car efficiency can be doubled
The world’s car fleet could half its fuel consumption between 2005 and 2030, if only governments would set taxes and charges that encourage fuel efficiency and not enhanced performance. That is the finding from a study by the Global Fuel Economy Initiative , which says in many OECD countries, average new car fuel economy could be down to just over 4 litres per 100km (60 miles per gallon).
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]But the report, ’50 by 50, Prospects and Progress’ says existing cost-effective technologies will only be made maximum use of if a regulatory and fiscal environment is created that steers makers towards focusing on fuel efficiency and consumers towards buying energy-efficient cars.
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